Trump-Russia Collusion Investigation Comes Up Negative
After 14 months of investigation into the Trump campaign in an attempt to find evidence of collusion with Russia to tilt the Presidential Election of 2016 against Hillary Clinton, the House Intelligence Committee has made the decision that there was “no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians”.
Mike Conoway, a Republican from Texas, led the bipartisan investigation into Trump’s campaign. On “Special Report” with Fox News’ Bret Bair, Conoway said “We didn’t find any evidence of collusion and I don’t think [Robert Mueller] will either”.
The investigation started with both Republicans and Democrats on the panel of investigators, who put together four pieces to investigate in regards to the Russia investigation, including “Russian active measures against the 2016 U.S. election, the U.S. government’s response to the attack, links between Russians and the Trump and Clinton campaigns, and purported leaks of classified information”.
Though both sides pledged to perform the investigation on a bipartisan basis, the two sides found themselves blaming one another each step of the way; with Republicans claiming that Democrats were scraping the bottom of the barrel to find any evidence, and Democrats accusing Republicans of attempting to prematurely end the investigation.
Trump’s Reaction, The Future Of The Investigation, And The Mid-Term Elections
President Trump was quick to boast about the apparent victory on Twitter and Facebook, using all caps:
With the mid-term elections coming up in November, Democrats have pledged that if they win back the House of Representatives, they will not only re-open the investigation into President Trump’s campaign, but that they will place the new investigation under the leadership of Adam Schiff, a Democrat from California, who took part on the panel of investigation.
The debate has raged on since the election, and will continue to rage on even after the conclusion of the investigation. But for now, at least, the verdict is in.