House Intelligence Committee Republican report: No collusion between Trump and Russian Federation
13 March, 2018, 11:31 | Author: Alyssa Little
House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes on Monday announced his committee's draft report says it could find no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.
As the committee concludes its investigation, the findings give more ammo to Donald Trump to claim his innocence while further dividing the political discourse as Republicans claim "no collusion" while democrats claim "collusion and cover-up".
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House committee, rapidly denounced his Republican colleagues for wrapping up the investigation, calling it a "tragic milestone for this Congress".
In a statement published on Twitter on Monday evening, he called the decision to end the probe as a "capitulation" to the White House, saying that it "placed the interests of protecting the President over protecting the country, and history will judge its actions harshly".
Rooney responded: "Yes, I believe there's evidence of everything that you just said".
"Credible allegations of Russian money laundering, remain barely touched", he said. "Once the Committee's final report is issued, we hope our findings and recommendations will be useful for improving security and integrity for the 2018 midterm elections".
The lead agency within the United States intelligence community is standing by its assessment that the Kremlin sought to interfere in the 2016 presidential election with the goal of hurting Democrat Hillary Clinton and helping then-GOP candidate Donald Trump. But the 150-page report, which has yet to be shared with committee Democrats and must still go through a classification review by the intelligence agencies, has been in the works for weeks.
Nunes, a close supporter of the president, sought with some success to turn it into an investigation of the previous administration of Barack Obama, whom he and Trump accused of illegally spying on the Republican's campaign. For one, the Senate Intelligence Committee is still investigating alleged collusion, and the two parties are cooperating more closely there.
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The findings are part of a 150-page draft report that Michael Conaway, a Republican from Texas, who oversees the committee's Russian Federation probe, announced on Monday (Tuesday NZT).
But the investigation has frequently been overshadowed in recent months by the committee's partisan infighting.
The committee's traditional bipartisanship began unraveling in the spring of previous year, when Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., took a secret trip to the White House grounds to review information gathered by unnamed sources purporting to show that President Trump was under surveillance by the Obama administration during the 2016 campaign.
The GOP findings are being released without Democratic input.
James Clapper, who was serving as director for national intelligence in the Obama administration when that report was released, told CNN on Monday that he was not surprised at the GOP conclusion but still backed the assessment by the three USA spy agencies.
While the House investigation is now over, the Senate Intelligence Committee, which has managed to avoid the worst partisan rancor of its House equivalent, is still at work.
That includes looking into whether Trump associates colluded with Russian Federation and any possible role his business dealings played in the campaign.
"We have lost all credibility and we're going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately", he said Monday.
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