For 18 months, investigators, Democrats and the media have dug through documents and witness interviews to find the smoking gun that proved Trump colluded with Russia.
And now Americans are finally learning the truth.
But it wasn’t what anyone was expecting.
After one year of investigation, the House Intelligence Committee has officially closed their investigation and will release a 150-page final report.
After examining 300,000 pages of documents and interviewing 73 witnesses, Republicans on the committee announced they found no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia.
“The House Intelligence Committee has found there was no evidence of collusion by the Trump campaign with Russians, according to a one-page summary of its findings released on Monday.
“We have found no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy between the Trump campaign and the Russians,” said the summary.
The draft report, written by the committee’s majority, will be provided to Democrats on the committee Tuesday for review and comment. It will then be submitted for a declassification review and be made public.
“The report’s completion will signify the closure of one chapter in the Committee’s robust oversight of the threat posed by Moscow — which began well before the investigation and will continue thereafter,” said the summary.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr – who is conducting his own investigation into the matter – backed up their findings by stating he also saw no evidence to indicate collusion between Trump and Russia.
MORE: Burr just told me he’s seen “NO” evidence of collusion yet and no evidence yet to substantiate 2017 IC assessment that Putin sought to aid Trump. Asked about efforts by Russians to coordinate w Trump camp, he said: “It’s collusion on part of the Russians not the Trump camp”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 12, 2018
President Trump celebrated the findings as this proved what he’s said all along – there was no collusion and the investigation is a witch hunt.
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
Now that the underlying basis for the Mueller probe has been proven to be false, the special counsel should wrap up his investigation and issue a report vindicating the President.
We will keep you up to date on any new developments in this story.