Lieu: House Intel's Russian Federation investigation a 'big waste of time'

Posted April 30, 2018

The report largely confirms the findings of US intelligence agencies that Russian Federation was assessed to be responsible for cyberattacks on USA political institutions, including the hack of the Democratic National Committee's emails.

Democrats on the committee were not in favor of ending the investigation, saying the conclusion reached in the report is premature.

His "periodic praise for and communications with Wikileaks, a hostile foreign organization", was "highly objectionable" and "inconsistent", the report states.

Schiff called on the committee to publicly release the transcripts from dozens of interviews with key witnesses, saying the public should be able to judge the evidence gathered by the committee.

Shortly after the report was released, Trump heralded it on Twitter and called for the investigations to end. Republicans announced the main findings last month, concluding there was no coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation.

The one thing both Republicans and Democrats do agree on is that Russian Federation is likely to run interference campaigns in this year's midterm election- and the USA needs to do more to strengthen cyber-security.

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Hours beforehand he wrote: 'Just Out: House Intelligence Committee Report released.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) said on Saturday that the House Intelligence Committee's now-defunct investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 presidential election may have been a "waste of time".

The House Intelligence Committee announced the end of its work on the report on March 12, and was ready to release it, but the document was then studied by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and CIA for about a month, which resulted in heavy redactions.

"If the accusations against Manafort are true, he should have never served as a senior official with a campaign for the US presidency, much less campaign chairman or manager", the report said.

The GOP-authored report marks the close of its investigation, which began with bipartisan promise but ultimately succumbed to factional squabbling.

Trump said no one has been as tough as him as the Russians.

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Entire pages of the report are blacked out, but committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he hopes a less redacted version might become available later.

At the start of 2018, Nunes and the committee's Republican staff crafted a memo revealing details of the FBI's surveillance of former Trump campaign aide Carter Page.

The committee urged intelligence officials to immediately alert presidential candidates when they discover "legitimate" threats to the campaign.

It also said Congress should consider revising the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to include "malicious global cyber actors".

Additionally, the committee recommended the executive branch "crack down" on leaks by conducting polygraphs of certain employees with top secret clearances.

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