Himes: 'Enormous Mistake' For House Republicans To End Russia Probe

House Intel Committee ending Russia interviews

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announced Monday that they found no evidence of collusion between members of the Trump Campaign and Russia, and that they had completed the interview phase of the committee's year-long investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

West Texas Congressman Mike Conaway notes there may have been some bad judgments or inappropriate meetings, but no collusion.

Earlier in the day, the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee cited a 150-page draft report saying the Trump campaign has not sought Russia's help during the election, but has taken a few missteps.

Notably absent from the drafting of the report were efforts from House Democrats, who have long alleged that collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation existed. "I think that their goal was chaos".

Instead, Republicans and Democrats on the committee spent a month locked in an extraordinary dispute over a secret Republican memorandum that accused top Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department officials of abusing their powers to spy on one of Trump's former campaign advisers.

Conaway said the Democrats will be able to review the report and weigh in starting Tuesday, and the report will be released to the public in weeks. Democrats on the committee, led by Adam Schiff, have denounced the decision to wrap up the probe and are expected to release their own alternative report.

A Republican lawmaker has dismissed Trump-Russia collusion claims as a fictional "spy thriller", as his committee cleared the president. "We can not through all of our investigation find [that]", Conaway said.

The committee's Democrats will receive the report Tuesday for review. And this seemed to underpin that narrative that somehow Putin had more effect on the election than he should have and it delegitimatize...the Trump presidency.

The Senate Intelligence Committee is still probing the matter. "That's what American leaders have always done, collaboratively as Republicans and Democrats, after every major attack upon our nation".

Democrats have reacted sharply to the remarks.

But when asked if he thinks Trump should feel vindicated by the decision to shut down the investigation, Nunes responded that it's not up to him to give the program "analysis about how the president feels or doesn't feel".

The Republican's preliminary findings come as special counsel Robert Mueller continues to head a separate investigation into Russian Federation and possible collusion with the Trump campaign that has shown signs of increasing intensity over the past few weeks.

"We could find no evidence of collusion between either campaign and the Russians".

MRC analyst Nicholas Fondacaro noted that ABC's White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl appeared "almost irritated" by the findings.

As far as his committee is concerned, Nunes said that "we spent 14 months on this investigation, looking for collusion".

"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".

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