Washington has always been a leaky town, but it's turned into a veritable sieve these days.
Transcripts of private phone calls President Trump has made to foreign leaders have leaked. Internal discussions in the White House have leaked. And everything ever said to anyone in Congress has immediately leaked.
So Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) makes a very good point when he says that if there were any evidence that Trump had committed a crime, "Adam Schiff would have leaked it."
“I have not seen one scintilla of evidence that this president colluded, conspired, confederated with Russia, and neither has anyone else, or you may rest assured Adam Schiff would have leaked it,” Gowdy said on “Fox News Sunday.”
“That’s why they’ve moved off of collusion onto obstruction of justice, which is now their current preoccupation,” he added.
Schiff, a California Democrat, has been among the most vocal Trump haters. As ranking Democrat of the House Intelligence Committee, Schiff is privy to a lot of information that others are not — and leaks of information have streamed out of the committee.
Schiff also toes the Democratic line, spouting the party's talking points on CNN and MSNBC. Last week, he ripped Trump for his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying the president “acts like he’s compromised.”
“For whatever reason, this president acts like he's compromised,” Schiff told ABC’s This Week on Sunday. “It may very well be that he is compromised or it may very well be that he believes that he’s compromised, that the Russians have information on him," he said.
“There is simply no other way to explain why he would side with this Kremlin, former KGB officer, rather than his own intelligence agencies," Schiff said.
Gowdy, though, noted that after 18 months, there's been no evidence of any crime committed. And now, the probe led by special counsel Robert Mueller appears to moving into the sex realm. Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, reportedly recorded a conversation with Trump about a former Playboy model who claims Trump once had an affair with her.
That latest revelation, of course, has already leaked. So it does make sense: If anyone had anything on Trump, it'd already be out there.