Adam Schiff spent years manipulating illegal leaks of classified information to hurt Donald Trump.
But if you play with fire you eventually get burned.
And one Deep State leak just blew up in Adam Schiff’s face.
Adam Schiff – along with every other Democrat – made hay out of an illegal leak to The New York Times of unverified intelligence that the Russians allegedly paid bounties to the Taliban to kill American soldiers in Afghanistan.
Top intelligence officials say they never briefed President Trump on this matter because it was not corroborated or actionable intelligence.
But as it turns out, Adam Schiff’s staff was briefed on the matter back in February.
Mollie Hemmingway of The Federalist reported that, “Top committee staff for Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, were briefed in February on intelligence about Russia offering the Taliban bounties in Afghanistan, but he took no action in response to the briefing, multiple intelligence sources familiar with the briefing told The Federalist. The intelligence was briefed to Schiff’s staff during a congressional delegation, or CODEL, trip to Afghanistan in February.”
Schiff knew of this information and did nothing.
Intelligence officials have said they have no idea if this information is true.
They also said the leak makes it nearly impossible to ever prove one way or the other what the real story is.
But at a very minimum Adam Schiff knew of the allegations.
And he never raised an alarm or demanded action.
The logical conclusion from that is Schiff and staff were briefed on the matter and decided – like the President’s team did – that it was a murky allegation that required further investigation before action was taken.
Renewed Right will keep you up-to-date on any new developments in this ongoing story.