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Rep. Schiff Hopes More Can Come Out on Russian Interference

MSNBC's "Morning Joe"

By    |   Monday, 09 Jan 2017 02:55 PM

The public won't likely get more information on the intelligence community's assessment about Russia's role in hacking during the presidential campaign when a classified report is released to more people in Congress, Rep. Adam Schiff said, but he hopes that as the investigation continues, more will be made available.

"I've had a chance to review the full classified report, and I completely concur with what you just heard the president say, that is, that the sourcing is very strong," the California Democrat, member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" program Monday. "The confidence is high, and it's high for a good reason."

As more members get the classified report, they won't be in a position to declassify the information, said Schiff.

"I do want people to understand that even with the report that was put out by the administration, I think it was very important to share as much as they could with the public," said Schiff. "The Russian intelligence agencies are going over every line, every period, every comma to figure out 'how do they know that?' and trying to reverse-engineer what they have already to figure out what are our sources and methods."

However, "the more we share with the Russians, and the better able they'll be to hide in future meddles in our future elections or in the European elections coming up," said Schiff.

Meanwhile, the California lawmaker said he has a "fundamentally different view of the threat that Russia poses I think than we've heard from the president-elect," noting Donald Trump's statements about the importance of improving relations with Russia.

Schiff said he'd like Trump to tell Russian President Vladimir Putin that he'd like a better relationship, but to clearly outline where the United States' interests lie and "where we have to fight you tooth and nail."

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