In the midst of the House Intelligence Hearings last month on the mythical Trump/Russia connection, Devin Nunes was forced to step down from his post as Committee Chairman because he was accused of improperly disclosing classified information. The Democrats rejoiced!
Well, it looks like that celebration may have been a little too premature, because it looks like two of their members are guilty of doing the exact same thing.
Well, now it looks like the Committee’s Vice Chairman and one of Nunes’ biggest accusers Adam Schiff and fellow representative Jackie Speier are guilty of the same thing!
Conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch has officially asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate these two US Representatives.
From their official request:
“If the standard for filing a complaint or opening an ethics investigation is that a member has commented publicly on matters that touch on classified information, but the member does not reveal the source of his or her information, then the complaints against Chairman Nunes are incomplete insofar as they target only Nunes.
At least two other members of the House Intelligence Committee have made comments about classified material that raise more directly the very same concerns raised against Chairman Nunes because they appear to confirm classified information contained in leaked intelligence community intercepts.”
They accused Schiff of disclosing classified information during a speech to the Brookings Institution, and Speier in an interview with the Daily Caller.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton said in a statement, “At least two leading Democrats, Reps. Schiff and Speier, on the House Intelligence Committee, seem to have improperly disclosed classified information.”
“While the Ethics Committee examines Rep. Nunes’s innocuous statements on Obama’s surveillance on the Trump team, it ought to expand its investigation to include the other members of the Intelligence Committee who seem to have flagrantly violated the rules.”
The committee’s former chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI) also called for Schiff to recuse himself from the Russia probe in a CNN op-ed earlier this month, for discussing classified information in public.
I love it when Democrats try to take the high road by playing it sleazy and get caught run over by their own karma train. Couldn’t happen to better people!