President Donald Trump took aim at the Democratic ranking member on the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff, along with several former intelligence officials in a Monday morning tweet.
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! Adam leaves closed committee hearings to illegally leak confidential information. Must be stopped!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 5, 2018
Schiff’s public profile has risen significantly as he has played a key role in the House investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. The ranking member has led a public relations campaign against a recent memo released by House republicans on the committee.
The memo found that the FBI and the Department of Justice did not disclose the political origins of the Steele dossier in its application to secure a FISA warrant on Trump campaign associate Carter Page and revealed previously undisclosed testimony from former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe that an investigation into Page would not have occurred without said dossier.
The president also took aim at former FBI director James Comey, Senator Mark Warner of the Senate intelligence committee and former DNI James Clapper. Comey and Clapper have been particularly active in publicly condemning President Trump and his actions.