One thing is for sure- Any leaker is committing treason and should go to prison for the remainder of their lives!!!
Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats delivered closed door testimony, which he was assured by top congressional committee members Democrat Adam Schiff and Republican Trey Gowdy would remain private. Sadly, as we often witness these days, Coats’ testimony too was leaked to the press.
Appearing on Outfront Thursday, Gowdy sounded irate about the leaked testimony so soon after he and his Democratic counterpart on the committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) promised Coats that what he said in the session would not be made public.
He said: “About eight hours ago, Adam Schiff and I looked Dan Coats in the eyes and we assured him that there would be no selective leaking of his testimony to us. And I’ll be damned if eight hours later, there aren’t three different leaks with what he told us.”
He added: “So if anyone is questioning why Congressional investigations aren’t taken seriously and are viewed as political exercises, you need to look no further than the fact that we looked one of our intelligence officials in the eyes and promised him there would be no selective leaking. And here I am being asked about it not even eight hours later.”
Gowdy explained that only eight people were in the room to hear Coats’ testimony and he probably knows who the leaker is, but can not tell us yet. He also said that if these leaks continue, that could keep other witnesses from being forthcoming in closed-door sessions.
“I can’t tell you who it is. But I can tell you this: You’re going to have a chilling effect on other witnesses who want to share classified, sensitive information when it makes its way to the headlines before the Transcript’s even dry. I can tell you this. It wasn’t me and I don’t think it was Representative Schiff.”
So who is it? I trust Trey Gowdy’s timing on when to reveal this information. This level of corruption has to be taken down very carefully with utmost wisdom, which I believe Gowdy has. We all need patience.
However, when the time is right, they must severely punish to the fullest. Make an example that WE THE PEOPLE will not tolerate leaks.
Natalie D. is an American conservative writer! Natalie has described herself as a polemicist who likes to “stir up the pot,” and does not “pretend to be impartial or balanced, as broadcasters do,” drawing criticism from the left, and sometimes from the right. As a passionate journalist, she works relentlessly to uncover the corruption happening in Washington.She is a “constitutional conservative”.