Democrats in Congress have been selectively leaking classified information. Now the leakers will eventually face the music.
In what now amounts to an official investigation, the Director of National Security authorized a search for the mole(s):
Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe says he has made multiple “crimes reports” related to leaks of classified information.
Ratcliffe, a former Texas congressman who has overseen the nation’s 17 intelligence agencies since May, also defended his decision to shift election security briefings from in-person to in writing over concerns about leaks and politicization during an interview with Maria Bartiromo on Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News.
“There are investigations” into potentially illegal leaks and that “I know that because I’ve made a number of what are called crimes reports in connection since I’ve been the DNI,” Ratcliffe said. “When I become aware of intelligence community information that is disclosed unlawfully, I do what’s called a crimes report — I’ve done that now on a number of occasions, and so those investigations are moving forward.”
Ratcliffe put Adam Schiff and his team of professional leakers on notice.
Actually, notice came earlier. When Ratcliffe announced that he would change the way he briefs Congress due to leaks.
Apparently, Ratcliffe briefed all members of Congress as requested, and the leaks happened within minutes.
“Within minutes of one of those briefings ending, a number of members of Congress went to a number of different outlets and leaked classified information for political purposes,” Ratcliffe said.
“To create a narrative that simply isn’t true, that somehow Russia is a greater national security threat than China.”
“I don’t mean to minimize Russia. They are a serious national security threat, but day in, day out, the threats that we face from China are significantly greater,” Ratcliffe said. “Anyone who says otherwise is just politicizing intelligence for their own narrative.”
All Ratcliffe did by accommodating Congress is limit his ability to find the real leakers. But now the search continues. Thus, the crime reports will be investigated.
Schiff denied leaking intelligence. However, he indicates something ominous for Democrats as well:
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff denied that he has ever leaked classified intelligence, but declined to say for other Democrats on the panel.
The California Democrat responded to President Trump suggesting he makes disclosures for political gain after the Office of the Director of National Intelligence informed Congress that the U.S. intelligence community will not give in-person election security briefings to lawmakers.
“I haven’t. My staff hasn’t. I can’t speak for what all the members of the committee have done or not done, including a lot of the Republican members,” Schiff told CNN’s Dana Bash on State of the Union on Sunday after she asked if he or other Democrats on the panel have leaked classified information.
Schiff threw in the Republicans in his answer. But he knows that Democrats constantly leak classified information. And while he denies any wrongdoing, that means nothing.
Expect to get much closer to resolution on this, once Trump wins re-election. And this is why Democrats are creating chaos all over America. They know a Trump win does massive damage to their party.
For Democrats, this is the most important election in their history. Sadly for them, they have no way of winning.