House Intel Committee Finds NO COLLUSION Between Trump and Russia
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced Monday that they found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump campaign and Russia as they announced the completion of the interview phase
“We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” said a one-page summary of the committee’s findings, which Democrats on the committee immediately criticized.
The summary document also says the report includes “concurrence with the Intelligence Community’s Assessment’s judgments, except with respect to Putin’s supposed preference for candidate Trump.”
That assessment, issued by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence last January, said with “high confidence” that President Vladimir Putin and the Russian government “developed a clear preference for President-elect Trump,” and sought to help his election chances.
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“After conducting 73 witness interviews, holding nine hearings and briefings, and reviewing over 300,000 documents, we are confident that we have thoroughly investigated the agreed-upon parameters, and developed reliable initial findings and recommendations,” said Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, who has been leading the investigation.
Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the committee, called the shutdown of the investigation “premature” and “another tragic milestone for this Congress.”
“By ending its oversight role in the only authorized investigation in the House, the Majority has placed the interests of protecting the President over protecting the country, and history will judge its actions harshly,” Schiff said.
“On a whole host of investigative threads, our work is fundamentally incomplete, some issues partially investigated,” Schiff said, “others, like that involving credible allegations of Russian money laundering, remain barely touched. If the Russians do have leverage over the President of the United States, the Majority has simply decided it would rather not know.”
In a statement Monday, a spokeswoman for House Speaker Paul Ryan said, “After more than a year investigating Russia’s actions in the 2016 election, we are well into the primary season for the 2018 elections and experts are warning that we need to safe guard against further interference. That’s what this next phase is about and we hope Democrats will join us in seeing this through.”
Conaway said he wanted to complete the report “as quickly as we can,” but said the intelligence community would have to review it for declassification. Its public release is not expected for several weeks.
He also said he would seek Democrats’ input to edit the report, and that he expected some of the process would be bipartisan “with precious little pushback.”
He conceded, though, that in other areas Democrats “may take a different interpretation of the facts, or want to add a different conclusion.”
House Intelligence Committee closes Investigation, concluding that there is “No Evidence of Collusions, Coordination, or Conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.”
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