Republicans on House Panel Find No Collusion Between Russia and Trump Campaign

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from The Wall Street Journal,

Panel found ‘bad judgment’ and some ‘inappropriate meetings’ between members of the Trump campaign and Russians; report not yet shared with Democrats on committee.

Republican lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee have drafted a report saying the panel’s yearlong probe into Russian election interference found no evidence that Moscow colluded with Donald Trump’s campaign or that the Kremlin favored Mr. Trump in the 2016 race.

The panel found “bad judgment” and some “inappropriate meetings” between members of the Trump campaign and Russians, but no sign that those amounted to collusion, said Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), who has been heading the probe since last spring.

Democrats on the committee were surprised Monday by the news that Republicans were taking steps to end the probe. “We have not been informed that there will not be any more interviews conducted,” a senior Democratic aide on the committee said. “We have also not been informed that the investigation has ended.”

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