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House Intel Committee Ending Russia Probe, Says 'No Evidence of Collusion' Found

House Intel Committee Ending Russia Probe, Says 'No Evidence of Collusion' Found

"We found no evidence of collusion, " Conaway told reporters, suggesting that those who believe there was are reading too many spy novels.

Ultimately, Monday's announcement by intelligence committee Republicans set the stage for the partisan outcome that has long appeared in store for the committee's Russian Federation probe: a majority Republican report and a minority Democratic one that reach different conclusions.

They concluded that there was no collusion between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russian Federation, but that Russian Federation did intervene in the 2016 election - just not specifically to help Trump.

Himes, who has made frequent cable news appearances to talk about the committee's work, learned that the Republican majority was wrapping up the investigation from media reports Monday night.

A draft of the roughly 150-page report will be delivered to committee Democrats for review Tuesday.

Conaway, for instance, said the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior campaign officials and a Russian lawyer where dirt on Clinton was promised was "ill advised".

The letter, led by House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Eliot L. Engel, pushes the president to use the bipartisan Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, and underscores Trump's inaction and denials in the face of findings offered by his own administration that Russian Federation interfered in our 2016 elections and is targeting the current cycle. "Over 60 witnesses we interviewed, the documents., asking them point blank to their face: Was there any collusion, coordination or conspiracy?"

Rooney said the panel hoped Democrats and Republicans could reconcile before the final report is released in several days and find ways to keep Russian Federation from disrupting the 2018 elections, which both parties fear it will try to do.

73 witnesses were interviewed by the committee.

Republican leaders argued that the committee could not wait any longer to release its findings without doing a disservice to the public.

The public will not see the report until Democrats have reviewed it and the intelligence community has decided what information can become public, a process that could take weeks.

But the committee is so divided along party lines that Democrats are expected to issue a separate report with much different conclusions. "Hopefully, bipartisan effort in Senate Intel Committee will endure".

"I felt like the administration should know about that because I have a constitutional duty to make sure that people that are being abused the intelligence agencies know about it".

The summary expressed "concurrence with the Intelligence Community Assessment's Judgments, except with respect (Russia President Vladimir) to Putin's supposed preference for candidate Trump".

A year ago the committee erupted in partisan battle after chairman Rep. Devin Nunes visited the White House without other committee members and reviewed information which alleged that Obama-era national security officials had spied on the Trump campaign.

"To me, I don't see anything else that's out there that hasn't been explored", Rep. Pete King, a New York Republican, told CNN last week. And they blamed Barack Obama's government for not stopping the meddling, which Trump has been reluctant to acknowledge ever took place.

President Donald Trump returns to the White House on March 10, 2018 in Washington, DC.

"I had warned the administration in early 2016 about this", he said.

Two other congressional inquiries into Russian meddling also are underway.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still probing the matter.

But parallel investigations in two Senate committees into alleged collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump camp continued apace, as did an inquiry led by the special counsel Robert Mueller.


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