As the Senate and special counsel’s investigation into allegations of Russian collusion are reportedly wrapping-up in the near future; House Democrats are preparing to launch another “vast” probe into President Trump’s personal and business finances.
“Mueller is just the beginning. House Democrats plan a vast probe of President Trump and Russia — with a heavy focus on money laundering — that will include multiple committees and dramatic public hearings, and could last into 2020,” writes Axios.
“The aggressive plans were outlined yesterday by a Democratic member of Congress at a roundtable for Washington reporters. The member said Congress plans interviews with new witnesses, and may go back to earlier witnesses who ‘stonewalled’ under the Republican majority,” adds the report.
The news comes just hours after Republicans and Democrats on the Senate Intel Committee confirmed they’ve seen “no direct evidence” the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian officials during the 2016 presidential election.
Read the full report here.
Senate Intel Committee Finds ‘No Direct Evidence’ of Russia-Trump Collusion
The Senate Intelligence Committee has found “no direct evidence” of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to a stunning new report from NBC News.
“After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee,” reports NBC.
“We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, ‘Hey Vlad, we’re going to collude,'” one Democratic aide told NBC News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: President Trump Reacts to Senate Intel Chair’s ‘No Collusion’ Comments
President Trump weighed-in on the Senate Intel Chairman’s recent “no collusion” remarks Friday; saying his comments are “important” because the committee’s “interviewed 200 witnesses” and reviewed “300,000 pages of documents.”
“Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified,” tweeted the President.
Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified. @GreggJarrett
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019
“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” said Sen. Barr this week.