House Intel Dems Status of the Russia Investigation

House Intel Democrats Release Russian Probe “Status Report”, March 13, 2018

The day following the shutdown of the Russian Investigation by the Republican members of the House intelligence committee, which cleared President Trump’s campaign of collusion, Democrats on the committee said it was “premature” for the majority GOP members to conclude the probe, and said the Democrats would keep investigating.

Rep. Adam Schiff of California, the top Democrat on the committee, said the Republican’s decision to end the Russian probe ia “terrible disservice to the country and the American people,” and released a 21-page “status report” laying out the Democrat’s case to continue the probe.

“The decision to shut down the investigation before key witnesses could be interviewed and vital documentary evidence obtained will prevent us from fully discharging our duty to the House and to the American people,” the report from the Democrats said. The report further explained that there is a long list of witnesses the committee had not yet interviewed, or received enough information and documents from, when the Republicans on the committee deemed the investigation complete.

Rep. Schiff said, “We are going to do our best to continue our work. There are individuals who want to cooperate with our committee and share information, and will continue to do so. We will be putting together a report that will set out for the country what evidence we have seen to date.”

A full copy of the Democratic response “status report” to the House Republican’s abrupt end to the Russian probe follows:


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