Schiff: ‘Unprecedented’ for Trump to Give Russians ‘Deniability’ and Is ‘Deeply Damaging’
SCHIFF: "Well, yes, and I think the administration will. And I think they should. I have certainly been urging them to do that. But the principal reason why they haven’t thus far is exactly the one you mentioned, and that is, we have good sources of information, we don’t want to disclose those. I’m sure the Russians would love to know the sources of information so they can take counter-measures to prevent us from being able to attribute other Russian malignant cyber activity in the future. And the administration shouldn’t disclose that. And ultimately, this is why I think what the president-elect is doing is so damaging, because by attacking the intelligence community, basically, it’s going to make it that much more difficult for the current president to make attribution for the American people to understand what they really need to about Russian involvement in our elections. This was unprecedented and for the president-elect to continue to give the Russians deniability is deeply damaging to the country."