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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 voted on Thursday the release of the Republican version of the Committee the report on its Russia-investigation, which found “no evidence of collusion, the coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign, and the Russians.”
The report will be published, up to a classification review by the intelligence services.
“Last January, we investigate Russian active measures during the election of 2016. Today, we are one step closer to providing answers to the questions that Americans have for over a year,” Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, has led the Committee’s probe, said in April last year, in a statement Thursday.
The Committee vote on Thursday morning for the release of the report comes only a week after Republicans announced the end of its Russia-the probe and the fact that they have “no evidence of collusion”, and that you don’t agree with the intelligence community’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin had a “setting”, and then-candidate Donald Trump.
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The Democrats on the Committee, led by Ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., also they published their findings last week, noting that Republicans “premature” shutdown of Committee Russia-the probe.
The ship, after the Committee vote on the approval of the Republican report Thursday, the so-called Russia-probe, a “sad Chapter” and called it a “totally political” document.
But the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence-Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., who joined the probe in April 2017, invited Democrats on the Committee to submit their recommendations to the report.
“The report, the minority opinions, where the minority submits to them, will be presented the comprehensive results of what the Committee has learned during his fourteen-month long investigation, and will be useful to thwart all attempts by Russia or other foreign powers continue to meddle in U.S. elections,” Nunes said in a statement Thursday.
The report contains a number of findings and recommendations, which show that “a pattern of Russian active measures” in the U.S. through Cyber attacks and social media, to “sow discord.”
The report States that Russia conducted Cyber-attacks on American political institutions in the years 2015 and 2016, and the Russian-state actors “stolen responsible for the dissemination of documents and notices and in the US-political organizations.”
“This poses a serious threat to the future of the US elections, the PV-elections are already underway,” Conaway. “It is important to make this information freely to protect our country and our elections from foreign meddling.”
Further, the report goes on to say that the FBI’s message to the Russian Hacker was a victim of “largely inadequate,” that the office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Department of Homeland Security’s statements: election interference by Russia due to “ineffective,” the Executive, “post-election response was inadequate.”
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation was an enterprise-counterintelligence investigations in the trump campaign after receipt of the information from Trump’s campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos,” the report read. “As part of the enterprise-counterintelligence investigations in the trump campaign, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, an individual counter-espionage opened investigations, Carter.”
Executive branch officials not to notify at the time, members of the Obama administration, according to the report, Trump the campaign that the members of the campaign were evaluated, potential counterintelligence concerns.
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The report notes that the now-infamous anti-Trump dossier, compiled by the British ex-spy Christopher Steele “formed an important part of an application” of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, the electronic monitoring on Carter’s side. The dossier has been paid for by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign opposition research against Trump.
The Committee also noted that Special Counsel Robert Mueller accused the former trump-campaign-Chairman Paul Manafort on multiple fees, but “none of which relate to the allegations of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russian government.”
The report refers to the Republican party platform in the election of 2016—in particular, the amendment in relation to Ukraine, which “resulted in a stronger position against Russia, not a weaker,” and noted that there is no evidence that Manafort was involved in the change.
The report outlines that “none of the respondents witnesses” evidence of collusion, and noted that the Committee “found no evidence that President Trump’s pre-campaign business relationships formed the basis for collusion during the campaign.”
The Committee’s findings say that there is “no evidence” that the trump staff were involved in the theft or publication of the Clinton campaign E-Mails”, although the trump staff have had a number of ill-advised contacts with WikiLeaks.”
“The Committee found no evidence that meetings between the trump staff –including Jeff Sessions and official representatives of the Russian government—including Ambassador Kislyak—reflect, to read agreements, coordination, or conspiracy, with the Russian government,” the report.
The report also notes that leaks of classified information from the intelligence community, and suggests that it “damaged the national security and potentially endangered lives.”
“The former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, now a CNN national security analyst, and provided inconsistent testimony before the Committee about his contacts with the media, including CNN,” the report.
The majority of staff described a summary of recommendations for Congress and the Executive branch.
But the ship and the Democrats in the Committee, did not agree with the majority of Republicans report, and said last week that there is “clear evidence of collusion,” identification with the Trump staff and Russians.
“All of this, the topic of collusion,” the ship said last week. “And, of course, one of the most important parts of the investigation, putting the pieces together.”
Ship said on Thursday that the Republican was the report a “frivolous expense.”
“Our work continues, however,” the ship said on Thursday.
Brooke Singman is a political Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke FoxNews.