(National Sentinel) Leaks and Leaks: President Donald J. Trump’s assistant Dan Scavino appeared to call out Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, as being one of the people responsible for leaking sensitive information to the media.
During Donald J. Trump Jr.’s marathon eight-hour closed-door testimony before the committee earlier this month, Schiff was seen by observers leaving the hearing room several times. Shortly thereafter, CNN began publishing snippets of information from the hearing itself.
Scavino, Trump’s assistant and director of White House social media, mentioned “Leaker Adam Schiff” in a Tuesday evening tweet that went viral. Scavino’s tweet came in a response to a tweet sent by former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer.
“Just a reminder that CNN, CBS and MSNBC have yet to explain how numerous ‘independent’ sources all misread the date on an email in calls to each of those three outlets. No explanation. None,” Fleischer tweeted.
The former Bush administration official was referencing a botched story involving an email sent by a representative of Wikileaks to Don. Jr. last fall with an encryption key to unlock a trove of emails from the Democratic National Committee.
The networks’ “sources” got the dates wrong, as the the encryption key had already been available to the public for days by the time Don Jr. was sent the email.
Following Fleischer’s tweet, Scavino pointed to Schiff.
“Perhaps they are waiting to hear back from Leaker Schiff?” he tweeted.
Fox News‘ Ed Henry was the first to report that Schiff was seen leaving the hearing room on several occasions, and that shortly afterward stories began appearing at CNN while Don Jr. was still providing testimony.
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