Schiff is the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee.
At this stage, the extent of Russian involvement in the US election was starting to become clear. But recent reports have suggested that the Trump administration may be considering returning those facilities to the Russian government.
However, according to the Post, other intelligence agencies only adopted the CIA's position at a later date.
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The aide spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to openly discuss the plans. Democratic lawmakers are fed up with the Republicans keeping their healthcare bill secret.
In December, the Obama administration closed two Russian diplomatic compounds and expelled 35 Russian diplomats, in addition to imposing limited new sanctions. The Post's report said members of the CIA had presented its findings to Obama and a number of his senior aides at that time, prompting Obama to secretly authorize intelligence members to plant cyber weapons in Russian Federation infrastructure, which was considered the "digital equivalent of bombs that could be detonated if the United States found itself in an escalating exchange with Moscow". But, Obama didn't take any significant actions against the same.
And that President Barack Obama approved planting cyber weapons inside critical Russian systems ready to activate if Putin didn't "cut it out". "I feel like we sort of choked", a former Obama administration official told the paper in describing those deliberations. "They are kind of on the offense, and we're not pushing back", Mr. Vickers told NBC News.
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Some administration officials look back on the Russian Federation period with remorse. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said this week he had never addressed the matter with Trump. "But I think we also get hacked by other countries and other people".
Trump has shown no inclination to revisit the matter and has denied any collusion or obstruction on his part.
It's no surprise that now that the pressure is on, Trump is looking to point fingers in any direction, especially towards his favorite scapegoat - Obama.
While Putin's popularity remains high, nearly three years of economic decline have plunged millions into poverty and the Kremlin is sensitive to allegations of high-level corruption. The briefing included classified details of Russian efforts to harm the Clinton campaign and bolster Mr. Trump.
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Sills said investigators were trying to determine how the killers got out of the inmate cage and into the driver's compartment. Sills said he's watched the bus video on a cellphone, but couldn't immediately tell which inmate fired the fatal shots.