TRUMP: US Intelligence Committee concludes here was no Russia meddling
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee said in a statement on Thursday that it voted to end its probe into allegations of Russia’s meddling in the US election and release its findings and recommendations.
The committee stated in the report that it had not found evidence of collusion between Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.
“[The] House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release the Russia investigation report out of Committee, and to release its findings and recommendations publicly,” the committee’s statement said.
The report will be released after intelligence agencies determine which parts of the document may be declassified.
Republican Representative Mike Conaway said following the approval, but refused to give a tally of the vote. The Democratic Party is planning its own report.
“The (Republican) majority was not interested in conducting any further investigation, even when the flaws in what we have done so far have become so apparent in the course of the last week,” Representative Adam Schiff, the panel’s top Democrat, told reporters.
Several investigations into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election have been launched since Donald Trump’s victory in the presidential election. In February, Republicans in the US House of Representatives published a memo regarding alleged abuses committed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) within the “Russia collusion” probe. The document accuses FBI and DOJ officials of political bias against Trump in their investigation.
Moscow has strongly denied the allegations of collusion, calling the accusations of interference in the election “absurd.”