The report revealed more about Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s role in using the ‘salacious and unverified’ Russian dossier…
After a yearlong investigation, the House Intelligence Committee released a heavily redacted final report Friday on the Russia investigation documenting their previously reported conclusion that they found no evidence of collusion between President Trump’s campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election.
The chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said the Republican-authored report confirms that from “day one, the ‘Russian collusion’ investigation into the Trump campaign was an empty case.”
“It is a house built on sand,” the congressman said.
Meadows called on Robert Mueller to “wrap up” his investigation into the alleged Trump-Russia “collusion.”
The House intel report, released over the objections of minority Democratic Party members, said the committee “found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government.”
However, the committee said it did find “poor judgment and ill-considered actions by the Trump and Clinton campaign.”
President Trump, speaking Friday alongside German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office, said the report is “strong, powerful, conclusive.”
The Mueller investigation, he said, is “a witch hunt.”
Glancing over at Merkel, Trump said: “There was no collusion with Russia, if you could believe this one. She probably can’t believe it. Who can?”
The report apparently supports previous media reports that FBI agents did not believe Trump’s national security adviser Michael Flynn lied to them. Flynn eventually pleaded guilty to making false statements.
Meadows said the “stark lack of evidence raises serious concerns as to whether there was any legitimate foundation to begin an investigation in the first place.”
“And, perhaps most troubling, we now know more information about the nefarious role the Clinton campaign and Obama intelligence officials appeared to have played in using the ‘salacious and unverified’ Russian dossier to both spy on the Trump campaign and to leak unfounded allegations to the media,” Meadows said.
“There is far more evidence of wrongdoing on the part of James Comey, James Clapper, and the Obama Justice Department than there ever has been in the collusion case.”
The congressman emphasized its “time for the special counsel investigation to end.”
“Robert Mueller must wrap this up and bring it to a close. It is time to put the focus back on what’s actually important in America,” said Meadows.