Lawrence David| Opinion| Adam Schiff (D-CA) has been a disaster for America while serving as the Chairman of the House Select Permanent Committee on Intelligence since he ascended to the position in January 2019 when control of the House shifted to Nancy Pelosi.
In what is normally a position expected to protect highly classified information critical to national security, Schiff has been informally charged on numerous occasions of selectively leaking that information to the media in order to advance his political agenda.
Only two months into his chairmanship, in March 2019 every Republican on the House Intelligence Committee demanded Rep. Adam Schiff step down as chairman over the California Democrat’s repeated claims in the media that there was “more than circumstantial evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Schiff was pushing a narrative that, by that point, had been disproved. Schiff’s only motive was to divide Americans into two camps and feed into the irrational hatred of President Trump with the hope of removing Trump in 2020.
The letter fell on deaf ears as Schiff’s false narrative was adopted and continuously repeated by the Mockingbird media as factual. Speaker Pelosi (D-CA), who has the power to remove Schiff from his lofty chairmanship, was more intent on her party’s raw political power than protecting America’s national security.
Fast forward to the present.
This past Sunday morning Fox’s Maria Bartiromo hosted the immediate past Director of National Security Ric Grennel, and his permanent successor John Ratcliffe.
Former Acting DNI Grennel highlights the fact that Schiff used his authority to squelch the testimony of 53 deponents that, if made public, would have discredited his lies about collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
Current DNI John Ratcliffe, in an effort to put an end to the incessant leaks, has decided to scale back in-person election security briefings to Congress in favor of written reports after accusing members of Congress of leaking information literally “within minutes” of briefings.
DNI Ratcliffe had changed to oral briefings as an accommodation to Pelosi’s request. Ratcliffe told Bartiromo that he had been going above and beyond in briefing “not just the oversight committees but every member of Congress” but will no longer do so.
“Within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes. To create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.” – ODNI John Ratcliffe
Take note of Ratcliffe’s concern… To create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.
Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has a history of going soft on China while his son received a $1.5 Billion loan, from China, for his investment company, a field he had no previous experience in.
Yesterday the calls for Schiff’s removal – and prosecution – came to a crescendo when Former House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz went live with his complaints about congress during an appearance on Fox’s Outnumbered after being asked about another Schiff lie…
“What Adam Schiff just said in that clip saying they were going to withhold documents, that’s not what John Ratcliffe said. He said he would provide them in writing, that’s what they’ve done.
“I got to tell you, the only part [where] I would disagree with my friends John Ratcliffe and the DNI, in general, is if they have direct information about the leaking of classified information, then prosecute them.
“File a complaint at the Department of Justice and prosecute Adam Schiff.
I have seen it, I have heard it, I have listened to everybody complain about how he leaks classified information. Then prosecute him.
“I don’t understand why he has a security clearance. Nobody is able to describe that to me, because he has done this repeatedly, misrepresented information. It is documented, and he should lose his security clearance. But if he’s done something illegal, like leaked classified information, prosecute him.”
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