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House Republicans say no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion

Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee said on Monday evening that they have found no evidence of collusion between Russia and President Trump's campaign during the 2016 election and are ending their investigation.

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said Republicans on the committee agree with intelligence agencies who have concluded that "the Russians did commit active measures against our election in '16, and we think they will do that in the future," but "we disagree with the narrative that they were trying to help Trump." Conaway did admit the panel "found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings."

The committee has interviewed 70 witnesses and reviewed 300,000 documents, Conaway said, but Democrats say important files, including bank documents, were not subpoenaed and major witnesses like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort, both under indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, were never interviewed. Conaway said Democrats will receive a draft report on Tuesday for review and comment, and it will include recommendations on election and cyber security. Now, there is only one Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the election, in addition to Mueller's probe.