President Trump is off to India for a state visit and had a few words with reporters as he was preparing to depart.
Trump put Adam Schiff on notice – he accused him of leaking classified information and wants Adam investigated.
“They leaked it – Adam Schiff and his group, they leaked it to the papers as usual,” 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,’ Trump said.
From The Hill:
President Trump accused House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) of leaking information that Russia has sought to interfere with the Democratic primary to help Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) 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 Trump’s accusations in a tweet, telling the president “Americans decide American elections.”
An Intelligence Committee official also told The Hill the president’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.
Trump in a tweet Saturday night 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.
Just another Shifty Schiff leak. Isn’t there a law about this stuff? https://t.co/JWE0oPhiw9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 23, 2020
Democrats in the Great State of Nevada (Which, because of the Economy, Jobs, the Military & Vets, I will win in November), be careful of Russia, Russia, Russia. According to Corrupt politician Adam “Shifty” Schiff, they are pushing for Crazy Bernie Sanders to win. Vote!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 22, 2020