Fox News contributor Trey Gowdy on Tuesday urged top intelligence officials to stop providing sensitive briefings to secret committee chairman Adam Schiff because he is “a leaker”.
“Nobody is above the law, apparently except anyone who leaked classified information from Adam Schiff’s committee,” Gowdy said of “Hannity”, reacting to the recent intelligence briefing on Russia’s alleged electoral interference efforts in 2020 to help the President Trump.
NO EVIDENCE OF THE RUSSIAN “GAME” TO HELP THE TRUMP, THE BRIEFER MAY HAVE “SUBSTANTIAL” INTELLIGENCE, SAYS OFFICIAL
“What the intelligence committee needs to think about is [to] stop informing someone who has a history and is an epidemic leaker. “
“Stop informing him,” said Gowdy.
Contrary to numerous media reports, there is no evidence to suggest that Russia is doing a specific “show” to increase President Trump’s reelection offer, a US intelligence official told Fox News on Sunday.
U.S. chief electoral officer Shelby Pierson, who briefed Congress on Russian electoral interference efforts, may have overstated intelligence about the problem when he spoke to the House intelligence committee earlier this month, reportedly from Fox News.
US intelligence officials have publicly testified only that the Russians used the “information war” before the election. Fox News is told that Democrats have pressed Pierson that Russia was trying to help Trump and that no precise context or perspective has emerged for his responses.
The whiplash came when fears of the Russian intervention gripped the 2020 presidential race following an unverified report by the New York Times and CNN that Russia wanted to help Trump, which CNN has since reciprocated.
Gowdy told Sean Hannity that Robert Mueller spent more than two years investigating the Trump-Russia collusion, but was unable to find sufficient evidence for that plot.
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“This time it took two minutes to find that there was no evidence,” said the former congressman.
Hannity asked when Schiff would be held responsible for the lies he had told the American people about the Trump-Russia accusations.
Fox News Gregg Re and John Roberts contributed to this report.