Independent of the Mueller Russian probe, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said they had finished conducting interviews in its investigation of Russia and the 2016 U.S. election and found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s associates and Moscow’s efforts to influence the campaign.
Representative Mike Conaway, the panel’s lead investigation, said, “We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,”
“You never know what you never know, but we found no reason to think that there’s something we’re missing in this regard. We’ve talked to everybody we think we need to talk to,”
Conaway said, “The bottom line: The Russians did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future, we disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump.”
The announcement brought one of two remaining bipartisan investigations into Russian meddling to an abrupt close, deciding to end their Russian probe even as new evidence has emerged that special counsel Robert Mueller is pursuing related to the case, evidence that has been left largely unexplored by the Republican committee.