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House intel panel releases final report on Russian Federation probe

30 April 2018

However the reported added that the investigation found "poor judgment and ill-considered actions" by the Trump campaign, as well as by Hillary Clinton's. No coordination, no nothing.

Trump - who habitually blasts the Mueller probe as a "witch hunt - took the House report as vindication". Schiff cited several "secret meetings and communication" between people linked to Russian Federation and Trump campaign officials, including Trump Jr. and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

"Time after time, when there were very important investigative leads the Republicans said, "We don't want to know", Schiff says.

"While the committee found that several of the contacts between Trump associates and Russians - or their proxies, including WikiLeaks - were ill-advised, the committee did not determine that Trump or anyone associated with him assisted Russia's active measures campaign", the Republicans wrote.

Flynn met again with Kislyak shortly before Trump took office - a meeting that led to his unceremonious ouster from the White House after it was revealed he had lied to the FBI about it. Flynn subsequently pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators and is now cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller's probe.

Entire pages of the report are blacked out, but committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he hopes a less redacted version might become available later.

According to its report, the committee also found that "Russian-state actors and third-party intermediaries were responsible for the dissemination of documents and communications stolen from US political organizations".

Democrats on the committee, particularly ranking member Adam Schiff of California, fiercely oppose the report and have released their own document.

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He also accused them of making material changes between the March summary and the release of the final report.

The committee's investigation began with bipartisanship but ultimately succumbed to factional squabbling.

Republicans' report faults President Barack Obama's administration for what it calls a sluggish and disorganized response to the attack on the 2016 campaign.

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The investigation found that leaks were used "to sow discord in the USA presidential election", which began before Election Day.

Conaway said the committee had pledged to be "as transparent as possible" with the report.

House investigators cautioned that Russian Federation will continue meddling in USA elections and suggested some fixes that would help the government and politicians better defend against that interference. The panel also recommended the executive branch "crack down" on leaks by conducting polygraphs of all for limited certain employees with top secret clearances.

House intel panel releases final report on Russian Federation probe