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25 February 2020 - 08:25
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US House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff says President Donald Trump has “betrayed America,” by failing to protect the 2020 presidential elections from alleged Russian intervention.

RNA - “Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one,” Schiff said on Twitter Sunday. "You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020."

The president fired his intelligence chief over briefing Congress alleged Russian meddling in favor of Trump and Democratic frontrunner Bernie Sanders.

WATCH: After press reports that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election, Trump blames House Intel Chairman Adam Schiff and calls for an investigation into the leak. #MTP

Pres. Trump: "Nobody said it to me at all. Nobody briefed me about that all." pic.twitter.com/LYeemOptQh

— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) February 23, 2020

“Now you fired your intel chief for briefing Congress about it,” added the Democrat, who played a key role in Trump’s impeachment. “You’ve betrayed America. Again.”

The US president had earlier attacked Schiff, one of his common targets since the impeachment,

"I read where Russia is helping Bernie Sanders. Nobody said it to me at all. Nobody briefed that to me at all," Trump said, suggesting that "Schiff and his group leaked it to the papers. They ought to investigate Schiff for leaking that information.

Trump has had a rocky relationship with the US intelligence community ever since they reported that Russia had meddled in the 2016 vote that made him the president, allegations denied by Moscow.

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