Democrats who are part of the House Intelligence Committee recently requested an intelligence briefing regarding Trump’s baseless and impulsive accusations that China is interfering in the midterm elections this November.
Rep. (D-Calif.), who is the committee’s ranking member, informed The Hill on Thursday that the Democratic minority requested a briefing prior to the House’s next recess to investigate Trump’s claims.
“We have requested to be briefed on what he was referring to,” Adam Schiff said. “We expect that we will, before we recess, have the opportunity to ask just what he is talking about.”
Trump idiotically accused China of meddling in the elections in a speech for the United Nations Security Council meeting that was held in New York last week.
“Regrettably, we found that China has been attempting to interfere in our upcoming 2018 election,” Donald Trump lied. “They do not want me or us to win because I am the first president ever to challenge China on trade.”
During a later press conference, Donald Trump pointed to an advertisement in the Des Moines Register that was bought by a Chinese government-supported media company which criticized Trump’s terrible trade policies. He described the imaginary Chinese interference as supposedly “different” than Russia’s direct and illegal efforts to rig the 2016 vote.
A top administration official separately claimed to reporters that China is threatening to use tariffs to hurt American farmers in districts that foolishly voted for Trump, along with taking other covert steps in order to “actively interfere” with the U.S. political system. No evidence was given to support these claims, and the official gave few other details.
As a result, a Democratic Intelligence Committee aide has informed The Hill that the Democratic minority has asked for a briefing from the U.S. intelligence community regarding “the basis” of the deranged president’s comments.