For as long as humankind has been around, news has been reported and heavily relied upon, whether from the town gossip or territory leadership. And while the industry has grown and become something even more critical in recent years, one thing still remains: credibility comes from the source. And for former Republican Representative Trey Gowdy, no one is more to blame for spreading falsities than Democrat and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff.
However, Schiff did not act alone. It has become well-known in recent months that Schiff would not have been able to spread such lies had he not “leaked” them to reporters in the media who were more than willing to “peddle” story after story and line after line of misinformation.
And Gowdy, who has a former House Intelligence Committee member himself, is more than willing to start naming names.
During an appearance on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Gowdy was asked by Maria Bartiromo if he could identify individual reporters who leaked information to the public for Schiff. Gowdy implied that it would take hours to do so based on all the information he had. He said, “Well, I hope you have a three-hour show.”
But he took little time to get to the specifics.
Gowdy said, “Let’s just with Politico and anyone not named Rachael Bade.” The former representative went on to state that in all of his interactions with the outlet, Bade was “the only reporter that I deal with that was fair.”
Others, such as Kyle Cheney, on the other hand, “is just an acolyte for Adam Schiff.”
Gowdy then moved on to speak of the ever liberally biased CNN. Of the reporters there, Gowdy believes Manu Raju, who is the network’s congressional reporter, is the worst. “Manu Raju from CNN – Nothing Schiff wanted out, made public – no leak was too low for Manu Raju and CNN.”
And if CNN and Politico didn’t fair to well in Gowdy’s eyes, how do you think The New York Times did on the subject of peddling lies?
I know, you’d be shocked to hear the former representative say, “Fill in the blank at The New York Times,” implying that everyone who works there would be more than willing to take Schiff at his word and run with it.
On Friday, Gowdy had told Fox News’ Sean Hannity that he was ready to start naming names of such reporters. He said, “The media, not only did they not provide scrutiny of Adam Schiff, they aided and abetted him. Politico, the Hill, Washington Post, New York Times, I’ll come on and even give you the reporters’ names sometime.” And he continued, “The reporters who sat there and helped Adam Schiff perpetuate this fraud, next time I’m with you I’ll give you the names of the reporters.”
And it seems that the next time was Sunday.
During the infamous impeachment trials for President Donald Trump, Schiff held to his years-long claim that the Russians had somehow colluded with the Trump campaign to secure a White House win in 2016. He had even claimed that he had proof. That proof later came in the form of the now-completely debunked Steele dossier.
However, that proof was riddled with lies and misinformation.
When it was suggested that the so-called facts of the dossier might not actually be all that factual, Schiff then leaked more information to the media. In February of 2018, he made sure the public heard that the facts had been verified and that the FBI was handling the information to the very best of their ability.
Only months later, both the special counsel and the Department of Justice’s inspector general found evidence to the contrary.
The IG discovered that the FBI had not only failed to vet nearly any of the dossier’s claims, but they had information that could prove them to be false and yet supported the document anyway. One of the primary sources for the text actually contested the allegations included in it. Furthermore, evidence was found that much of the false information had been fed to the author by the Russian government.
With so much false information being given to the public by Adam Schiff and his lackeys, Gowdy wonders why any self-respecting person or intelligence agency would ever trust the likes of Schiff again. It’s clearly apparent the man “leak(s) like a screen door on a submarine,” according to Gowdy.