Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff told President-Elect Donald Trump to not even think about rolling back President Obama’s sanctions against the Russians. He promised that there would be a vigorous response from Congress. As Mr. Schiff is not a member of the majority party in the House, it is not clear just how vigorous that this will be.
As Written by Nikki Rossoll for ABC News:
The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee warned that if President-elect Donald Trump tries to reverse the Obama administration’s latest sanctions against Russia, Congress will have a “vigorous” response.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California said he thinks Congress may actually want to strengthen Russian sanctions.
“You’re going to see Democrats, and Republicans like [John] McCain and [Lindsey] Graham, and others come together with a strong sanctions package because frankly even though what the administration did was more than symbolic — it was very meaningful — it is not enough to deter Russia,” Schiff told ABC News Chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl on “This Week.”
The White House announced Thursday that the U.S. is expelling 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives and sanctioning five Russian entities and four individuals in response to an alleged cyberattack that the U.S. says was intended to interfere with the 2016 election…….
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