Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) is now criticizing both President Donald Trump and former President Barak Obama. Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Schiff commented on reports that the Obama administration knew long before November’s vote that Russian President Vladimir Putin was directly meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Schiff said that Obama made a “mistake” by not making that information public.
“I think the Obama administration should have done a lot more when it became clear that not only was Russia was interfering but that it was being directed by the highest levels of the Kremlin,” Schiff said.
He then began focusing on President Trump. “I think that was a mistake, but I have to contest what President Trump is saying, because for Donald Trump who openly egged on the Russians to hack Hillary Clinton’s emails and celebrated every release of stolen documents — to criticize Obama is now a bit like someone knowingly receiving stolen property blaming the police for not stopping the theft. So Donald Trump is in no position to complain here.”
You can watch the video clip below. Do you think his criticism of Obama is valid? Should the former president have made this information public even it seemed that the White House was trying to influence the election? What do you think about what Schiff is saying about Trump’s reaction to this information?