Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have wrapped up their own investigation into the potential links between Russia and the Trump campaign–and they found, as many predicted, that there was no collusion whatsoever.
Rep. Mike Conway (R-Texas), who is leading the House probe, announced Monday that the committee had finished their investigation, and would share the final report with Democrats and the public.
“We found no evidence of collusion,” Conaway said, during a press conference. “We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment in taking meetings. But only Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn or someone else like that could take this series of inadvertent contacts with each other, or meetings or whatever, and weave that into sort of a fiction page-turner, spy thriller.”
The public will not be able to view the report until after the Democrats have reviewed it, and after the intelligence committee has redacted potentially confidential information.
But that didn’t stop President Trump to take a victory lap at having his name cleared by one of the probes into his campaign.
Trump took to Twitter and, in all capital letters, wrote: “THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.”
Congress’s investigation is completely separate from the investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller, which is still ongoing.