Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Schiff urged Obama administration to act on Russian intervention

Via Billy

Ranking Member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson as he testifies to the House Intelligence Committee task force on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, June 21, 2017, as part of the Russia investigation. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Rep. Adam Schiff said Wednesday that he implored the Obama administration to do more against Russia after its interference in the 2016 election was made known.

“I think what they should’ve done — and [California Sen. Dianne Feinstein] and I were making this case in real time so this isn’t simply a Monday morning quarterbacking — we were urging the president to come out and make attribution early, to declassify as much as he could about the Russia intervention and to pursue sanctions then, instead of after the election,” Mr. Schiff, California Democrat, said on MSNBC.

But Mr. Schiff said that when the Obama administration refused to act, he and Ms. Feinstein decided to go public with the information they had. He said, however, that it was too late to communicate the severity the situation.

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