President Trump is being dragged and slapped around the internet for “loudly” celebrating the Republican-majority House Intelligence Committee’s conclusions on its probe into Russian election meddling after the panel said it found no evidence of collusion with the Trump campaign.
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-Texas), who is overseeing the Russia investigation, told reporters on Monday that Intel Committee is shutting down its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, claiming that “there was no collusion found.”
“We found perhaps some bad judgment, inappropriate meetings, inappropriate judgment in taking meetings — but only Tom Clancy could take this series of inadvertent contacts, meetings, whatever, and weave that into some sort of a spy thriller that could go out there,” Conaway said.
A draft of that roughly 150-page report, which says there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia, will be available to Democrats on the committee on Tuesday.
The document contradicts the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment that Russian President Vladimir Putin favored Trump during the campaign.
The committee’s top Democrat, Rep. Adam Schiff (Calif.), ripped the decision to end the investigation.
“While the Majority members of our committee have indicated for some time that they have been under great pressure to end the investigation, it is nonetheless another tragic milestone for this Congress, and represents yet another capitulation to the executive branch,” Schiff said in a statement.
Internet users also blasted the president and his Republican allies in their response to Trump’s tweet:
THE HOUSE INTELLIGENCE COMMITTEE HAS, AFTER A 14 MONTH LONG IN-DEPTH INVESTIGATION, FOUND NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION OR COORDINATION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA TO INFLUENCE THE 2016 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 13, 2018
No, the Republicans, ignoring various facts & not entertaining all possible interviews, decided that they could end the investigation on their terms. Standard political ass covering bullshit.
— Dick G (@dikgee) March 13, 2018
Oh boy! Who’s being indicted tomorrow??
— Suzanne Sanders (@Huskersue66) March 13, 2018
A bunch of Repub politicians find you not guilty? Each one of them will be stained forever….
— JimmyR 🌅 (@Aleft1) March 13, 2018
Will you just shut up? And why are you yelling!?!!!
— lipkin22 (@lipkinlip) March 13, 2018
Your caps lock is on, moron.
— Sean Jordan (@BaySean) March 13, 2018
Putting it in all caps doesn’t make it true, dotard.
— djkocisi politics (@djkocisi2) March 13, 2018
Somebody is excited! pic.twitter.com/JkiKFPF8Wh
— Michael (@CardinalBiggles) March 13, 2018
Don't worry. Mueller is still on the case.
— MJG ⛳️ (@MJGWrites) March 13, 2018
WEAKEST President ever! Report is a sham.
— Eric (@Eric12144176) March 13, 2018
BECAUSE THEY ARE PROTECTING YOUR DUMBASS!! NUNES IS A TRAITOR!
— nomadofwaves (@nomadofwaves) March 13, 2018
Quit screaming, bozo. Everyone knows the GOP House is a joke.
— Dee (@Msdmurph) March 13, 2018
NO ONE CARES ABOUT THE NUNES’ INVESTIGATION! NO ONE BELIEVES A WORD FROM HIM! NO ONE TRUST HIM. DON’T ACT LIKE THIS IS NEWS. IT‘S NOT & WE ALREADY KNEW NUNES IS A WASTE OF TAX PAYERS’ MONEY!
YOU ALL ARE A BUNCH OF TREASONOUS TRAITORS! GET OUT OF OUR WHITE HOUSE, PUTIN LOVERS!😡
— 𝔻𝕖𝕖𝕡 𝕊𝕥𝕒𝕥𝕖 Mmmm😋🙃 (@Diztract) March 13, 2018
— Pat Roach (@patjroach55) March 13, 2018
Ahahaha. Mueller has the goods. The walls are closing in old man.
— pamm fair (@PammFair) March 13, 2018
It’s a coverup for you, dude! We all know this.
— Susan Golden🐬 (@susangolden774) March 13, 2018
Lol! You can hang that letter on the wall of your prison cell right next to your favorite pic of Ivanka.
— Patrick Brodnax (@pbrodnax) March 13, 2018
We are Laughing Out Loud.
Did you pay them what you paid Stormy (by the way, don't miss her 60 Minutes interview)
Don't worry, you won't have to worry much longer…hint: start packing#TrumpRussia #MuellerTime
VOTE @ConorLambPA #VoteConorLambPA18
— Brenda Ellison (@Freeda2017) March 13, 2018
— 🇺🇸 Miss Nana (@SunShinesToday1) March 13, 2018
DOESN'T MAKE IT TRUE. JUST MAKES THEM STUPID. THEY HAVE A HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING EVIDENCE.
— sandra vena (@flamingonites) March 13, 2018
Oh yeah, because you and @DevinNunes are SOOOOOO believable lol.
Manafort ratted you out.
Gates ratted you out.
Papadopoulos ratted you out.
Nunberg ratted you out.
Sater ratted you out.
You're toast. pic.twitter.com/JD4C4xH944
— 🖕🏳️🌈Liberally👱♀️Blonde🏳️🌈🖕 (@Lady_Sisyphus22) March 13, 2018
You don’t believe that yourself. pic.twitter.com/vAquM4Ilhl
— Merrick Malone (@Avlator4Life) March 13, 2018