WASHINGTON — Even as the special counsel expands his inquiry and pursues criminal charges against at least four Trump associates, House Intelligence Committee Republicans said Monday they have found no evidence of collusion between Donald J. Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia to sway the 2016 election.
And with that, Republicans on the committee "have decided to end the inquiry."
As the Washington Post notes, the Republican announcement "contradicts the preliminary findings of committee Democrats like ranking member Adam B. Schiff (D-Calif.), who told reporters last month that based on what he had seen, there was 'ample evidence' of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign."
The House committee's investigation was so dysfunctional it's hard to know where to begin.
The Nunes resignation? (Newsweek: "Dysfunctional.") The demands for investigations of everyone other than Trump? (Lawfare: "A portrait of congressional dysfunction.") The whole long, exhausting saga? (Politico: "Dysfunctional oversight.")
Oh, well. There are still several other investigations going—including Mueller's.