House Intelligence Committee Reportedly Finds No Collusion Between Trump Campaign, Russia

House Intel Committee ending Russia interviews

House Intel Committee finishes its Russia probe interviews

The House Intelligence Committee has finished its interviews and research in the Russian Federation investigation and will begin working on its final report soon.

Republicans said they agreed with the US intelligence community's January report that Russia tried to interfere in the USA presidential election, but did not agree that the Russians were trying to help Donald Trump defeat Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Democrats and Republicans on the committee have interviewed the same 73 witnesses and viewed the same 300,000-plus documents, according to the tally Conaway gave reporters on Monday. And it increases pressure on the collegial Senate Intelligence Committee to come out with a credible bipartisan report from its own Russian Federation probe. Democrats are expected to issue a separate report with much different conclusions.

He also said there was no evidence that anything "untoward" happened at a 2016 meeting between members of the Trump campaign and Russians, though he called it ill-advised.

The committee reportedly interviewed its final witness, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, last week. Conaway did not suggest that Clinton knowingly coordinated with the Russians, but said the dossier clearly "would have hurt him and helped her". The Senate panel is expected to issue findings on the more controversial issue of coordination between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation at a later date.

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Schiff said Republicans have also refused Democrats' requests to subpoena vital documents, including financial and communications records that could verify or refute witness testimony.

There are still two committees in the Senate that are investigating Russia's 2016 election meddling: the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary Committees.

The end of the Russian Federation interviews is only the latest battleground on the House Intelligence Committee, which has been consumed by partisan fights for the better part of a year, from Chairman Devin Nunes' role in the investigation and more recently over competing memos about alleged surveillance abuses at the FBI during the Obama administration.

It will include at least 25 recommendations, including how to improve election security, respond to cyberattacks and improve counterintelligence efforts.

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.

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