Gowdy Wants to Know Who Leaked Coats’ Testimony

• June 23, 2017 8:57 am


Rep. Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) appeared incensed on Thursday that someone leaked Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' private congressional testimony and made it clear that he wants to know who is responsible.

Gowdy explained to CNN's Erin Burnett how he and the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), told Coats that their conversation would not be selectively leaked. Since then, it has been.

"What I found out, Erin, is that about eight hours ago Adam Schiff and I looked Dan Coats in the eyes and we assured him that there would be no selective leaking of his testimony to us and I'll be damned if eight hours later there aren't three different leaks with what he told us," Gowdy said.

Gowdy went on to say that this was an example of why congressional investigations are not taken seriously after telling Coats that no selective leaking would occur.

Gowdy told Burnett that he knew he did not leak it and would highly doubt that Schiff did, as Schiff was a former federal prosecutor and because he also told Coats that it would not be leaked. Gowdy said that there were over a half dozen other individuals in the room who knew what Coats said.