Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Global | By Enrique Rogers

GOP finds Trump innocent, but let's wait to hear from Mueller

GOP finds Trump innocent, but let's wait to hear from Mueller

US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he was happy with the finding of the House Intelligence Committee that there is no evidence of collusion between Russian Federation and his presidential campaign upon the conclusion of their probe.

"We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment in taking meetings", he told The Associated Press and other news organizations.

The Republican report concludes that the Russian government's extensive meddling in the campaign was not meant to help Trump beat Hillary Clinton.

But he has yet to declare whether he has strong evidence of collusion. "I think that their goal was chaos". "It was a powerful decision that left no doubt and I want to thank the House intelligence committee". Neither has yet produced any evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation.

House republicans find no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion.

This is, however, in spite of conflicting findings from Democrats on the committee, who are arguing that there is still a case for collusion.

"Yeah, well, look they try to rewrite history", Nunes said of Schiff's complaints. The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is also investigating the Russian intervention, is expected to have a bipartisan report out in the coming weeks dealing with election security. "Every day, the extent of Russian meddling in our democracy becomes clearer, leaving us with more unanswered questions".

Rep. Adam Schiff, the committee's top-ranking Democrat, said the investigation has not been almost thorough enough.

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But when asked if he thinks Trump should feel vindicated by the decision to shut down the investigation, Nunes responded that it's not up to him to give the program "analysis about how the president feels or doesn't feel".

However, this does not bring to an end the criminal investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller into Russia's attempt to meddle in the US election, with 13 Russians indicted last month on charges of election interference.

Representative Devin Nunes of California, the committee's Republican chairman who had to step aside from leading the inquiry last spring, has made clear he will continue to push ahead with his own investigation of a dossier of salacious and unsubstantiated reports about ties between Trump, his campaign team and Russia's interference campaign.

"Ranking committee member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., excoriated his Republican colleagues for their "capitulation" to the executive branch" on Monday, and said his party will continue to investigate.

"This guy has been caught red-handed time and time again being nothing more than a courier for Donald Trump's handlers down at the White House", he added.

If Russians have leverage over the President, GOP has decided that it would rather not know.

Republicans on the committee found "a pattern of Russian attacks" on the United States and Europe that included Moscow's cyberattacks on American political institutions from 2015-2016 as well as Russia's "use of social media to sow discord".

Democrats later released their own 10-page memo rebutting the Republican allegations, saying the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department handled the warrant appropriately and the surveillance court was told there was political motivation behind the opposition research.

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