Chuck Todd Grills Conaway on House Intel Probe: How Can You Definitively Say No Collusion?

Chuck Todd confronted top House Intel Committee Republican Mike Conaway on the committee’s Russia probe ending when there are still loose ends to tie up. They first addressed Andrew McCabe, who testified before the committee. Todd asked Conaway if he felt McCabe was forthcoming. Conaway said, “To the extent that we knew it. But if that proves to be incorrect then that was a bad judgment on my part.” Todd directly asked, “Did he back up Comey’s contention that he was fired because of the Russia probe?” Conaway responded, “It’s been a while since I sat through that, that testimony. I haven’t had read it recently. We were focused not so much on that as the––because that feeds into the collusion issue. And, and our committee doesn’t––was not charged with answering the collusion idea. So we really weren’t focused on that direction.” As for the committee’s Continue reading "Chuck Todd Grills Conaway on House Intel Probe: How Can You Definitively Say No Collusion?"

House Intel Committee Announces End of Interviews; Top Republican Says No Evidence of Collusion

The House Intelligence Committee has reached a verdict that there was “no evidence of collusion, coordination or conspiracy” between Donald Trump‘s campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 election. Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX), one of the top Republicans on the committee, spoke to John Roberts on Fox News shortly after the news broke. The congressman confirmed that the committee will soon release a final report, which reportedly states there is no definite evidence of collusion despite some “bad judgment, inappropriate meetings” involved with Russian officials. We found no reason to think there is something we are missing in this regard,” Conaway said. “We have talked to everybody we feel we need to talk to.” When asked whether Robert Mueller will come to a different conclusion with his special counsel investigation, Conaway said he thought his investigation was thorough. The congressman also brushed off criticisms from those who Continue reading "House Intel Committee Announces End of Interviews; Top Republican Says No Evidence of Collusion"

James Comey: Our Analysts Assessed the Russians Wanted Trump to Win the Election

At today’s House Intelligence hearing, FBI Director James Comey acknowledged that the FBI had assessed that the Russian government wanted Donald Trump to win the election. While questioning Comey on Russia’s preference between Trump and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) attempted to use his wife’s love of the Texas Tech Red Raiders as an analogy for rooting interests, stating that his wife automatically roots against anyone that plays her favorite team. This seemed to be a way to discern if Russian President Vladimir Putin merely hated Clinton or if he also liked Trump. “It’s based on more than that, but part of it is — we’re not going to get into the details of it — but part of is the logic,” Comey noted. “Whoever the Red Raiders are playing, you want the Red Raiders to win, by definition you want Continue reading "James Comey: Our Analysts Assessed the Russians Wanted Trump to Win the Election"