The House Intelligence Committee, led by one of President Donald Trump's closest supporters in the House, ended its probe of the 2016 election Friday, saying it found no evidence of collusion between candidate Trump and Russia.
The final report reiterated the findings and conclusions made public last month by the committee's Republican majority.
The committee found that there was "no evidence" of coordination between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and the Kremlin. The summary also said that the committee agreed with a number of the intelligence community's prior judgments on the matter, "except with respect to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's supposed preference for candidate Trump."
The March report received a strong response from the Democratic minority, including ranking member Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who said the probe had been shut down too early.
Committee Democrats, Schiff said at the time, would continue to investigate with or without the Republican majority.
In a statement shortly following the Friday release, Schiff slammed his Republican colleagues for choosing "not to seriously investigate — or even see, when in plain sight — evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, instead adopting the role of defense counsel for key investigation witnesses."https://www.cnbc.com/2018/04/27/house-intel-panel-releases-final-re...