Mar 12, 2018 - Politics & Policy

House GOP declares no evidence of Russian collusion

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Rep. Mike Conaway speaks to media after a meeting with House GOP members. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Republican House Intelligence Committee members announced Monday that they've found no evidence of collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign, reports The New York Times.

Why it matters: The investigation by the committee ends "even as new evidence has emerged that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, is pursuing new lines of inquiry," the NYT says, and gives Republicans "a convenient talking point even before Mr. Mueller interviews the president and possibly other key witnesses."

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