A Republican-authored report released by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Friday morning found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election. Democrats will likely dispute the findings, after protesting the investigation was closed prematurely. The more than 250-page report said the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016 between members of the Trump campaign and a Russian lawyer over alleged dirt on then-candidate Hillary Clinton “demonstrated poor judgment.” HPSCI also said then-candidate Donald Trump’s praise for WikiLeaks—considered a “hostile foreign organization”—was “inconsistent with U.S. national-security interests.” The committee determined that a meeting between Jeff Sessions and then-Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, as well as another meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian official, did not reflect any collusion with the Russian government. Special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation and the Senate Intelligence Committee’s investigation continue.
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