Ever since Donald Trump became president, his White House has been plagued by a series of leaks. This happened once again when Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats delivered closed door testimony that he was assured by Representatives Trey Gowdy and Adam Schiff would remain private.
Unfortunately, his testimony leaked to the press, and Gowdy was not happy about it.
“About eight hours ago, Adam Schiff and I looked Dan Coats in the eyes and we assured him that there would be no selective leaking of his testimony to us.
And I’ll be damned if eight hours later, there aren’t three different leaks with what he told us,” Gowdy said, according to Conservative 101.
“So if anyone is questioning why Congressional investigations aren’t taken seriously, and are viewed as political exercises, you need to look no further than the fact that we looked one of our intelligence officials in the eyes and promised him there would be no selective leaking.
And here I am being asked about it not even eight hours later.”
He went on to say that only eight people were in the room to hear Coats’ testimony, so the leaker must be one of the eight.
“I can’t tell you who it is. But I can tell you this: You’re going to have a chilling effect on other witnesses who want to share classified, sensitive information when it makes its way to the headlines before the transcript’s even dry. I can tell you this. It wasn’t me and I don’t think it was Representative Schiff,” Gowdy continued.
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