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GOP-led panel absolves president of Russian Federation collusion

30 April 2018, 01:25 | Katrina Lee

President Donald Trump has insisted his campaign did not collude with Russia to help him win the election

President Donald Trump has insisted his campaign did not collude with Russia to help him win the election

"On the other hand, the president was thrilled with the report, tweeting "'no evidence" that the Trump Campaign "colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russian Federation"'.

"No collusion, which I knew anyway". No coordination, no nothing. The summary also said that the committee agreed with a number of the intelligence community's prior judgments on the matter, "except with respect to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's supposed preference for candidate Trump".

US President Donald Trump on Friday bashed the Justice Department for appointing a special counsel to probe claims of his collusion with Russian Federation after a year-long inquiry by a House committee found no proof.

"House Intelligence Committee rules that there was NO COLLUSION between the Trump Campaign and Russian Federation".

The jab towards Special Counsel Robert Mueller raises question over whether Trump is considering firing the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, who was appointed to investigate the president's ties to Russian Federation.

"The committee also found the Trump campaign's periodic praise for and communications with WikiLeaks - a hostile foreign organization - to be highly objectionable and inconsistent with USA national security interests." the report went on.

The committee also did not agree with assessments that Russian President Vladimir Putin preferred Trump to Hillary Clinton.

Democrats on the committee, particularly ranking member Adam Schiff of California, fiercely oppose the report and have released their own document.

Shortly after the report was released, Trump heralded it on Twitter and called for the investigations to end.

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The House investigation began with bipartisan promise but ultimately succumbed to factional squabbling.

The report comes after a brief memo was issued last month summarizing the findings.

Historically, Schiff has been highly critical of the committee's handling of the probe and its chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. But the probe did provide important public revelations.

The House panel did find that Russian Federation sought to sow discord in the United States through cyberattacks and social media.

The former chair of the Trump campaign has also been indicted as well as his deputy. In his absence, Conaway took over the probe.

It also said Congress should consider revising the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to include "malicious global cyber actors".

"When we started this investigation, we set out to give the American people the answers to the questions they've been asking and we promised to be as transparent as possible in our final report".

Additionally, the committee recommended the executive branch "crack down" on leaks by conducting polygraphs of certain employees with top secret clearances.

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