>> There's been no collusion. No collusion. No collusion whatsoever.>> Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee on Monday said they have found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. Representative Mike Conoway of Texas, the senior Republican member on the GOP controlled committee.
So, the panel had finished conducting interviews in its investigation into Russian election meddling, and would being work on a report of the probe. The Democrats in Congress argue the probe is far from over, with Representative Adam Schiff, the panels ranking Democrat, saying last week that there were dozens more witnesses who should be called before the committee.
Democrats have accused Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee of protecting Trump and his associates. The committee's chairman Devin has recused himself from the House investigation last April after allegations he had disclosed classified information to provide cover to Trump. The House Ethics Committee later cleared him of those charges.
>> There has been no collusion.>> Meanwhile the special council's investigation is expanding. And two committees in the senate, the judiciary and the intelligence panels, are pressing on with their probes. Back at the lower chamber of congress, more than two thirds of house democrats signed a letter seen by reuters earlier on Monday, strongly urging President Trump to enact sanctions on Russia in response to the Kremlin's interference in the 2016 election.
The director of National Intelligence said in a hearing last Tuesday that the Treasury Department could announce those sanctions as soon as this week.>> Russia influenced operations.