GOP member in the House Intelligence Committee contradicts their Report: ‘Russia tried to help Donald Trump’
House Intelligence Committee member Tom Rooney said “there is evidence” showing the Russians attempted to help Trump during the 2016 presidential election, he contradicts the draft report of his own panel.
Rooney told CNN “I certainly think there is evidence of that. I don’t know that necessarily there was a full-fledged campaign to do everything that they could to help elect Donald Trump,”
He also said “I think that their goal was chaos.”
Rooney further states “To say that we have seen or read evidence that says ‘we have to get Donald Trump in there,’ I don’t know that that’s true,”
CNN anchor noted that “the intelligence community had said” Moscow’s intention “was to hurt Hillary Clinton,” and that the Kremlin “wanted to help Republican candidate Donald Trump.”
Rooney replied “Yes, I believe there’s evidence of everything that you just said.”
Yesterday the House Intelligence Committee has announced that it had completed interrogating all its witnesses in its investigation into Russian meddling
The Committees draft report says Moscow sought chaos, not to boost one candidate over another
Their report contradicts the conclusions drawn from multiple U.S. intelligence agencies, which hold that Russia sought to help elect Trump. Democrats condemned the report and alleged that it’s for helping President Trump
DNC said in s statement “Instead of conducting an honest investigation, House Republicans chose to put partisanship over our national security and run a shameful interference campaign to give cover to Donald Trump,” the Democratic National Committee said in a statement.
Romney claimed the investigation was supposed to end because the committee was losing their credibility.
He said , We’ve gone completely off the rails and now we are just basically a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news,” “We’ve lost all credibility and we are going to issue probably two different reports, unfortunately.”