The Hill reports:
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Sunday the Obama administration made “a very serious mistake” for not taking action against Russia after learning of election meddling. “I think the administration needed to call out Russia earlier, needed to act to deter and punish Russia earlier and that was a very serious mistake,” Schiff told host Dana Bash on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Schiff, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, reasoned that President Obama reacted slowly because he was “worried about being perceived of trying to tip the scales for Hillary Clinton” and that he didn’t want to feed then-Republican candidate Donald Trump’s narrative that the election was “rigged” against him.
The Obama administration “should have done a lot more” about Russian interference, says Rep. Adam Schiff https://t.co/MlikAmLXXy
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