Republicans shut down House Russia probe over Democratic objections


They’ve had plenty of time at this point. I don’t think anyone can argue with that.

Mueller will continue to do his thing. Casting lines where he can while he can. But this is significant because the GOP is essentially saying that the party doesn’t believe there was anything there, and by so doing really puts the pressure on Mueller. The Republicans were unlikely to to make this move if they thought Mueller would come back with something. It is unlikely that they’d go that far out on a limb.

(From Reuters)

U.S. House Intelligence Committee Republicans said on Monday the panel had finished investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, and found no collusion between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Moscow’s efforts to influence the vote.

The committee Republicans said they agreed that Russia sought to influence the election by spreading propaganda and false news reports via social media. However, they disputed the findings of the Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation that Moscow sought to aid Trump, who won a surprise victory over Democrat Hillary Clinton.

“We’re through with interview phase. We’re now in the report drafting phase,” Republican Representative Mike Conaway, who has led the panel’s investigation for the past year, told Reuters.

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