The first results of the Senate Intelligence Committee's Russia investigation could come in the next month
The first results of Congress' investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election could come within the next month, The Wall Street Journal reports. The Senate Intelligence Committee's leadership says it hopes to have a report on U.S. election vulnerabilities out by March, and that the documents are in the process of being vetted and approved by related agencies.
Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) said there is a sense of urgency among committee members to get the report out. It is "something we really need to act on quickly given that we're in an election year, and we know that the Russian efforts continue unabated," she said.
The report is not expected to answer questions about whether members of President Trump's campaign colluded with the Kremlin. Still, it will be the first product of what has now been a year of investigation by the committee.
Experts have warned that the 2018 midterms are still vulnerable to Russian interference. CIA Director Mike Pompeo has gone as far as to claim: "I have every expectation that they will continue to try and [interfere]."