Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee reached an opposite conclusion Monday from the intelligence community they oversee, announcing that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not trying to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election.
The Republicans also said they found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia and that they are shutting down their yearlong investigation.
Their viewpoint — which perfectly aligns with Trump’s view on election meddling — will be met with sharp disagreement by Democrats and is bound to inflame partisan tensions on a committee that’s been beleaguered by partisanship throughout its Russia probe.
Trump seized on the news Monday evening, tweeting about it in all capital letters.
How about we put this in ‘all capital letters: DONALD TRUMP IS A TRAITOR TO AMERICA.