Trump touts House Intel conclusions on Russia

Trump touts House Intel conclusions on Russia
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpLieu: There will be 'widespread civil unrest' if Trump fires Mueller Attorneys for Trump, Mueller hold face-to-face meeting to discuss potential interview topics: report Trump tariffs not helpful for nuclear talks, South Korea says MORE on Monday touted the Republican-majority House Intelligence Committee's conclusions on its probe into Russia's election meddling after the panel said it found no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign.  

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who is overseeing the Moscow hacking probe, announced on Monday the committee would stop interviewing witnesses and was in the process of readying its final report. 

“We found no evidence of collusion,” Conaway told reporters on Monday. “We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment in taking meetings — but only Tom Clancy could take this series of inadvertent contacts, meetings, whatever, and weave that into some sort of a spy thriller that could go out there.”

A draft of that roughly 150-page report, which says there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, will be available to Democrats on the committee on Tuesday. 

The document contradicts the U.S. intelligence community's assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin favored Trump during the campaign. 

The committee's top Democrat, Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTop Russia probe Republican: 'No intention' of calling Cambridge Analytica officials back Overnight Tech: Facebook faces crisis over Cambridge Analytica data | Lawmakers demand answers | What to watch for next | Day one of AT&T's merger trial | Self-driving Uber car kills pedestrian Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica attracts scrutiny | House passes cyber response team bill | What to know about Russian cyberattacks on energy grid MORE (Calif.), ripped the decision to end the investigation. 

"While the Majority members of our committee have indicated for some time that they have been under great pressure to end the investigation, it is nonetheless another tragic milestone for this Congress, and represents yet another capitulation to the executive branch," Schiff said in a statement.