A Democrat that failed to remove the president from office wants to exclude the incumbent from future discussions about national security.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has publicly opposed allowing President Donald Trump to attend any further post presidency intelligence briefings.
“There is no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future,” he said in a video shared on Twitter.
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Schiff accused the president of being a national security risk because he was allegedly dishonest at least once.
“I do not think he [the president] can be trusted with it now, and in the future he certainly cannot be trusted,” he said.
He also claimed multiple so called “intelligence partners” refused to divulge information because they feared President Trump was too honest and willing to grant public access to information.
“[They] probably started withholding information from us because they did not trust the president would safeguard that information and protect their sources and methods,” he said. “That makes us less safe. We have seen this president politicize intelligence and that is another risk to the country.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently snubbed Schiff from her list of newly appointed impeachment managers.
She instead appointed Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) as lead impeachment manager for the Democrat-led investigation into whether to impeach President Trump again for so called incitement of insurrection.
Pelosi believes Raskin, whose 25-year-old son allegedly took his own life on New Year’s Eve, is in a perfect state-of-mind to judge whether the president should be dismissed.
“I have the solemn privilege of naming the managers of the impeachment trial of Donald Trump,” she said in a statement. “It is their constitutional and patriotic duty to present the case for the president’s impeachment and removal.”
The new investigation was announced after hundreds of extremists allegedly stormed the Capitol, smashed windows, vandalized public property, seized offices, and even forced the complete evacuation of both the House and Senate on Jan. 6.
House Democrats blame President Trump for the siege despite evidence Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) found that suggests building rioters were posing as Trump supporters and actually linked to antifa plus other radical leftist groups.
“Please, do not be like #FakeNewsMedia, don’t rush to judgment on assault on Capitol,” Brooks said on Twitter. “Wait for investigation, all may not be (and likely is not) what appears. Evidence growing that fascist ANTIFA orchestrated Capitol attack with clever mob control tactics.”
“Congressman told me he was warned on TUESDAY by Capitol Police officer that intelligence suggested fascist ANTIFA was going to try to infiltrate the Trump rally by dressing like Trump supporters,” he added on Twitter.
Pelosi also appointed Democratic Reps. Joaquin Castro (Texas), David Cicilline (R.I.), Madeleine Dean (Pa.), Diana DeGette (Colo.), Ted Lieu (Calif.), Joe Neguse (Colo.), Stacey Plaskett (Virgin Islands), and Eric Swalwell (Calif.) as impeachment managers.
Pelosi previously admitted the outcome of the second impeachment inquiry was already decided despite promising to “protect” democracy and remain “loyal” to her oath to the Constitution.
“This president is guilty of inciting insurrection, he has to pay a price for that” she said.