Rep. Schiff: Leaks in Foiled Terror Plot Should Be Investigated
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, joined calls for an investigation into potential leaks of classified and sensitive information related to the foiled plot to blow up a U.S.-bound airliner, and released the following statement:
“Our men and women in the Intelligence community did a great job disrupting this terror plot before Americans were put at risk. The plot’s disclosure and further leaks raise troubling questions and potentially jeopardize the work of our intelligence agencies.
“While it’s important that the public be aware of the dangers we face from al Qaeda, it is also critical that intelligence efforts not be needlessly and destructively compromised. The leaks should be investigated.”
“Our Intelligence community is the best in the world, and they deserve our congratulations and thanks for foiling this plot. We need to continue to be vigilant, and work across different agencies to ensure continued information sharing and cooperation – this remains the only proven way to disrupt terror plots, and must always be our priority.