The host of CBS’s “Face the Nation,” Margaret Brennan, asked Schiff if he would urge the Biden administration to deny Trump access to intelligence briefings.
“Absolutely. There’s no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future. I don’t think he can be trusted with it now and in the future, he certainly can’t be trusted,” Schiff said.
He added, “There were, I think, any number of intelligence partners of ours around the world who probably started withholding information from us because they didn’t trust the president would safeguard that information and protect their sources and methods and that makes us less safe. We’ve seen this president politicize intelligence and that’s another risk to the country.”
Watch his comments below:
NEWS: “There’s no circumstance,” in which #Trump should receive another intelligence briefing once he leaves office, @RepAdamSchiff tells @margbrennan, saying the Biden team should cut off his briefings.— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 17, 2021
Earlier this week, former top intel official Sue Gordon urged similarly pic.twitter.com/64Do6TJyln
“That is all controlled by the director of national intelligence who will have to take a very hard look at whether Donald Trump should be given information, including any information that might be sensitive to the security of the United States,” Comey said during his appearance on “The View” on Friday.
He continued, “The guy’s a lying demagogue who you can’t trust and so you’d want to be very, very careful about what you give him. I’m hoping he will have been stripped of the perks of a former president by being convicted by the U.S. Senate and barred from further participation in public office and maybe that will be a reason for them to cut it off entirely.”
The president is expected to leave Washington, D.C., on the morning of Inauguration Day on Wednesday, as IJR previously reported.