President Trump is off to India for a state visit. And as he was preparing to depart, had a few words with reporters. Trump put Adam Schiff on notice, accused him of leaking classified information and wants him investigated.
“They leaked it – Adam Schiff and his group, they leaked it to the papers as usual,” President Trump said.
“They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that information. He should not be leaking information out of intelligence. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff,” President Trump said.
The Hill reported that President Trump accused House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff of leaking information that Russia has sought to interfere with the Democratic primary to help Sen. Bernie Sanders’s campaign.
“Nobody said it to me at all,” Trump told reporters Sunday, about the reported Russian interference. “They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that intelligence.”
Schiff denied President Trump’s accusations in a tweet, telling the president “Americans decide American elections.”
An Intelligence Committee official also told The Hill that Trump’s accusations are categorically false.
“The Chairman does not comment on the substance classified briefings, and the President is trying to divert attention from his blatant firing of the acting DNI for briefing Congress,” the official said.
In a tweet on Saturday night, President Trump lamented the fact that he was not told about the reported Kremlin interference, leveling another attack at Schiff alleging the congressman leaked the information.
“The Kremlin is reportedly backing Bernie Sanders bid to win the White House.” Jon Scott @FoxNews Why didn’t somebody tell me this?” Trump tweeted.
“Just another Shifty Schiff leak. Isn’t there a law about this stuff?” Trump tweeted.