Schiff tried to downplay the leaks by stating that both Republicans and Democrats use this tactic when dealing with political adversaries.
House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff defended himself Tuesday against Donald Trump Jr.’s accusation of leaking by stating he didn’t “leak” testimony, but rather he exposed it.
“That’s not a leak, it is exposure of his non-cooperation and his stonewalling of our committee,” Schiff responded when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer confronted him about Trump’s allegation.
“He’s been making this claim all along. What upsets Don Jr., and I can understand why he’s upset, is he was saying publicly, ‘I’m fully cooperating with Congress, I’m answering all their questions,” Schiff said. “Then he goes before our committee and refuses to answer a whole host of questions, making completely fallacious claims of privilege, and we called him out on it as we have done with other witnesses.”
Trump told Fox News earlier in the day he believes “there’s a 99.9 percent chance [Schiff is] the guy” who has been leaking private testimony that he gave in 2017 when he appeared before the House Intelligence Committee to discuss the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.