The Home Intelligence Committee has completed interviewing witnesses as a part of its investigation into doable collusion between the Trump marketing campaign and Russia through the 2016 presidential race, a probable signal the probe is coming to an finish, according to reports.
Rep. Mike ConawayKenneth (Mike) Michael ConawayOvernight Cybersecurity: US, UK blame Russia for ‘notPetya’ attack | Bannon refuses to answer questions not pre-approved by White House | ‘Hack the Air Force’ yields 100 vulnerabilities Bannon interviewed by Mueller in past week: report Bannon refuses to answer questions not pre-approved by the White House MORE (R-Texas), who’s overseeing the panel’s investigation, is anticipated to announce on Monday that the committee will transfer on to writing its remaining report based mostly on the interviews, a supply informed CNN.
A spokesperson for Conaway declined to remark to the information outlet.
Democrats have beforehand stated that the Republican-led investigation was not as in depth as they might have appreciated and that extra witnesses wanted to be interviewed. They stated that the ultimate interviews had been rushed and the committee was too lenient in its questioning of witnesses.
Whereas the committee didn’t interview President TrumpDonald John TrumpAccuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE, it interviewed a few of his closest aides, together with former marketing campaign supervisor Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiJohn Kelly — like this whole White House — is done Dems flip seat in Florida state special election Lewandowski: Dems put strictly ‘partisan’ info in memo MORE, former chief strategist Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump Jr.Donald (Don) John TrumpTrump Jr. praises ‘spirit’ of poverty-stricken Indians: ‘Still a smile on a face’ State Dept. says it did not coordinate with Trump Jr. on India speech The Hill’s 12:30 Report MORE and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerKushner resisting giving up top access amid scrutiny over security clearances: report Kelly says he has ‘full confidence’ in Kushner on foreign policy White House: Security clearance review won’t affect Kushner MORE.
Relations between Democrats and Republicans on the Home panel have been fraught, with a lot of the highlight centering on tensions between committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesFive key takeaways from the Russian indictments Shepard Smith: New Mueller indictments prove Russia probe is ‘opposite of a hoax’ Schiff: ‘We’re very close to reaching an agreement’ with FBI on countermemo MORE (Calif.) and rating member Adam SchiffAdam Bennett SchiffGOP strategist confronts ex-Trump staffer: ‘I’m sick of you guys making excuses for him’ Shepard Smith goes after Trump for not condemning Russia in tweets Trump: Why didn’t Obama ‘do something about Russian meddling?’ MORE (D-Calif.). These partisan tensions got here to a head earlier this 12 months with the discharge of competing memos, one crafted by Republicans and the opposite by Democrats, regarding alleged surveillance abuses by the FBI and Justice Division.
In line with CNN, the committee is anticipated to provide two reviews: a Republican one arguing that no proof of collusion was discovered, and a Democratic one making the case for doable collusion and calling for additional investigation.
The Senate Intelligence Committee and particular counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE are presently finishing up their very own separate investigations into Russian meddling and doable collusion through the 2016 election.