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http://thehill.com/homenews/sunday-talk ... ssion=true

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House Intel Republican says panel did not investigate collusion

Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas) said Sunday the House Intelligence Committee was not tasked with investigating collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, despite the committee issuing a report last week stating it found no evidence of collusion in the 2016 election.

"Our committee was not charged with answering the collusion idea," Conaway said on NBC's "Meet The Press." "So we really weren't focused on that direction."

When asked if he regrets that the committee attempted to draw a conclusion on whether the Russians colluded with the Trump campaign, Conaway denied that the committee drew a conclusion at all.

"What we said is we found no evidence of it," he said. "That's a different statement. We found no evidence of collusion."
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Post by Addie » Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:01 am

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Democrats fume over Parscale's limited answers on Russian digital meddling

Even as digital media guru Brad Parscale takes over President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, federal investigators have mounting questions about the high-tech “secret weapon” Parscale says was instrumental to Trump’s 2016 victory — including whether it might have played a role in Russian election meddling.

But Parscale isn’t talking.

That’s despite the fact that Democrats on at least three different congressional committees say they want to hear more from Parscale about potential data sharing between the campaign and Russian entities. Democrats say evidence of such collaboration — or even Russian manipulation of Trump campaign software that may have been unknown to Trump aides — would be highly explosive given its potentially direct impact on the election’s outcome and legitimacy.

While Republicans seem content with Parscale’s insistence he knows nothing about the Russian scheme, more than a dozen Democratic lawmakers and staffers interviewed by POLITICO say that no investigation into Moscow’s election interference can be complete without a full accounting from Trump’s 2016 digital campaign director — especially given that special counsel Robert Mueller has recently focused on Kremlin-linked efforts to manipulate election-related social media.

Over the weekend, several Democrats said they were extremely concerned about recent media reports that Cambridge Analytica, the conservative data analytics firm Parscale hired for the campaign, had improperly collected information on more than 50 million Facebook users and likely used it in the voter-targeting operation. The new reporting, in The New York Times and the Observer of London, also suggested that Cambridge Analytica has previously undisclosed connections to Russia.

A full accounting from Parscale is especially important now, the Democrats say, given his central role in both Trump’s 2020 campaign and, through that organization, in supporting Republican candidates in the 2018 congressional midterm elections.


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Post by Addie » Tue Mar 20, 2018 11:20 am

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Cambridge Analytica whistleblower to testify to House Democrats on Facebook data operation

The whistleblower who publicly revealed how Trump-affiliated data firm Cambridge Analytica used information mined from Facebook under false pretenses during the 2016 election cycle will give an interview to Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee as part of their investigation of Russian interference in the election, including possible ties to Donald Trump’s campaign.

A lawyer for Christopher Wylie confirmed Tuesday that Wylie plans to accept the invitation from the committee’s ranking Democrat, Rep. Adam B. Schiff (Calif.).

Schiff said Monday that panel Democrats want to talk to Wylie to determine where and how the Facebook data was stored and used, and whether others — including Russian operatives — had access to it.

“Indeed, it may be that through Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign made use of illegitimately-acquired data on millions of Americans to help sway the election,” Schiff said in a statement.


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Mon Mar 19, 2018 10:01 am
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Democrats fume over Parscale's limited answers on Russian digital meddling

Even as digital media guru Brad Parscale takes over President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, federal investigators have mounting questions about the high-tech “secret weapon” Parscale says was instrumental to Trump’s 2016 victory — including whether it might have played a role in Russian election meddling.

But Parscale isn’t talking.
Well he was talking to Lesley Stahl in an interview 10/8/17

Facebook "embeds," Russia and the Trump campaign's secret weapon
Brad Parscale, digital director for Trump's campaign, was a critical factor in the president's election. Now questions surround how he did it
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Brad Parscale: Yeah. So Facebook now lets you get to places and places possibly that you would never go with TV ads. Now, I can find, you know, 15 people in the Florida Panhandle that I would never buy a TV commercial for. And, we took opportunities that I think the other side didn't.

Lesley Stahl: Like what?

Brad Parscale: Well, we had our-- their staff embedded inside our offices.

Lesley Stahl: What?

Brad Parscale: Yeah, Facebook employees would show up for work every day in our offices.

Lesley Stahl: Whoa, wait a minute. Facebook employees showed up at the Trump headquarters --

Brad Parscale: Google employees, and Twitter employees.

Lesley Stahl: They were embedded in your campaign?

Brad Parscale: I mean, like, they were there multiple days a week, three, four days a week, two days week, five days a week --

Lesley Stahl: What were they doing inside? I mean --

Brad Parscale: Helping teach us how to use their platform. I wanna get --

Lesley Stahl: Helping him get elected?

Brad Parscale: I asked each one of them by email, I wanna know every, single secret button, click, technology you have. "I wanna know everything you would tell Hillary's campaign plus some. And I want your people here to teach me how to use it."

Lesley Stahl: Inside?

Brad Parscale: Yeah, I want 'em sittin' right next to us --
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Paradise Papers - Russia funded Facebook and Twitter investments through Kushner investor
Institutions with close links to Kremlin financed stakes through investor in Trump son-in-law’s venture, leaked files reveal

by Jon Swaine and Luke Harding - The Guardian

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Post by Addie » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:03 pm

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Top Intel Dem: Minority 'absolutely' plans to continue Russia witness interviews

The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee says the minority plans to continue interviewing witnesses who can shed light on Russian activity in the 2016 presidential election, even though the majority is wrapping up the panel's formal investigation.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said Wednesday he does not accept that the probe is finished, telling reporters he "absolutely" intends to press forward with interviews — although on a voluntary basis.

Schiff confirmed they are working to nail down a time to interview a whistleblower from Cambridge Analytica, the Trump campaign's data firm during the 2016 presidential election. Christopher Wylie, a former employee, has come forward with what he views as concerning misuse of data by the firm — including claims the firm's large collection of data may have made its way into the possession of the Russians.

He has agreed to voluntarily meet with House Intel lawmakers.

He indicated Wylie will be just the start of a long list of people they hope to bring in for interviews, including other Cambridge Analytica officials like its suspended CEO Alexander Nix.


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Post by Addie » Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:04 am

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House probe overlooked most Trump-Russia contacts, report claims

WASHINGTON — Even though the final report from the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee will find no evidence of collusion between the Trump presidential campaign and Russia, a new study by a Democratic-aligned advocacy group suggests the committee didn’t look very hard.

According to the Center for American Progress’s Moscow Project, the House committee charged with investigating Russian involvement in the 2016 election obtained either no or incomplete information about 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and Russians, or groups and individuals with strong Russia ties like Wikileaks. ...

The report, provided to NBC News, comes as the committee is due to vote Thursday on its final report and effectively end its investigation. Committee Democrats disagree with its conclusions and have accused Republicans of prematurely shuttering the probe.

Based on news reports, public statements, witness lists and indictments related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, the CAP report documents at least 70 contacts between the Trump team and Russia-linked operatives, from January of 2016 through 2017 as Trump took the oath of office. They include 22 meetings, including Skype calls.

While many news organizations, including NBC, have documented the timeline and large volume of contacts between Trump officials and the Russians, the CAP report is particularly comprehensive, making some connections that have not been widely reported and taking an exhaustive view of how many Trump officials were aware of the regular interactions.


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Post by Addie » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:29 pm

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GOP Shuts Down House Russia Probe Despite New Revelations

Republicans shut down the House Intelligence Committee’s contentious Russia probe Thursday, despite new revelations that Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign may have benefited from the exploitation of personal information from millions of Facebook users.

In a closed-door meeting, the panel voted over Democrats’ objections to approve and release a Republican-written final report, said Michael Conaway, a Texas Republican who led the panel’s investigation. ...

A summary of the committee’s 44 conclusions, published after the vote, criticized the Obama administration’s reaction to mounting evidence of Russia’s meddling efforts before the 2016 election and largely dismissed suggestions of wrongdoing by Trump family members and associates, including former Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, now the attorney general.

“The Committee found no evidence that meetings between Trump associates -- including Jeff Sessions -- and official representatives of the Russian government -- including Ambassador Kislyak -- reflected collusion, coordination or conspiracy with the Russian government,” according to the summary. ...

Conaway, in a statement, said the findings and recommendations “show a pattern of Russian active measures in the United States, both through cyberattacks and their use of social media to sow discord. This poses a serious threat to future U.S. elections, including the primary elections that are already underway.”


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GOP Shuts Down House Russia Probe Despite New Revelations



When the Dems regain the majority in November ( :pray: ) I assume they'll be able to restart these investigations. Am I correct?


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Senate Judiciary heads Grassley and Feinstein are asking the Trump campaign for more communications—this time involving John Mashburn and Rick Dearborn.



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Post by Addie » Thu Mar 29, 2018 2:06 pm

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Senate panel requests info on Trump aides for Russia probe

Top members of the Senate Judiciary Committee are expanding their probe into Russia's election meddling, asking for details on the communications of two Trump campaign aides.

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) — the chairman and ranking member of the committee, respectively — sent a letter to the Trump campaign asking for documents related to John Mashburn and Rick Dearborn.

"The Committee has determined that obtaining their responsive emails, or at least ensuring that adequate searches have been conducted that would cover these communications, is necessary for its investigative work," Grassley and Feinstein wrote.

They noted they are sending the request because they "believe information obtained in a recent Committee interview warrants expanding those searches to two additional custodians who were not included in the original effort, John Mashburn and Rick Dearborn."

Mashburn, who currently serves as a deputy Cabinet secretary, worked as a policy director on the Trump campaign. Dearborn, who announced late last year that he was leaving the White House, also worked on the campaign and the transition team.


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Senate panel interested in Russians' request for Trump meeting during campaign

CBS News has learned that a Russian national requested a meeting with Donald Trump during the presidential campaign in May 2016, and the request is at the center of the Senate Judiciary Committee's demand for more information from Jared Kushner.

On Thursday, the committee asked for additional information from Kushner about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite." Kushner is Mr. Trump's son-in-law and a top White House adviser who played a key role in the campaign.

A source familiar with the document request says the "dinner invite" referred to an email requesting a meeting with a man named Alexander Torshin and a woman reported to be Torshin's assistant, Maria Butina. The source says both claimed in the email to be members of an all-Russian organization called "The Right To Bear Arms."

According to the source, Torshin and Butina were hoping to meet then-candidate Trump and were eager for Mr. Trump to travel to Russia to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The request was made through an intermediary who was attached to a National Rifle Association (NRA) event in Kentucky. ...

However, Torshin does have ties to the Kremlin. According to published reports, in 2015 he was appointed deputy governor of the Bank of Russia. Reports also suggest he is suspected of having ties to organized crime.

In a statement, Kushner's attorney would not discuss the email request, but offered to respond to the Senate Judiciary Committee demands.
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Mother Jones: Kushner May Have Withheld Even More Key Information From Congress
Reading Russian Roulette and this pair's names popped up. A good run down here:
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Who Is Felix Sater? Trump Former Business Associate Talking to Senate Intelligence Committee

A business associate of President Donald Trump, who tried to develop a Trump Tower in Moscow during the 2016 election, met Wednesday with the Senate intelligence committee investigating the presidential campaign's ties to Russia and Russian election interference.

Sater did not speak with reporters on Capitol Hill as he made his way to the interview with the committee, according to ABC News.

Sater, who has denied any wrongdoing, has long presented himself as a patriot who had helped the U.S. intelligence community combat terrorism around the world. But he is now best known for his ties to Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, and their joint efforts to build a Trump Tower in Moscow during the early stages of the presidential campaign.

In November 2015, the Soviet-born Sater told Cohen that he could have Russian President Vladimir Putin say “great things” about Trump and suggested Trump travel to Russia to meet with Putin, The Washington Post reported in August.


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Post by Addie » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:24 pm

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Lewandowski to Democrats: I'm not answering your 'f---ing' questions

(CNN) Corey Lewandowski had a blunt message for Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee: He wasn't going to answer their "fucking" questions.

Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, was the final witness in the yearlong House investigation that descended into vitriol and back-biting -- ultimately resulting in two separate partisan reports that will leave the American public no closer to learning how the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections.

But Lewandowski, who agreed to come back to the committee a second time in March after initially refusing to answer questions about topics occurring once he left the campaign in June 2016, was in no mood to give Democrats anything they wanted, saying he would only answer "relevant" questions.

And, according to four sources with direct knowledge of the situation, the Trump confidante repeatedly swore at Democratic lawmakers to make the point he wasn't going to talk further.

I'm not answering your "fucking" question, Lewandowski shouted at one point.
Democrats, including Rep. Jackie Speier, fired back at Lewandowski, who was not moved, multiple sources said.

Democrats said that Lewandowski wouldn't discuss the firing of FBI Director James Comey, the White House response to revelations that Donald Trump Jr. met with Russians in Trump Tower in June 2016 and his conversations with the President, among other topics.


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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:15 am

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Trump associate Felix Sater Senate Intelligence Committee interview ...

The interview took place Wednesday and likely centered around two pivotal events in which Sater was a participant: the Trump Organization's effort to secure a Trump Tower deal in Moscow at the height of the 2016 US election, and Trump transition officials' proposal for a controversial Ukraine-Russia "peace plan" that appeared to favor Moscow.

"Mr. Sater has long served as a high-level intelligence asset for various government agencies. He is a real estate developer, an entrepreneur who continues to be a proud American," said Ronn Torossian, a spokesperson for Sater.

According to BuzzFeed, Senate investigators recently asked the US Treasury Department for financial information related to Sater and his real-estate company, Bayrock Group, which did business with the Trump Organization in the early 2000s and currently has its offices at Trump Tower in New York.

Sources told BuzzFeed that while it's unclear whether the Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen) gave lawmakers documents related to Sater, it has identified 23 instances of suspicious activity connected to his financial transactions.

In addition to Sater, Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen was also instrumental in both events, and Sater's testimony will likely help investigators get a clearer picture of the episodes and whether other higher-ranking members of the Trump administration or Trump Organization played a role.
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BuzzFeed News: Senate Investigators Spent 7 Hours Interviewing A Former Trump Business Associate Who Tried To Get Him A Deal With Moscow

Felix Sater is one of the most mysterious figures in the Trump-Russia investigation and has spoken previously to special counsel Robert Mueller and the House Intelligence Committee.


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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:04 pm

Associated Press
Trump ally Roger Stone agrees to share docs with Senate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone has agreed to provide documents to the Senate Judiciary Committee — even though he says the request is “approaching absurd.”

In a letter obtained by The Associated Press, Stone says that he’s now “happy to co-operate with” a request made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein in November 2017.

Feinstein requested a long list of documents as part of the committee’s Russia investigation, including any communications with WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange (ah-SAHNJ’), Russian officials, and all Trump campaign officials.

Stone says the request was “founded on numerous presumptions” that “are, at best, specious and, at worst, outright false, if not totally fantastic, and demonstrably so.”

But, he says, his counsel will be in touch.


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Post by Addie » Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:03 pm

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Mueller has evidence that Trump supporter's meeting with Putin ally may not have been a chance encounter: Sources

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained evidence that calls into question Congressional testimony given by Trump supporter and Blackwater founder Erik Prince last year, when he described a meeting in Seychelles with a Russian financier close to Vladimir Putin as a casual chance encounter “over a beer,” sources told ABC News.

Well-connected Lebanese-American businessman George Nader, a key witness given limited immunity by Mueller, has been interviewed seven times by prosecutors on a wide range of subjects. He told investigators that he set up a meeting in the Seychelles between Prince and Russian sovereign wealth fund CEO Kirill Dmitriev, mere days before Trump was inaugurated, sources familiar with the investigation said this week.

Nader has submitted to three interviews with special counsel investigators and four appearances before a federal grand jury in Washington since agents stopped him at Dulles International Airport in January, served him with a grand jury subpoena and seized his electronic devices, including his cell phone. Documents obtained by Mueller suggest that before and after Prince met Nader in New York a week before the trip to the Seychelles, Nader shared information with Prince about Dmitriev, sources familiar with the investigation told ABC News, which appears to be inconsistent with Prince’s sworn testimony before a U.S. House of Representatives investigative panel.

"I didn't fly there to meet any Russian guy," Prince told the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence in November. He testified that he travelled to the Seychelles for a meeting with United Arab Emirates officials about possible business opportunities, and they introduced him – unexpectedly – to Dmitriev. ...

As of late March, Mueller’s team has not asked Prince – whose sister Betsy DeVos serves as Trump’s Secretary of Education – to appear before the grand jury being used to investigate whether Trump campaign officials or transition aides colluded with Russian government operatives, according to one of Prince’s friends.


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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:43 pm

Associated Press
Senate panel talks to Russian lawyer who met with Trump Jr.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian lawyer who discussed sanctions with Donald Trump Jr. at a Trump Tower meeting during the 2016 campaign recently met U.S. Senate investigators in Berlin, a person familiar with the interview tells The Associated Press.

Investigators looking into Russian interference in the campaign interviewed Natalia Veselnitskaya (veh-sehl-NIHT'-sky-ah) at a Berlin hotel, according to the person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the details of the interview are confidential.

The interview lasted about three hours and was focused on information contained in a dossier compiled by a former British spy. The work was funded by the Democratic National Committee and the campaign of Hillary Clinton. The dossier contains numerous allegations of Russian ties to Donald Trump, his associates and the Trump campaign.


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Post by Addie » Fri Apr 27, 2018 10:25 am

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House Intelligence Committee Republicans release final Russia report

House Intelligence Committee Republicans released a redacted version of their final report from a year-long probe into Russia’s “multifaceted” influence operation, which accuses the intelligence community of “significant intelligence tradecraft failings” in determining that the Kremlin interfered in the 2016 election to help President Trump.

The report generally absolves Trump and his associates of wrongdoing, finding “no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded, coordinated, or conspired with the Russian government.” The report does, however, criticize both the Trump and Clinton campaigns for “poor judgment and ill-considered actions,” such as Trump campaign officials’ decision to meet with a Russian lawyer offering compromising information on Hillary Clinton in Trump Tower in June 2016.

It also criticizes the Obama administration for a “slow and inconsistent” response to mounting Russian threats.

House Intelligence Committee Democrats refused to endorse the report, claiming that the GOP intentionally steered the investigation away from scrutiny of the president as well as manipulating the interview schedule, refusing to issue subpoenas, and otherwise undermining the integrity of the probe, which they believe is still incomplete. ...

The House report delivers abundant new ammunition to President Trump, making an extensive case that allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin are unfounded. The report devotes an entire chapter to alleged campaign links with Russia, and proceeds to knock down many of the most damaging claims against the campaign or minimize the significance of the well-established interactions.
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Intelligence.house.gov: House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Report on RuSsian Active Measures
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The Trump team was so impressed with Nunes that, according to the transition official, it considered bringing him into the administration. A few weeks after the election, the congressman traveled to Trump Tower, where, according to transition officials, he and Trump discussed the possibility of his becoming the director of national intelligence and overseeing an ambitious reorganization of the intelligence community. But Trump ultimately decided to shelve those plans and appoint as director a less disruptive figure, Dan Coats, a former Indiana senator. Besides, with Pompeo leaving Capitol Hill for Langley, Trump’s circle believed that Nunes would be even more valuable to the administration if he remained in Congress, running the Intelligence Committee.
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Yahoo News
As House wraps up Russia inquiry, top Dem on Senate probe says there's no end in sight

The top Democrat on Senate Intelligence Committee says the panel has no timetable for wrapping up its ongoing investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and the Trump campaign’s contacts with the Kremlin.

“I would love to give you a timeline,” Sen. Mark Warner, D-Va., said during a special live video taping of Yahoo News’ Skullduggery podcast at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., on Friday. “But more important is we get it right.”

Warner, who serves as vice chairman of the committee alongside chairman Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., said that there are “literally more lines of inquiry today than there were eight or nine months ago.” The Senate probe, which began in 2017, is now in its 13th month.

His comments came on the same day the House Intelligence Committee announced the conclusion of its investigation into Russian election interference. The committee’s final report found there was no collusion with the Trump campaign to throw the election, although Russian operatives did use social media and hacking to disrupt and discredit the electoral process. Democrats on the committee said the findings — which had been announced in general terms earlier — were premature, and more witnesses should have been called.


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For those without Twitter access - Video of Rep Schiff on CNN saying there is an email discussing establishing a backchannel between the Trump campaign and Russia through the NRA.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:03 pm

All right!!!!!!


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Post by much ado » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:09 pm

I sure am glad we've got that behind us!


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