Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., torched his Republican counterparts on the House Intelligence Committee after they released a report claiming they had found no collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin during the 2016 election, ending their probe.
“While the majority members of our committee have indicated for some time that they have been under great pressure to end the investigation, it is nonetheless another tragic milestone for this Congress, and represents yet another capitulation to the executive branch,” said Schiff, the committee’s ranking member, in a statement Monday evening.
“By ending its oversight role in the only authorized investigation in the House, the majority has placed the interests of protecting the president over protecting the country, and history will judge its actions harshly,” he added. “If the Russians do have leverage over the president of the U.S., the majority has simply decided it would rather not know.”
“The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future,” Conaway said, noting, “We disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.”
That opinion is contrary to the findings of the intelligence community.
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia probes are still ongoing to investigate possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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