The Republican-led House Intelligence Committee ended its probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, releasing an initial finding that there was "no evidence of collusion, coordination, or conspiracy" between the Trump campaign and Russia.
"After more than a year, the Committee has finished its Russia investigation and will now work on completing our report," said committee chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., in a press release.
In a one-page report summary of a draft report of more than 150 pages, the committee breaks with the overall intelligence community's consensus that Russia's actions included disparaging then-candidate Hillary Clinton and supporting Donald Trump.
The summary said that the committee agreed with the intelligence community's prior judgments, "except with respect to [Russian President Vladimir] Putin's supposed preference for candidate Trump."
President Trump, who has repeatedly denied allegations that his campaign colluded with Russia, held up the Republican-led committee's findings as vindication.