Former Rep. Trey Gowdy accused reporters from CNN, Politico and The New York Times on Sunday of helping House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff “peddle” the now-debunked conspiracy theory of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.
Gowdy was asked in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures” to identify reporters he believed took leaks from Schiff for stories related to the Intelligence panel’s Russia investigation.
Trey Gowdy said Friday he is ready to expose reporters who 'aided and abetted' Adam Schiff during Russia investigation. Today he told @MariaBartiromo that reporters at least two outlets -- CNN and Politico -- are among them. He names names. https://t.co/SdLnQj1oCF - @dcexaminer pic.twitter.com/0GhKe7Hxd7— Daniel Chaitin (@danielchaitin7) May 10, 2020
Gowdy, who is now a Fox News contributor, has blasted Schiff in the past for leaking information to reporters.
Gowdy said in a March 31, 2019 interview that he wondered whether U.S. intelligence agencies would stop providing information to Schiff because he “leak[s] like a screen door on a submarine.”
Schiff, a California Democrat, insisted for several years that he had seen evidence of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government. In a March 20, 2017 intelligence committee hearing he cited portions of the Steele dossier, which alleged that the Trump campaign and Kremlin were involved in a “well-developed conspiracy of collusion” to influence the 2016 election.