Republican Led Investigation Says No Collusion with Russia
Republicans close their one-year long investigation into Russian collusion, saying that the Trump campaign was guilty only of "inappropriate judgment."
Nothing to see here folks, move along. That’s what the Republican led and controlled House Intelligence Committee had to say this afternoon regarding possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians.
Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Tex.), who is in charge of the Russia probe, told reporters on Monday “We’ve found no evidence of collusio.,” He noted that the worst they had uncovered was “perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment at taking meetings” — such as the June 2016 meeting with a Russian lawyer in Trump Tower, which Conaway said “shouldn’t have happened, no doubt about that.” The White House has shifted their explanation for the reasons behind that meeting several times.
The GOP’s conclusion coincides with a ramping up in special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s probe of the Trump team’s alleged effort to coordinate activities with Russian officials, even gathering evidence that an unusual meeting in 2017 just before the inauguration in Seychelles between Erik Prince, the founder of the private security company Blackwater, and a Russian official close to President Vladimir Putin, was an effort to establish a back-channel to Russia.
Democrats on the committee have requested that panel issue several subpoenas for witnesses who either have ignored the committee’s requests to appear or given incomplete answers during their interviews with the panel and argue that now is not the time to shut down the committee’s investigation.
The Senate investigation into Russian collusion continues.
March 12, 2018
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