House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff and President Donald Trump don’t see eye-to-eye on, well, anything, and their tumultuous relationship is playing out on the world’s largest stage over the course of the last few months.
Schiff is part and parcel to the “formal impeachment inquiry” of the Democrats, and is seen by his detractors as spearheading this democratic dereliction of duties. He and his cohorts in Congress are simply ignoring whatever public service that they are tasked with providing to their constituents in their attempts to nullify the 2016 election.
Worse still, the committees that are working on the “inquiry” have been unfathomably “leaky” – an indication of Schiff’s inability to run a tight ship.
That unfortunate characteristic of Schiff’s work is the reason that House Democrats were unaware of President Trump’s plans to strike down one of ISIS’ most substantial figures.
President Trump on Monday defended his decision not to give Democratic congressional leaders advance notice of the raid that resulted in the death of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, saying once again that he was concerned the details would leak out.
When Trump first announced al-Baghdadi’s death Sunday morning, he said he decided not to tell officials, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, because he was afraid leaks could compromise the mission. Speaking to reporters Monday morning, he singled out House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., as the focus of those concerns.
“The only thing is they were talking about why didn’t I give the information to Adam Schiff and his committee, and the answer is because I think Adam Schiff is the biggest leaker in Washington,” Trump said. “You know that, I know that, we all know that. I’ve watched Adam Schiff leak. He’s a corrupt politician. He’s a leaker like nobody has ever seen before.”
President Trump went on to say that video of the raid itself does exist, and that his administration is considering releasing portions of those tapes to the public; something that former President Barack Obama did not do in the wake of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of a Navy SEAL team.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.