U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday accused House Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff of illegally leaking confidential information, saying he must be stopped.
“Little Adam Schiff, who is desperate to run for higher office, is one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington, right up there with [Former FBI Director James] Comey, [Senator Mark] Warner, [Former CIA Director John] Brennan and [Former Director of National Intelligence James] Clapper! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information.
“Must be stopped!” Trump said in a Twitter message.
Democratic members of Congress are urging Trump to release a rebuttal memo put together by Schiff and his colleagues on the House Intelligence Committee following Friday’s release of a document from the Republicans on alleged abuses at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Justice Department).
The Republican memo alleges that FBI and Justice Department officials were politically biased against Trump as they began their investigation into accusations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Russia denies interfering in the vote, insisting that it does not meddle in the internal affairs of other countries.
The House Intelligence Committee is expected to vote during a meeting on Monday on whether to publicly release the Democrats’ rebuttal memo.