Guess what, Devin Nunes and company didn’t find collusion!
This allows the President to tweet…
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 problem of course is that the committee didn’t do much of an investigation. It refused to get testimony from dozens of people on the Democratic list of witnesses. Even today, news is coming out that contradicts the House Intelligence Report, like the fact that one of the Russians who met with Donald Trump Jr during the campaign had closer ties to the Kremlin than previously known.
The Dem response makes this important charge: That Republicans refused to follow up on a lead that could have demonstrated whether, despite his denials, Trump had advance knowledge of the infamous Trump Tower meeting between a group of Russians and Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort.
According to the Democratic response, right after Donald Jr. set up the specifics of this meeting, he had two calls with a number in Russia belonging to Emin Agalarov.
Between those two calls, the Democratic response recounts, Donald Jr. made a third call to a blocked number. Who might Donald Jr. have been calling?
According to the Democratic response, Democrats wanted to find out — but Republicans blocked that from happening.
The continuing revelations of Kremlin involvement with the @realDonaldTrump campaign contradict today’s GOP House Intelligence Report release. My prediction is that when Special Counsel Mueller is done with his investigation, the GOP Intel Members will look really stupid. https://t.co/y78xLvydXW
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 27, 2018
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For completeness, the minority view from last month