Sen Tom Cotton is fairly certain that he knows who leaked the bogus Russia bounty story to the press. The same person that left the House floor during Don Trump’s testimony just before CNN printed what was said and the same person who was on CNN every night lying about the evidence of Russian collusion during the 2016 presidential race, Adam Schiff.
Well, when I heard that you could have knocked me over with a Sherman tank.
“Just last week, the Biden administration presumably authorized that information to be released from the intelligence community. They had low — only low to moderate confidence. That’s pretty low, I got to tell you, just from a tradecraft perspective. I can’t say that those leaks last summer came from the intelligence community itself, but I think it’s probably as likely that they came from Democrats in Congress who had seen those documents and misrepresented them through the media.”
“Adam Schiff, I’m looking right at you right now as a potential source for that.”
Schiff was one of many Democrats promoting the narrative that Russia was paying a bounty for dead Americans.
Americans are outraged by reports that Russia offered bounties on U.S. troops.
The only American who isn't? Donald Trump. Trump is again taking the Kremlin’s side and calling it a hoax.
This is no hoax, Mr. President. But it is time you put our troops first, instead of Putin. pic.twitter.com/eLid6i0DyE
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) July 2, 2020
Former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell also accused Schiff of being behind the bogus story earlier this year:
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee claimed Wednesday evening that he has seen “more than circumstantial evidence” that associates of President Donald Trump colluded with Russia while the Kremlin attempted to interfere with the 2016 presidential election.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the Ranking Member on the committee, was asked by Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press Daily” whether or not he only has a circumstantial case.
“Actually no, Chuck,” he said. “I can tell you that the case is more than that and I can’t go into the particulars, but there is more than circumstantial evidence now.”
Questioned whether or not he has seen direct evidence of collusion, Schiff responded, “I don’t want to get into specifics but I will say that there is evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of an investigation.”
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) March 22, 2017