Anytime the press gets ahold of something that makes Donald Trump look even worse than the day before, he always rails against “leaks” and vows he will get the responsible party or parties who did the leaking.
But it now looks like Trump himself may have leaked classified information during an interview with Tucker Carlson of Fox News, according to Congressman Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. Schiff noted in a press release:
“In his effort to once again blame Obama, the President appeared to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information.”
Schiff was referring to a comment Trump made Wednesday evening on Fox when he said the CIA had been hacked during the Obama administration. Trump told Tucker Carlson:
“I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked, and a lot of things taken — that was during the Obama years. That was not during us. That was during the Obama situation. Mike Pompeo is there now doing a fantastic job.”
And that comment, Schiff said, may have crossed the line:
“The president has the power to declassify whatever he wants, but this should be done as the product of thoughtful consideration and with intense input form any agency affected. For anyone else to do what the President may have done, would constitute what he deplores as ‘leaks.’”
Congressman Schiff also posted on Twitter:
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 16, 2017
Donald Trump is a liar. He’s also a paranoiac who is fond of the wildest conspiracy theories. And he’s also unable to keep a secret, which makes him a direct threat to American national security. That alone is reason enough to remove him from office.
This article was originally published by the same author at LiberalAmerica.org