March 17, 2017
The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee has accused President Donald Trump of discussing classified information during a Fox News interview.
Representative Adam Schiff, of California, said Trump’s recent comments about the CIA being hacked during the Obama administration could be considered a leak, if it is true and accurate.
Speaking on Fox, Trump said: ‘I just want people to know, the CIA was hacked. That was during the Obama years. That was not during us.’
Responding to that Schiff said in a statement: ‘In his effort to once again blame Obama, the President appears to have discussed something that, if true and accurate, would otherwise be considered classified information.
‘It would be one thing if the President’s statement were the product of intelligence community discussion and a purposeful decision to disclose information to the public, but that is unlikely to be the case.’
He added: ‘For anyone else to do what the President may have done would constitute what he deplores as “leaks.”’
This article was posted: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 10:53 am