>> A US Congressional Committee on Friday released its findings in an investigation into Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 US election. The House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee found Russia engaged in an information war against the US. But the Republican-dominated panel largely exonerated Donald Trump's presidential campaign of allegations of collusion with the Kremlin.
Trump seized on this.>> Yeah, we were honored, it was a great report. No collusion, which I knew anyway, no coordination, no nothing.>> The House Committee has been the scene of a bruising political battle over the Russia probe. The heavily redacted 243-page document released Friday hews closely to the Republican narrative.
At one point, it states that while Trump advisers may have sought help from Russian agents, nothing ultimately came from these efforts.>> Wikileaks, I love Wikileaks.>> It called Trump's praise for Wikileaks highly objectionable and inconsistent with US national security interests. It also faulted the Obama Administration for failing to properly respond to Russian efforts to subvert the election.
Democrats released their own findings in a separate minority report. It accuses Republicans of rushing to end the probe prematurely. And calls the report misleading and unsupported by the facts. Russia denies allegations it interfered in the election.