In a joint letter, House Republicans called for Adam Schiff to resign as Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
For two years, Schiff has repeated the claim he has seen “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion, most notably in a March 2017 interview with Chuck Todd. Last month, Schiff told CNN that there is “Evidence in plain sight,” on collusion.
Incredibly, despite the release of the Attorney General’s summary of the Muller report, Schiff continues to double down, stating this week: “Undoubtedly there is collusion.”
Schiff’s Republican colleagues essentially accuse him of leaking classified information in the letter:
“Your repeated public statements, which implied knowledge of classified facts supporting the collusion allegations, occurred at the same time anonymous leaks of alleged intelligence and law enforcement information were appearing in the media.”
This is far from the first time Schiff has been accused of leaking. Rep. Trey Gowdy directly accused Schiff of disclosing information on Mark Levin’s program in 2018, as have President Trump and many others.
As ranking member and Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff joins the top intelligence officials, former FBI Director James Comey, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former DNI James Clapper in peddling the Russian-collusion narrative for two years and leaking information to the press.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified to the Senate intelligence Committee that he leaked his own memos to the New York Times because he, “Thought it might prompt the appointment of a special counsel.”
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper leaked information about the Steele dossier to CNN and lied to Congress about it, according to a report from the House Intelligence Committee.
According to Senator Rand Paul, former CIA Director John Brennan “Insisted that the unverified and fake Steele dossier be included in the intelligence report.” Paul’s source in the intelligence community revealed that Comey, Clapper, and Brennan were frustrated that the media wasn’t publishing the dossier because it was so unverifiable. Adding the dossier to the intelligence report made it appear more credible. During the last two years, Brennan, now a contributor for NBC News, has stated he believes Trump is serving a foreign country rather than our own and accused Trump of treason.
At best, the top intelligence officials, who are responsible for collecting and analyzing data so that leaders can make the best national-security decisions, were genuinely fooled by a dossier that even the rabidly anti-Trump media recognized as salaciously untrue. At worst, the intelligence community has been so badly politicized that the leadership was willing to do anything necessary to get rid of a democratically-elected President they hated.
It is now clear that the intelligence community perpetuated a claim of presidential collusion with a foreign power for over two years with what appears to be little more than an opposition-research dossier commissioned by the opposing candidate.
Rep. Schiff is the top elected official in charge of overseeing the intelligence community. Despite the Special Counsel findings, he continues to echo the now disproven claims of Comey, Brennan and Clapper. Schiff’s colleagues state: “…We have no faith in your ability to discharge your duties in a manner consistent with your Constitutional responsibility and urge your immediate resignation as Chairman of this Committee.” Due to Schiff’s propensity for leaking, until he does resign, the president should refuse to share sensitive intelligence with the committee, as President of the Center for Security Policy Fred Fleitz suggested in a Fox News interview last November.