23 September 2018 00:00:00 AM Breaking News
How to Use Mobile Technology to Increase Sales for Small BusinessesInside the store that only accepts personal data as currencyWhy Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. GentilesTop NYC Official Seeks State Panel To Probe Wrongful ConvictionsGOP HEALTHCARE: BIGGEST POLITICAL FAILURE IN AMERICAN HISTORYGrowth of xenophobia in U.S. drives talent to other landsADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES OF HARD MONEY LOANSGET IN BUYING AND FLIPPING REAL ESTATEIn the United States, blacks and whites struggle to say yes5 Must Have Fashion Accessories for Upcoming Fall SeasonCitizenship: contributing to the common good in a time of ethical pluralismMapped: The world's most - and least - crowded countriesTelecoms are luring customers with cheap plans and unlimited data - Business InsiderThis Is How Some Black Women Are Skirting Racism And Sexism To Find FundingIf You Want To Look Your Best, You Need Our Fashion TipsIf You Want To Look Your Best, You Need Our Fashion TipsAdvice To Help You Find Your Own Fashionable StyleDaily jolt of java may bring longer lifeBlack women are running for office – and it’s just what America needsMobile Marketing Best Practices That Can Skyrocket Your App DownloadsSMS Text Marketing For Business GrowthMobile Wallet App Eases the mCommerce Business WayCHINA INTERNET CRACKDOWN - New Targets In SightWant To Make Money Online? Read ThisOTT Market (Over The Top) Worth US$ 158.4 Billion By 2025Sangoma Closes Acquisition of VoIP Supply LLCMotorsports in India: A growing sport that needs supportLatest Shoe Trends: Walk in a Celebrity Look with these Expensive Range of ShoesARE PUBLIC SCHOOLS FAILING BLACK STUDENTS?Looking for Information Technology (IT) ProfessionalsIn tweet blitz, Trump defends his use of social mediaThe Latest: In tweet blitz, Trump defends social media useConway Admits Trump Told of Russian Hacking in JANUARY yet continued to deny. Pushed to ease sanctionsGrassley: Schumer Knew Trump Was Not Under Investigation When He Publicly Claimed OtherwiseThe DNC Scams the Suckers and Contradicts the Feds on 'Hacking'Leaked CNN Memo: Top Execs to Review All Russia Stories After Very Fake News RetractionRussia Investigation Should Have Been Disclosed Earlier, Schiff SaysSIP vs. H.323: A COMPARISONCloud Business For SaleAMERICA POLITICALLY DIVIDEDExciting Ideas for Matching up the Right Shirt with the Right SkirtElection in UK: Whаt Does Thiѕ Mеаn for Brexit? Cloud Based BusinessDo Black Lives Matter When 75% of Black Boys Can't Read and Write At Standard Levels?North Kоrеа: Chriѕtiаn Pеrѕесutiоn Profile Greece - Culturе, Pоlitiсѕ аnd Wаr8 Things That Will Blow Your Mind in JapanThе Hiѕtоrу оf Ethiорiа - A Must-Read fоr Evеrу Hiѕtоrу Lover Why Do Women Love Italy?Is Brazil Still in the Shadows of the United States of America?Understanding China From A Place of RespectThe Cancer Prevention Diet: Lower Your Risks TodayShould Women Marry Young?The Power and Value of Education

Russia Investigation Should Have Been Disclosed Earlier, Schiff Says

Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that President Barack Obama should have taken action once he learned of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential election. Schiff, D-Calif., in an appearance on CNN’s “ State of the Union ,” said the American people “needed to know” high-level Russian officials were attempting to interfere with the U.S. election process.

"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.

President Donald Trump, who for months has rejected the notion of Russian interference, appeared finally to acknowledge the possibility in a series of tweets Saturday.

"I just heard today for the first time that Obama knew about Russia a long time before the election, and he did nothing about it," Trump said in the interview broadcast Sunday by Fox News. "But nobody wants to talk about that.

Trump has called the investigation into whether his campaign colluded with Russian officials a “witch hunt,” and former FBI Director James Comey testified before the Senate Intelligence Committee the president asked him to drop the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s contacts with Russians.U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russian hackers stole embarrassing emails from the Democratic National Committee and leaked them to WikiLeaks. They also planted fake news stories on social media, one of which implicated top Democrats in a child trafficking ring run out of a Washington pizza parlor. The Washington Post reported Friday the interference was directed by Russian President Vladimir Putin and aimed at defeating Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid. The FBI opened an investigation July 22, and some lawmakers were briefed in September, but the White House did not disclose the plot publicly until after the election. 

Schiff said Obama should have done “a lot more” and disclosed the interference much earlier. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., agreed in an appearance Sunday on CBS’s “ Face the Nation .” “I don't know why there's so much skepticism, not believing what the intelligence community is telling you. I do, and I have found it to be extremely beneficial to me to make decisions with,” Manchin said.  “We knew there was a serious problem, and it was verified. I don’t know why we don’t go forward and impose more sanctions. …"What was known back in August and once it was verified and cross-checked should have been made public. It should have been made public, OK? That wasn't done," Manchin said. Manchin said treating Putin as “an ally and a friend is wrong.” "Russia is not our friend. … I don't look at him as a friend. I don't look at Russia. And I am very skeptical of what they're doing, their intentions. There are a lot of good people in Russia that don't have any say whatsoever,"  Manchin said Putin has attributed the interference to patriotically minded Russian hackers, likening them to artists. "[Artists] may act on behalf of their country, they wake up in good mood and paint things. 

Same with hackers, they woke up today, read something about the state-to-state relations. If they are patriotic, they contribute in a way they think is right, to fight against those who say bad things about Russia,"  Putin told reporters at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum earlier this month.  In March, Putin flatly denied involvement, saying, “Read my lips: No.”  

The Justice Department appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a special counsel to direct the investigation into Russian interference in the election. Trump, however, said the inquiry “hurts our country,” and his surrogates in recent weeks have been attempting to paint Mueller’s investigation as a partisan effort to damage the Trump presidency.  Mueller, who is known for staying above the political fray, has appointed more than a dozen lawyers to conduct the inquiry, including Andrew Weissmann, who led the Enron investigation.