Senate Intel Panel Found ‘Absolutely No Evidence’ of Collusion, Faced Roadblocks in Probe of Steele Dossier

The Senate Intelligence Committee said that the special counsel’s office refused to provide information regarding the Steele dossier, and that the author of the salacious document “repeatedly” refused requests for an interview.

by Chuck Ross

The Senate Intelligence Committee said in a long-awaited report released Tuesday that there was no evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government to influence the 2016, affirming the findings of other investigations into a possible Trump-Kremlin conspiracy.

The report, which clocks in at 966 pages, also offered a scathing assessment of the FBI’s handling of the Steele dossier, which was a key document in the Trump-Russia collusion conspiracy theory.

“The FBI gave the Steele Dossier unjustified credence, based on an incomplete understanding of Steele’s past reporting record,” the report says.

“The Committee found that, within the FBI, the dossier was given a veneer of credibility by lax procedures and layered misunderstandings.”

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