The witch hunt didn’t find anything.
That is the main message we the people get from a report released from Congressional Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee regarding the investigation into possible collusion between the Donald Trump campaign for president and the Russians.
The report, heavily redacted to prevent the release of classified information, is the culmination of a year-long investigation into charges that Donald Trump’s campaign conspired with the Russians to influence the election.
The 253-page report says the committee “found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government.” Democrats objected to the release of the report.
Democrats on the House panel, meanwhile, wrote their own 99-page dissent to the committee’s official report, saying Republicans did not call key witnesses to testify and failed to issue necessary subpoenas to force testimony. “The majority hobbled the committee’s ability to conduct a credible investigation that could inspire public confidence,” the dissent said.
Just Out: House Intelligence Committee Report released. “No evidence” that the Trump Campaign “colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia.” Clinton Campaign paid for Opposition Research obtained from Russia- Wow! A total Witch Hunt! MUST END NOW!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2018
The main report itself did point out some incidents of bad judgment (who doesn’t have those) one of which was Donald Trump, Jr., and Jared Kushner meeting with the Russian lady lawyer who claimed to have dirt on Hillary Clinton. Against the Clinton campaign:
“The Committee also found that the Clinton campaign and the DNC, using a series of cutouts and intermediaries to obscure their roles, paid for opposition research on Trump obtained from Russian sources, including a litany of claims by high-ranking current and former Russian government officials,” the report said. “Some of this opposition research was used to produce sixteen memos, which comprise what has become known as the Steele dossier.”
Yeah, and that bad judgment just might end up being criminal in nature.