Having a Democrat criticize former President Barack Obama is a lot like having a Catholic criticize the Pope. That would make the actions by Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, to be heretical in nature. He is saying that the former President and his minions could have done more in the face of supposed interference by the Russians. What Mr. Schiff may have overlooked is the fact that the Democrat National Committee actually refused any help by the FBI or any other agency.
As Written By Martin Pengelly for The Guardian:
The Obama administration “should have done a lot more” to combat Russian interference in the 2016 US election before the result was known, a top congressional Democrat said on Sunday.
Adam Schiff, the ranking member of the House intelligence committee, also said Donald Trump’s complaints about White House inaction, tweeted after the Washington Post reported that Barack Obama knew about Russian interference as far back as August 2016, were like “knowingly receiving stolen property [and] blaming police for not stopping the theft”.
“I think the Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia intervening but it was being directed at the highest levels of the Kremlin,” Schiff said.
“And indeed Senator [Dianne] Feinstein and I were repeatedly trying to make that case to the administration initially when they didn’t want to make attribution, to talk publicly about Russia’s role, and later when we issued our own statement and they did attribute the conduct to Russia,” he said, referring to the California Democrat.
“I was urging that they begin then the process of sanctioning Russia, the administration talking more forcefully about what the Russians had done. I think that was a …….
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