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GOP Members of House Intel: No Evidence of Collusion

House Intel Committee ending Russia interviews 137 House Democrats sign letter urging action against Russia
Kenny Thornton | 13 March, 2018, 00:58

The probe was ended over the objections of Democrats, who charged that key documents and testimony still have not been obtained.

Conaway told reporters Monday, "We found no evidence that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it colluded with the Russians".

The investigation's abrupt end underscores the bitter partisan divide that has plagued the committee's work.

Several Republicans on the panel have been signaling for several weeks now that they're ready for the Russian Federation investigation to wrap up, arguing that Democrats are trying to extend the probe into the campaign season.

"We are confident that we have thoroughly investigated the agreed-upon parameters, and developed reliable initial findings and recommendations", he said. This contradicts earlier findings from USA intelligence agencies. Committee aides said they spent hundreds of hours reviewing raw source material used by the intelligence services to make that claim and that it did not meet the appropriate standards.

Republican members of the House committee, including Reps.

"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.

The conclusions will be met with sharp disagreement from Democrats and are bound to inflame partisan tensions on a committee that's been beleaguered by partisanship throughout the course of its Russian Federation probe.

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"At the outset of the Russian Federation probe, both parties committed to a thorough investigation that would follow the facts wherever they lead", Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the committee's senior Democrat and a former federal prosecutor, said in a recent statement.

The committee reportedly interviewed its final witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, last week.

In addition to subpoenas and witnesses, Democrats have long raised issues about looking into Trump's finances, something the committee had not probed. GOP draft report will also contend that evidence does NOT support intel community assessment that PUTIN tried to help Trump win. However, the Justice Department confirmed in a court filing in September that there was no evidence that Trump Tower was targeted for surveillance. Dan Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, insisted to a Senate hearing last week that the administration is engaged on the issue of election security, and said the Treasury Department would announce sanctions on Russian Federation as soon as this week.

Even while he had stepped aside, Nunes upset Democrats by continuing to issue subpoenas for documents and witnesses. It will blame officials in former President Barack Obama's administration for a "lackluster" response and look at leaks from the intelligence community to the media.

Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican released a controversial memo that alleged misconduct at the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department with regard to obtaining a FISA surveillance warrant in order to surveil the communications of a former Trump associate.

The move comes before Democrats have a chance to seize control of the House in the 2018 midterm elections. They released a rebuttal memo a few weeks later. It will also show a pattern of Russian attacks on European allies - information that could be redacted in the final report. However, that idea appears to have been scrapped.

The House investigation is one of three prominent inquiries into the matter, the others being perhaps the most significant one, special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, and another by the Senate Intelligence Committee. Unlike Mueller's, congressional investigations aren't criminal but serve to inform the public and to recommend possible legislation.

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