President Donald Trump reacted strongly Monday night to Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee announcing no evidence of collusion between his 2016 presidential campaign and the Russian government.
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
“We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” the majority staff of the committee said Monday evening.
From the initial findings of the HPSCI Russia investigation: “We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians.” https://t.co/3aXtMpnFVM pic.twitter.com/VLDJUBaHz5
— Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) March 12, 2018
The report also diverges from the intelligence community’s assessment in January 2017 that the Russian government meddled in the 2016 presidential election to help the Trump campaign. The report is based on dozens of interviews with key witnesses, a review of hundreds of thousands of documents and a nearly year long investigative process.
“After more than a year, the Committee has finished its Russia investigation and will now work on completing our report,” chairman Devin Nunes said in a statement, adding that the full, 15o-page report will be made available after declassification.