Ric Grenell Says Leakers Are About to Be Exposed
On Sunday, DNI John Ratcliffe said on Fox News Sunday that he was coordinating with U.S. Attorney John Durham’s review of the investigation into the non-existent links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. He said that he’d be declassifying additional documents soon: “I pledged to a bipartisan group of senators that I would look at all of the underlying intelligence surrounding the intelligence community’s assessment of Russia’s interference and this idea of Trump-Russia collusion,” Ratcliffe told “Sunday Morning Futures.” “But I’m not going to prejudice John Durham’s work in connection with that, so we’ve had to coordinate with his office about the timing of that. But I’m optimistic that I’ll be declassifying additional documents soon.”
During an appearance on Newsmax TV Monday, former Acting DNI Ric Grenell gave a preview of what to expect. According to Grenell, Ratcliffe’s congressional intelligence briefings will expose leakers and end how the leaking of cherry picked intel has been weaponized.
Grenell told host John Bachman: “We have a problem in Washington: They like to take the information that they get and spoon feed it to the public in nefarious ways publicly. But, when they’re under oath, they say completely the opposite. By putting it in writing, it’s going to be very difficult to pick and choose, cherry pick to reporters, the information.”
Of Adam Schiff, Grenell said “He is doing what he always does, which is leak one-sided information that creates just a false narrative,” saying Schiff is “focusing on a problem while ignoring the crisis” for political purposes. “We all know this and Adam Schiff can’t say it,” Grenell continued about the “crisis” with China vs. the mere social media propaganda from Russia. “He has to gloss over it, because it’s not good for Biden or the Democrats when the Communist Party of China outright wants them to win.”
Ratcliffe has announced he would no longer feed classified intelligence to Schiff in a verbal briefing, instead putting it all on paper and creating a paper trail — one that might also help expose the criminal leaks of classified intelligence.
“What Adam Schiff says on CNN and MSNBC is not what people tell us under oath,” Grenell said. “When they leak something verbally to a reporter, there’s no paper trail, and the reporter and you get to say, ‘oh, I don’t know where we got this’ and pretend like it’s a credible source.”
Grenell issued a caution to reporters: Do not take Schiff or his staffers’ word for it any longer. Ask to see the documents.
“You should know now the intelligence briefing is written, and you should ask, if you’re a reporter, ‘let me have the full context, let me have the full writing, because I know it’s in writing,'” Grenell said.
Last week Trump accused Schiff of leaking classified material. “Director Ratcliffe brought information into the committee and the information leaked. Whether it was Shifty Schiff or somebody else, they leaked the information,” Trump said. “And what’s even worse, they leaked the wrong information. And he got tired of it.”