Free Beacon -- Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) appeared incensed on Thursday that someone leaked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' private congressional testimony and made it clear that he wants to know who is responsible.
Gowdy explained to CNN's Erin Burnett how he and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), told Coats that their conversation would not be selectively leaked. Since then, it has been.
"What I found out, Erin, is that 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," Gowdy said.
Gowdy went on to say that this was an example of why congressional investigations are not taken seriously after telling Coats that no selective leaking would occur.
Gowdy told Burnett that he knew he did not leak it and would highly doubt that Schiff did, as Schiff was a former federal prosecutor and because he also told Coats that it would not be leaked. Gowdy said that there were over a half dozen other individuals in the room who knew what Coats said.
Blog Author's Comments: I can understand why Gowdy would be upset and wants to know who told the press. But, nothing will be done to the leaker if they do find him. And we do not need anymore useless ‘investigations’ and ‘hearings’. The GOP and Trump are already tied up with so much of this. The people want some action and the president’s agenda worked on, so let's forget all of the in fighting between Republican lawmakers and those who do not get their way, or believe their ideas are the only ones that should be considered.
There were only four Democrats in the room, so it should not be so difficult to determine who the leaker was. Perhaps those in the room during the meeting should be asked to undergo a Polygraph test to see if this helps to flush out the leaker. But, I would not dismiss Schiff so easily as a possibility, Schiff has lied publicly claiming there was evidence of collusion with the Russians and Trump administration and then had to backtrack off of that. I like Trey Gowdy and hope that Gowdy and crew, and all the other Republicans start to understand the people's contempt for their inaction on trying to restore respect for law and the Constitution. There are quite a few of the Republican members of Congress that better wake up, and soon.
How can the American people have any confidence in the government, in governmental agencies, or government officials with this and all the other lies and innuendos that goes on? No one ever gets prosecuted for any wrong doing in the government, just more congressional meetings and people running in front of the cameras telling the liberal and corrupt press their side of whatever story or subject matter makes news at the time.