House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said on Monday that there has been near a “100 leaks” by Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee related to the Russia investigation, slowly releasing bits of information to the media, reports Fox News. And it looks like the first person who will fall from its release is Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA).
After President Trump’s tweet blasted down Democratic Sen. Adam Schiff, in a morning tweet, Nunes said Schiff is spreading a “false” narrative about him and Republicans coordinating with the White House.
Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
“Whatever they accuse you of doing is what they’re doing. We know there have been almost 100 leaks that we believe have come from Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee,” he said.
Nunes said Democrats have repeatedly claimed there was collusion between Russians and the Trump campaign, but “keep coming up with goose eggs” in trying to prove it. In addition, he said they have falsely accused him of leaking information.
“‘They advocated for my removal from the committee. Why is that? It’s because we’ve been successful at getting to the bottom of a lot of real problems with the institutions within our government. … We actually enjoy the criticism. When you’re being criticized like this by all the major networks and being attacked by the left, we know we’re getting close to the truth,’ said Nunes.”
He added that last week’s memo by Republicans alleging surveillance abuses by the FBI was only “phase one” of a broader effort. Nunes said the first memo was only about “FISA abuse,” accusing the FBI and DOJ of failing to investigate themselves.
“What we’re looking at now is the State Department and some of the irregularities there,” he said, adding further information may not be released in the same way.
Schiff (D-CA) said Sunday he believes the White House may have been behind the memo, adding it “could be evidence of the President’s intent to interfere with [Robert Mueller’s] investigation.”
Does @RepAdamSchiff believe @DevinNunes’ staff worked with the White House on the House GOP memo? He tells @GStephanopoulos “I think it’s very possible his staff worked with the White House and coordinated the whole effort with the White House.” #ThisWeek pic.twitter.com/7aA8BNxKSc
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2018
Nunes also said in his interview that he thinks all of these attacks and lies from the left are actually a good thing because it means that they have something to hide and they are obviously worried about their secrets getting out.
“The American people are just beginning to learn the truth about the Hillary Campaign and the Democratic party and their involvement in how they corrupted our American institutions,” said Nunes.