House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffOvernight Hillicon Valley — Hacking goes global Schiff calls on Amazon, Facebook to address spread of vaccine misinformation Spotlight turns to GOP's McCarthy in Jan. 6 probe MORE (D-Calif.) said Sunday that President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump takes shot at new GOP candidate in Ohio over Cleveland nickname GOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default MORE should no longer receive daily intelligence briefings and be prohibited from receiving such briefings once he leaves office.
In an interview on CBS's "Face the Nation," Schiff agreed with calls from Susan Gordon, Trump's former principal deputy director of national intelligence, to cease providing Trump with intelligence immediately given his actions surrounding the riot that overtook the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
"There's no circumstance in which this president should get another intelligence briefing, not now, not in the future. I don't think he can be trusted with it now, and in the future he certainly can't be trusted," Schiff said.
NEWS: “There’s no circumstance,” in which #Trump should receive another intelligence briefing once he leaves office, @RepAdamSchiff tells @margbrennan, saying the Biden team should cut off his briefings.— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) January 17, 2021
Earlier this week, former top intel official Sue Gordon urged similarly pic.twitter.com/64Do6TJyln
The Intelligence Committee chairman went on to say that he thought U.S. allies had begun withholding intelligence from the Trump administration due to fears about the president's ability or willingness to keep such intelligence private, a prospect Schiff said "makes us less safe."
Gordon, who left the Trump administration in 2019, wrote in a Washington Post op-ed on Friday that President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse clears bill to provide veterans with cost-of-living adjustment On The Money — Dems dare GOP to vote for shutdown, default To reduce poverty, stop burdening the poor: What Joe Manchin gets wrong about the child tax credit MORE should move to deny Trump intelligence briefings after Trump departs from the White House.
"My recommendation, as a 30-plus-year veteran of the intelligence community, is not to provide him any briefings after Jan. 20," she wrote. "With this simple act — which is solely the new president’s prerogative — Joe Biden can mitigate one aspect of the potential national security risk posed by Donald Trump, private citizen."
Schiff has been a top critic of the president for years and joined other Democrats and some Republicans this week in voting for a historic second impeachment of the president, which now heads to the Senate for a trial.
Five people died during the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, including a Capitol Police officer.