Holder rips House Intel Republicans for ending probe: 'Politics beat a desire for the truth'

Holder rips House Intel Republicans for ending probe: 'Politics beat a desire for the truth'
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Former Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press Democrats sue over North Carolina's congressional maps MORE criticized Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee for deciding to end the panel’s probe into Russian election interference, declaring that “politics beat a desire for the truth.”

“Republican House [Intelligence Committee] shut down Russia probe before doing a complete job,” Holder tweeted Monday. 

"This is a coverup and a lasting stain on the reputation of what used to be a bipartisan Committee when it was run by Republican Rogers and Democrat Ruppersberger. Politics beat a desire for the truth."

Holder was referring to Rep. Dutch RuppersbergerCharles (Dutch) Albert RuppersbergerHillicon Valley: Senate passes bill to boost cyber help for agencies, businesses | Watchdog warns Energy Department failing to protect grid | FTC sues Match for allegedly conning users Senate approves bill to boost cyber assistance for federal agencies, private sector Maryland state senator denies sending tweet calling Ilhan Omar 'illegal' MORE (D-Md.) and former Rep. Mike RogersMichael (Mike) Dennis RogersCivil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill Extremists find new home in online app Telegram China cheats — and we let them MORE (R-Mich.), who led the House Intelligence Committee during the Obama administration. Rogers is now the director of the National Security Agency.

The pair were known for running the committee in a bipartisan fashion.

Political infighting has plagued the current leadership of the Intelligence panel.

GOP and Democratic lawmakers found themselves in a fierce PR battle over a pair of memos on whether the Department of Justice had abused a surveillance program against a Trump campaign aide.

The GOP memo claimed that that evidence showed that the program was abused and that the Justice Department was biased against Trump, while the Democratic memo refuted those allegations.

Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesA Republican Watergate veteran's perspective on a Trump impeachment Meet the lawyer at center of whistleblower case: 'It is an everyday adventure' Intelligence watchdog huddles with members as impeachment push grows MORE (R-Calif.) also recused himself from the probe after the House Ethics Committee began investigating whether he disclosed classified information during the process.

Republicans on the committee announced earlier Monday that they were concluding their yearlong probe into Russian election interference.

GOP lawmakers are now finalizing their report on the results of the investigation, which they say will find that there was no collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign during the 2016 presidential race.

Rep. Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffTrump hits Fox News's Chris Wallace over Ukraine coverage Schiff: Whistleblower testimony might not be necessary A Republican Watergate veteran's perspective on a Trump impeachment MORE (Calif.), the top Democrat on the committee, slammed Republicans for concluding the probe in a fiery statement.

"By ending its oversight role in the only authorized investigation in the House, the Majority has placed the interests of protecting the President over protecting the country, and history will judge its actions harshly," Schiff said.

"If the Russians do have leverage over the President of the United States, the Majority has simply decided it would rather not know."