In Brief

‘No Trump-Russia collusion,’ House committee says

Democrats have labelled the year-long investigation ‘fundamentally incomplete’

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have reached a conclusion in their investigation, saying they have found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Republican Mike Conaway (pictured above) said the committee agreed with US intelligence agencies that Russia had worked to interfere in the election.

However, Conaway appeared to preempt the findings of special council Robert Mueller's investigation into the affair by saying there was no proof that anyone from the Trump campaign assisted with that interference.

“We found no evidence that the Trump campaign or anyone associated with it colluded with the Russians,” Conaway said, adding that the worst they had found was “perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment at taking meetings.”

Separate, concurrent investigations by Mueller and the Senate Intelligence Committee remain underway.

Ranking Democrat on the committee, Adam Schiff, called the investigation “fundamentally incomplete”, and accused Republicans of overt partisanship to shield Trump.

“The [Republican] Majority has placed the interests of protecting the President over protecting the country,” Schiff said.

Trump wrote on Twitter that he had been vindicated in his ongoing denials of collusion during the campaign.

The BBC’s Anthony Zurcher says that while the investigation by the House Intelligence Committee may be coming to an end, “the political warfare is just getting started.”

A 150-page draft report, which the Washington Post says was completed “without any input from Democrats”, will be shared with Democrats later today. However, it could be some weeks before the report is made public.

Recommended

Are we heading towards World War Three?
Xi Jinping
In Depth

Are we heading towards World War Three?

How far is the UK willing to go to protect Ukraine?
A Ukrainian serviceman
Getting to grips with . . .

How far is the UK willing to go to protect Ukraine?

Why Hong Kong is culling hamsters and other pets
Members of Hong Kong’s Health Department wearing PPE in a pet shop
In Depth

Why Hong Kong is culling hamsters and other pets

‘Week of reckoning for Boris Johnson’
Today's newspaper front pages
Today’s newspapers

‘Week of reckoning for Boris Johnson’

Popular articles

Why is New Zealand shutting its borders again?
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern adjusts her face mask following a press conference
In Depth

Why is New Zealand shutting its borders again?

Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: career records and grand slams
Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer have all won 20 grand slam singles titles
Profile

Djokovic vs. Nadal vs. Federer: career records and grand slams

Food trends: what we’ll be eating in 2022
Yuzu
On the menu

Food trends: what we’ll be eating in 2022

The Week Footer Banner