He continued: “But Adam Schiff has a certain protection. It’s called the speech and debate clause. Members of Congress cannot be prosecuted, either criminally, they can’t be sued civilly, they cannot be prosecuted ethically for what they say,” adding, “Translation: He can leak.”
While Schiff has denied leaking, Napolitano’s argument suggests that any lawmaker can reveal private information relating to the Russia investigation or other private proceedings without facing legal action.
h/t Hobo Babylon