Former House Oversight Committee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) on Sunday said he believed the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) should withhold information from House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA). His reason? Schiff leaks information “like a screen door on a submarine.”
According to Gowdy, who also served on the Intelligence Committee, he has never seen a chairman called to resign the way Republicans have called Schiff to resign over his comments and actions relating to the Mueller probe.
“Have you ever seen anything like that?” Fox News’ Maria Bartiromo asked Gowdy. “Nine Republicans are asking the chairman [Schiff] to step down. What is your reaction to Adam Schiff’s behavior?”
“Never seen that before,” Gowdy said. “We had a lot of bad days the eight years I was in Congress but we never voted to remove or ask a chairperson to step down.”
But Schiff is also unlike past chairmen.
“Adam is a deeply partisan person. He did everything he could to make sure Hillary Clinton became the next president. And he’s done everything he could, since he failed at that, to keep a cloud over the Trump presidency,” Gowdy explained.