No Evidence of Collusion

Trump, meanwhile, has continued to deny any collusion between his campaign and Russian Federation for the objective of targeting Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton and benefiting of his campaign. "We've talked to everybody we think we need to talk to", Mr Conaway said in an interview on Fox News Channel. "We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings". Conaway said that meeting "shouldn't have happened, no doubt about that".

A draft summary of what the Republicans say will ultimately be a final report agrees with assessments by US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation conducted cyberattacks on American political institutions and sought to sow discord through social media, but not with their conclusion that the campaign was carried out to help Trump. Democrats will say that the committee has not interviewed all relevant witnesses and that more subpoenas should be issued to find out whether collusion occurred. They included key figures like Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon, but Democrats have argued that those witnesses failed to fully provide documents or answer important questions.

"We will now be moving into the next phase of this investigation, working with the minority on a report to give the American people answers to the questions they've been asking for over a year", Conaway said in a statement.

Democrats and Republicans on the committee have interviewed the same 73 witnesses and viewed the same 300,000-plus documents, according to a tally Republicans released Monday.

They conclude that Russian Federation did interfere with our elections, and are rolling out several recommendations moving forward.

Democrats on the panel are likely to create their own report as a response - again following a similar political strategy as they did with the FISA memos.

The investigation had made little forward progress since December, committee members said. The GOP majority is releasing a report that will declare no collusion took place between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign.

"I don't know anyone who suggests any longer that the president is guilty of collusion".

This outcome was completely predictable from the outset, when the committee's chairman, Devin Nunes, snuck off to the White House late at night to produce an explosive but eventually debunked charge that Trump had been the victim of nefarious "unmasking" by Obama officials in 2016.

Several Republicans on the panel have been signaling for several weeks now that they're ready for the Russian Federation investigation to wrap up, arguing that Democrats are trying to extend the probe into the campaign season.

Republicans are expected to assert that collusion did not occur, according to CNN.

On Monday, Schiff excoriated House Republicans for ending the panel's probe before Mueller's team or the other congressional panels looking at Russian interference have finished their work.

It also contradicts the preliminary findings of committee Democrats like ranking member Adam Schiff, D-Calif., who told reporters last month that based on what he had seen, there was "ample evidence" of collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Committee aides said they spent hundreds of hours reviewing raw source material used by the intelligence services to make that claim and that it did not meet the appropriate standards. Once Manafort was indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, the committee decided not to call him for an interview.