For a year now, the bipartisan House Intelligence Committee has closed its investigation into possible collusion between Trump and the Kremlin. What will be of no surprise to anyone on these pages is that they have declared zero evidence has been found to substantiate the claims.
Also of no surprise, is that fact that Democrats (who were actually on the committee) are claiming that closing it down was “premature.” Well, of course they are!
The scope of the investigation was:
Russian active measures directed against the 2016 U.S. election and against our European allies;
The U.S. government response to that attack;
Links between Russians and the Trump and Clinton campaigns; and
Purported leaks of classified information.
on each of these areas, Trump and his team are in the clear. However, the committee does recommend action be taken in a number of areas to prevent any further Russian meddling:
Election security, including protecting vote tallies;
Support to European allies;
The U.S. government response to cyber-attacks;
Campaign finance transparency; and
Counterintelligence practices related to political campaigns and unauthorized disclosures.
As you can see, these things are what should have been done already but were not done well under the Obama administration.
While there are still investigations taking place by Special Counsel Mueller and the Senate, this victory for Trump will provide plenty of ammunition to get these over with.
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.