House intel panel concludes: No collusion with Russia

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Amid an expansion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, House Intelligence Committee Republicans announced they have finished the interview phase of their own probe and have found no evidence Donald Trump’s presidential campaign colluded with Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 election.

The leader of the investigation, Rep. K. Michael Conaway, R-Texas, told reporters Monday the Republicans on the panel accepted the conclusions of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia engaged in an effort to interfere with the election. But they “disagree with the narrative that [the Russians] were trying to help Trump.”

The bottom line, he said, is that the Russians “did commit active measures against our election in ’16, and we think they will do that in the future.”

Committee Democrats fiercely oppose the decision to end the interview phase, insisting there are many more witnesses who need to be

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