Democrat establishment efforts to sink the campaign of socialist Bernie Sanders got a boost last week with a report that the candidate was informed that the Russians were looking to assist him.
It was another one of sensational stories that had all have two things in common. First, there is no underlying evidence supportive of intelligence community claims and second, that they have all been conveniently leaked to the New York Times or the Washington Post.
On Sunday, President Trump called out top intel Democrat Adam Schiff who he accused of being the source of the anti-Sanders leak that hit the headlines on the day before the Nevada caucuses.
He also called for an investigation into the leakage.
According to the leader of the free world:
“I read where Russia’s helping Bernie Sanders. Nobody said it to me at all. Nobody briefed me about that at all,” he said, later adding, “Adam Schiff and his group, they leaked it to the papers. As usual, they ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that information. He should not be leaking information out of intelligence. They ought to investigate Adam Schiff.”
Via The New York Post, “Trump: Schiff should be probed for leaking details of intelligence briefing”:
President Trump said Rep. Adam Schiff should be investigated for leaking an assessment from the intelligence community that Russia will interfere in the 2020 presidential election to help Sen. Bernie Sanders win.
“Nobody said it to me at all,” the president told reporters about not being briefed on Russian involvement. “They ought to investigate Adam Schiff for leaking that intelligence.”
The president suggested that Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the information to hurt Sanders’ presidential bid.
“I think what it could be, the Democrats are treating Bernie Sanders very unfairly. And it sounds to me like a leak from Adam Schiff because they don’t want Bernie Sanders to represent them,” Trump said outside the White House on Sunday as he prepared to depart for a two-day trip to India.
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