Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) on Monday fired back at President Trump after Trump launched a deranged attack on the California Democrat, accusing him of leaking confidential information and calling him “one of the biggest liars and leakers in Washington.”
“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 Comey, Warner, Brennan and Clapper!” Trump tweeted, referring to the former FBI director, a Virginia senator, a former CIA chief and former national intelligence chief.
“Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!”
Schiff quickly fired back with a brutal tweet if his own:
“Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of ‘Executive Time,’ ” Schiff tweeted. “Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or…really anything else.”
Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, has been a vocal critic of Trump. In recent days, he became a central figure objecting to the release of a Republican-crafted memo that alleges surveillance abuses at the Department of Justice.
The four-page memo was released Friday after Trump declassified the document. The president tweeted that it “totally vindicates” him in the ongoing probe into Russian election interference. However, members of his own party said Sunday that the memo does not vindicate the president and has nothing to do with the Russia probe.
Schiff said this past weekend that the memo does “quite the opposite” and multiple Republicans said Sunday that the memo does not vindicate Trump.
Schiff also warned Sunday that Trump is trying to turn the Department of Justice into a “personal political tool.”
Mr. President, I see you’ve had a busy morning of “Executive Time.” Instead of tweeting false smears, the American people would appreciate it if you turned off the TV and helped solve the funding crisis, protected Dreamers or…really anything else. https://t.co/lVqQRu2Gjl
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) February 5, 2018