House Intel Preliminary Reports Say No Trump-Russian Collusion
It wasn't exactly a nonpartisan group decision, but a decision it was and so today, according to an article in The Washington Free Beacon, the House Intelligence Committee has released findings from its upcoming report on the Trump-Russia affair — and it concludes there is no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Let me say that again -- NO Collusion.
The Free beacon reports, "The committee agrees with the assessment that the Russians did, in fact, try to interfere — the findings cite "Russian cyberattacks on U.S. political institutions in 2015-2016 and their use of social media to sow discord. But the committee disagrees with the intelligence community judgment that Russian President Vladimir Putin specifically tried to help President Trump win the election."
The ranking Democrat on the committee is Adam Schiff who maintains, "There is already, in my view, ample evidence in the public domain on the issue of collusion if you're willing to see it...."If you want to blind yourself, then you can look the other way."
The full report will be provided to Democrats on Tuesday and will be released to the public after it has been fully vetted for classified information. In the meantime, we all wait to see how the Democrats respond.