House Intelligence Committee Republicans closed their investigation of Russian election interference Monday, declaring they found no evidence that President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign cooperated with the Kremlin.
The committee will likely find, according to CNN, that while Russia did attempt to interfere in the election, they didn’t intend for President Trump to win, nor did they actively engage in collusion with the Trump campaign. Democrats on the committee are expected to release their own report suggesting collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CNN) continues to maintain that the investigation has not been thorough enough; he says that the committee should continue to investigate witnesses, adding, “There are a number of steps that I think any credible investigator would say, ‘These need to be done,’ and we still hope that they will be.”
The report is unlikely to quiet allegations regarding Trump and Russia; Republicans are largely seen as biased in their investigation, as are Democrats. The big news won’t break until any findings from special investigator Robert Mueller, who has been invested with a certain godlike authority on supposed collusion. There are still no signs of any hard evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, barring some sort of stunning revelation.
This is one more nail in the coffin of the Russia collusion madness.