Fox News Opinion, 2/26/20
By Fred Fleitz
Leaks have emerged of classified comments that an American intelligence official made to the House Intelligence Committee about efforts by Russia to “help” President Trump win the 2020 presidential election. It’s the latest in a string of alleged illegal leaks of classified information from Democratic committee members, including Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif.
It is long overdue for the Trump administration to stop these leaks by cutting off Schiff’s access to sensitive intelligence.
According to House Republican intelligence committee members and Trump officials, there is no evidence for the intelligence official’s claim that Russia wants Trump to win the election and this assessment may have been an exaggeration or misinterpreted. It is also alarming that this briefing was provided to Congress before it was briefed to the White House. But the most troubling issue here is that this was a sensitive classified assessment — even if it was wrong — that House Intelligence Committee Democratic members immediately leaked for political advantage.
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