According to House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s 150 pages report released on Monday afternoon, there is zero evidence of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. The same report provides details about how the Steele PissGate so-called dossier “made its way from Russian sources to the Clinton campaign” .
Another surprising assertion contained in the respective report is that Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election was not focused at helping Trump to defeat Hillary Clinton. The Monday report comes after no less than 426 days of the panel’s investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the presidential election. During this time period, 73 interviews have been conducted and 300,000+ documents have been analyzed, according to House Committee Republicans. Here’s from the House Permanent Select Committee statement:
“We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,”
President Trump tweeted:
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
The House Intel Democrats will be provided with the full report on Tuesday and after reviewing it, a vote will be held on whether the report should be submitted for a declassification review to US intel agencies prior to be made public. Most probably, the Democrats will come up with their own version of the report, as usual. Speaking of one trick ponies, here’s Schiff reaction:
BREAKING: GOP just shut down House Intel investigation, leaving questions unanswered, leads unexplored, countless witnesses uncalled, subpoenas unissued.
If Russians have leverage over the President, GOP has decided that it would rather not know. The minority's work continues: pic.twitter.com/oOf13n75Vo
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) March 12, 2018