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House Intelligence Committee, ending Russia probe interviews
Texas Congressman Mike Conaway, said the investigation uncovered no evidence of collusion between Russia and the trump campaign.
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said on Monday it found “no evidence of collusion, the coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign, and the Russians,” as Russia begins his investigation come to a close.
Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, has led the Committee’s bipartisan investigation into Russian interference and possible collusion with trump campaign associates during the 2016 presidential elections, announced on Monday that the panel had ended, a more than 150-page draft of a report with its initial findings and recommendations.
“We have no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign, and the Russians,” the Committee said in a statement Monday.
“We have no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign, and the Russians.”
– House Intelligence Committee, The Majority Of Employees
“We have no evidence of collusion and I don’t think [Müller] said either,” Conaway, on “Special Report”.
The investigation of the Committee was based on four topics: Russian active measures against the 2016 US elections, the US government as a response to the attack, relations between the Russians and the trump card and Clinton campaigns, and alleged leaks of classified information.
“We believe we have the necessary information to answer this for the American people,” Conaway.
The report also notes that, based on its investigation, which lasted more than a year, the Committee is not in agreement with the intelligence community’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a “will-setting”, and then-candidate Donald Trump.
Rep. Mike Conaway, right, with Rep. Adam Schiff.
“We do not agree with the intelligence of the community is of the opinion that Putin favored Trump,” Conaway told Fox News. He said he had “no contact” with the White house during the trial.
The majority of the employees on the Committee is expected to send the draft report to the minority staff, led by ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., on Tuesday. As soon as the report said design is adopted by the Committee Democrats, the report will be presented to give the intelligence community for a repeal of the secrecy level, and after this process, it is released to the public, officials, but the timeline at this point is unknown.
“The report is complete, it means the closure of a Chapter in the Committee of the robust oversight of the threat posed by Moscow—which began before the investigation, and is also said to that,” Conaway.
The ship, however, fought back. “While Most of the members have indicated to our Committee, for some time, that they were under a lot of pressure to the end of the study, it is yet another tragic milestone for this Congress and represents yet another capitulation to the Executive. By the end of his Supervisory function, in the only authorized examination in the house, the majority has the interests of the protection of the President on the protection of the country, and history will judge his actions perch,” the democratic member said.
The draft of the report included 40 other results, including how the Russians will social media be used to “sow discord” in 2015 and 2016, a “Shine-free”-choice-a response to the Russian measures, such as “anti-Trump-research” the way of Russian sources, the Clinton campaign, and “problematic contacts between the senior Intelligence Community officials and the media.”
The report included to improve more than 25 recommendations for Congress and the Executive branch, electoral security, the U.S. government’s response to cyber-attacks, campaign Finance transparency, and counterintelligence practices in connection with political campaigns, and unauthorized disclosure.
“Campaign Finance information should healthy a little more,” Conaway said on “Special Report” in reference to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, the submission of payments for the “opposition research” to the anti-Trump dossier to regulatory Affairs.
The recommendations contained in the report for dealing with leaks are serious, according to Conaway.
“Leaks of classified information are criminals,” he said. “Leaks can be killed people.”
A Committee source told Fox News that the “investigation” part of the sample was complete, which means the Committee would not.an interview with a witness as part of their efforts
“I’m not sure that [Committee Democrats] will bring the interview phase said to end,” Conaway on Fox News. “I’m sure you have certain people that wanted to interview you.”
Conaway said that the Republicans wanted to be on the Committee, an interview with the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort, said the ship “wanted to stop us.” Once Manafort was Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which decided the Committee was not charged to call him for an interview.
Conaway is not “also said that he expected” that followed the contempt proceedings against former trump campaign manager, Steve Bannon or other witnesses who do not respond positively to the Committee the survey.
Conaway took over the probe in the case of house-Intelligence-Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., joined in April 2017, after he was accused of “unauthorized disclosure of classified information, in violation of house rules, law or other norms of behavior,” says the house ethics Committee to investigate the allegations. Nunes supporters at the time, said it was a “clever political trick” by Democrats.
“After more than a year, the Committee has completed its Russia study and work to completion is now to our report,” Nunes said in a statement Monday. “I thank members Trey Gowdy, Tom Rooney, and Mike Conaway for the excellent work you have done, this examination. I would also recognize the hard work of our other Committee members as well as our employees. Once the Committee issued the final report, we hope that our findings and recommendations, which will be useful for the improvement of safety and integrity for the 2018 midterm elections.”
“As our investigation began, what happened in the run-up to the elections in 2016, our primary goal was timely recommendations for Congress, the Executive, and for the member States to improve election security in the run-up to the election in 2018. The clock is ticking,” Committee member Tom Rooney, R-Fla., said. “We are now nine months, and the threat of Russian interference has not subsided. Make no mistake: this is a close to a Chapter in the threat from Moscow – not started, before the investigation ended, but our work, and this Committee will continue the supervision of Russian threats to the United States.”
Republicans on the Committee, though, have expanded Biden their investigation of the trump dossier, in search of answers from Obama administration officials, including a former staffer for Vice President Joe. Nunes sent out a questionnaire to the former Biden staffer, whose husband worked for the Fusion of GPS, the company behind the dossier, in search of answers, if the administration was aware of the dossier.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.