In Washington, D.C., it became common knowledge that any leak that could damage Trump’s presidency or the Republican agenda was likely to have come from Adam Schiff, the Chair of the House Intel Committee.
Trump was not pleased with Schiff’s propensity to leak whenever it served his purposes. Trump would often take to Twitter to complain about Schiff’s use of his Intel Committee position to learn classified or other sensitive information and then release out-of-context snippets to the press, or fabricate “evidence,” which the media would then use in fake “walls closing in” stories “is it time to impeachment?” stories that are as obedient as the lapdogs they are.
We’ll start with a brief overview of “Shifty Adam Schiff” and then we’ll move on to his latest frantic call for action. This is in response to the bombshell news Monday regarding the SCOTUS leak about the draft majority opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. In which he stated, “We believe that Roe & Casey must be overruled.”
The Democrats have made it clear that they are willing to do everything to get the job done, including trying (again) not to nuke Roe v. Wade into legislation (which won’t happen), and to “codify Roe v. Wade” into law (also won’t happen). Schiff also suggested a wild idea (and one that has been floated by Democrats over recent years) to make the mix more interesting.
He wrote that we should not just codify Roe v. Wade. We must also “expand” the court:
I don’t care how the draft leaked. That’s a sideshow.
What I care about is that a small number of conservative justices, who lied about their plans to the Senate, intend to deprive millions of women of reproductive care.
Codifying Roe isn’t enough. We must expand the court.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) May 4, 2022
Is there anything particularly interesting in that tweet?
“I don’t care about how the draft leaked. He said, “That’s a sideshow.” However, the truth is that the leak of the majority draft opinion is a much larger story. It’s a serious (and dangerous) breach of SCOTUS protocol that every person, regardless of their political affiliation, should be condemned.
He didn’t. Because he is a man who knows well the “benefits” of leaking information to the media while making big pretenses about respecting American institutions.
In essence, Schiff was telling the truth here. Former Trump acting DNI Ric Grienell let him know.
Career intelligence officials regularly refused to brief you or anyone on your team. They knew you would leak what they said and their careers would suffer.
The DC media may not care about your manipulations but Americans do. https://t.co/AXKAUovjvD
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) May 5, 2022
Cliff Sims’ Twitter bio describes him as the “former Deputy Dir.” National Intelligence for Strategy/Comms”, Grenell has spoken highly about in the past. Also called Schiff out
“I don’t care how the draft leaked.”
You never do; it’d require self-criticism.
ODNI would have sensitive NatSec convos with your office & immediately get calls from reporters with the sensitive details + your twisted spin.@GOPLeader is right; you’re unfit to serve on HPSCI. https://t.co/KNweujNIIE
— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) May 5, 2022
That sums it up.
Schiff is not only known for his leaks but also for his habit of opening his mouth and inserting one’s foot in the process. This was after he expressed concerns to Elon Musk, presumptive future Twitter CEO, about “disinformation on social media”. It is an absurd claim considering Schiff leaks are usually just deliberate disinformation.