Trump Accuses ‘Bad Guy’ Schiff of ‘Probably Illegal’ Leaking, Takes Veiled Shot at Jeff Sessions


President Donald Trump phoned in to Jeanine Pirro’s Fox News show on Saturday night, in the wake of the release of House Intel Committee Democrats’ memo rebutting the one released by Devin Nunes.

Trump took the opportunity to slam Rep. Adam Schiff, who he called a “total phony” on Twitter earlier in the evening, telling Pirro the Democrat is a “bad guy” for his memo pushing back on Nunes’ — which had alleged FISA abuses by the FBI and Dept. of Justice.

The Democrats’ memo argued that the FBI and DOJ did not “abuse” the FISA process to spy on members of Trump’s campaign.

In his interview on Fox News, the president again accused Schiff of leaking information to the press after House Intel meetings, calling the act “probably illegal.”

“He’s a bad guy,” Trump said of Schiff, before calling the memo “a nothing.”

Trump went on to note that what “[Democrats] did is really fraudulent and somebody should be looking into that.”

“By somebody, I’m talking about you know who,” he continued, ostensibly referring to embattled Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

“I have a feeling I know who it is, Mr. President,” Pirro replied with a smile.

Later in the interview, Trump made sure to deny Russia-collusion allegations and take a few shots at former 2016 opponent Hillary Clinton.

“I don’t want to sound braggadocios,” he said. “I was a far better candidate. She was not a good candidate. She went to the wrong states.”

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