[Kp update: An interesting side note: “Nets Give Less than a Minute to House Committee’s ‘No Collusion’ Findings“… “CBS Evening News only gave 31 seconds to the House committee’s findings… ABC’s World News Tonight, they only gave the development 27 seconds… NBC Nightly News completely ignored the committee’s findings… which meant the three major network news outlets (ABC, CBS, and NBC) gave the story less than a minute of combined airtime (58 seconds).”]
In case you missed it… I’m just posting a highlight or two from these two articles. The “Russia stole the election” meme will likely not go away too quickly, but as more data comes out about the Clinton Uranium One deals, etc., then one will likely hear less and less about it.
“We found no evidence of collusion. We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings,” Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican, who led the investigation, told reporters in a Monday briefing, reported by US media. “But only Tom Clancy or Vince Flynn or someone else like that could take these series of inadvertent contacts with each other, meetings, whatever, and weave that into some sort of a fiction and turn it into a page-turner, spy thriller.”
“The group, which is preparing a 150-page report that will then be reviewed by the House Democrats, said that Russia took “active measures” during the presidential race, but had no specific plan to take Trump to the White House.
“A one-page summary preview of the report suggested several landmines laid for the Democrats. One was concern about “anti-Trump research that made its way to the Clinton campaign” – presumably a reference to the notorious Christopher Steele dossier, part-funded by Hillary Clinton’s backers. Another is “problematic contacts between senior Intelligence Community officials and the media,” highlighting consternation about politically-motivated anonymous leaks from supposedly impartial senior government officials to partisan outlets.”
““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.
“In a statement published on Twitter on Monday evening, he called the decision to end the probe as a “capitulation” to the White House, saying that it “placed the interests of protecting the President over protecting the country, and history will judge its actions harshly.” Schiff said that the House minority will “endeavor to continue their work.””