House Intelligence Committee publishes its report on ‘Russiagate’: ‘No evidence of collusion’

House Intelligence Committee publishes its report on ‘Russiagate’: ‘No evidence of collusion’
House Intel Committee chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA). (Image: Screen grab of Wochit video, YouTube)

As Fox reported a couple of hours ago, the House Intelligence Committee has now posted its final report on “Russian Active Measures” in the 2016 election, and concluded that there was no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

In the interest of getting a link up for you, I’ll post this now and add sprightly and insightful commentary later.  The Democrats have reportedly published a rebuttal, which I’ll get you a link for shortly.

*UPDATE*: The Democrats’ summary of minority views.  I note that apparently, the Democrats avoided including any material that had to be redacted.  There are redacted portions in the Committee report, due to classification of the information (the overall document was originally Top Secret) and the classification review prior to public posting.

I did see moments ago that the report says James Clapper is the individual who gave CNN the Steele dossier.  Although we know that David Corn of Mother Jones and Michael Isikoff at Yahoo! had already been briefed extensively on the dossier (by Steele and/or Glenn Simpson, in September/October 2016), and that BuzzFeed published the dossier first (on 10 January 2017), it matters who passed it to CNN because James Comey made CNN’s possession of it his reason for briefing Trump on the especially salacious portions in early January 2017.

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Apparently, the brief to Trump indeed looks very much like a put-up job.  He wasn’t being briefed defensively.  He was being briefed to pave the way for publication of the dossier.

Developing story.  More to come.

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer

J.E. Dyer is a retired Naval Intelligence officer who lives in Southern California, blogging as The Optimistic Conservative for domestic tranquility and world peace. Her articles have appeared at Hot Air, Commentary’s Contentions, Patheos, The Daily Caller, The Jewish Press, and The Weekly Standard.


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