The Senate Intelligence Committee released its fifth and final report on the Russia Collusion Hoax investigation Tuesday. After more than three years of investigation, the bipartisan Committee found that there was no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump had colluded with the Russian government.
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), acting chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, summarized the results of the extensive investigation:
We can say, without any hesitation, that the Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 election.
What the Committee did find however is very troubling. We found irrefutable evidence of Russian meddling.
And we discovered deeply troubling actions taken by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, particularly their acceptance and willingness to rely on the ‘Steele Dossier’ without verifying its methodology or sourcing.”
Though Rubio confirmed that the committee found that Russia was seeking to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, he pointed out the “deeply troubling” actions taken by a US intelligence agency, the FBI, especially their use of the discredited and salacious so-called Steele Dossier — itself a piece of Russian disinformation — to spy on a Trump associate Carter Page, and by extension on the Trump campaign.
The Vice-Chair of the committee, Mark Warner (D-VA), presented an entirely different summary of the final report, seeking to smear President Trump. Warner admitted that the Senate investigation was more thorough than the Mueller investigation, but he still tried to dirty up the president with guilt by association, saying that the Russian government worked to get Trump elected.
At nearly 1,000 pages, Volume 5 stands as the most comprehensive examination of ties between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign to date – a breathtaking level of contacts between Trump officials and Russian government operatives that is a very real counterintelligence threat to our elections. I encourage all Americans to carefully review the documented evidence of the unprecedented and massive intervention campaign waged on behalf of then-candidate Donald Trump by Russians and their operatives and to reach their own independent conclusions.
Warner, in an act of misdirection, failed to mention that the Obama administration’s intelligence agencies did nothing to warn then-candidate Trump about the so-called “massive” Russian intervention campaign.
The real bombshell in the final report is that a US intelligence agency, not President Trump, is guilty of misconduct.
According to the Washington Examiner, Kevin Clinesmith, an FBI lawyer involved in the Hillary Clinton email investigation, the Mueller investigation, and the framing of President Trump in the FBI investigation, Crossfire Hurricane, pleaded guilty to falsifying documents used to obtain FISA warrants.
Clinesmith, who worked on the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server as well as on the FBI’s Crossfire Hurricane inquiry and special counsel Robert Mueller’s team during the Trump-Russia inquiry, admitted that he falsified a document during the bureau’s efforts to renew Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act authority to wiretap Carter Page, who had been a foreign policy adviser to now-President Trump’s 2016 campaign.