"'No evidence" that the Trump Campaign "colluded, coordinated or conspired with Russia, '" Trump tweeted.
The report caps an investigation that started with the promise of bipartisanship, but quickly transformed into an acrimonious battle between Democrats and Republicans over Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and whether there were any connections with the Trump campaign.
Entire pages of the report are blacked out, but committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said he hopes a less redacted version might become available later.
Trump praised the document on Twitter soon after it was released, highlighting the Clinton mention and lobbing an attack at other ongoing investigations of potential collusion with Russian Federation. A total Witch Hunt!
Republican Mike Conaway called on intelligence officials to clear the committee to release more information from the report that was deemed classified. The probe, they insisted, is not over yet. "For instance, the Committee has not received from the Trump campaign and transition all correspondence to and from George Papadopoulos, Carter Page, and other key persons of interest, thereby making it impossible to determine whether the Committee has reviewed the complete universe of relevant correspondence".
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee released their concluding report on the Russian Federation investigation, prompting Democrats to respond with a 98-page reply criticizing their findings.
Donald Trump Jr. and Trump campaign officials' decision to meet with a Russian lawyer offering dirt on Hillary Clinton was "poor judgment", the GOP report says - but it was not evidence of collusion.
Trump said he was "honored" by the report, arguing that it "forcefully" highlighted the need for an investigation into the Clinton campaign and Russian Federation.
Moscow interfered in the elections with the help of cyber attacks, social networks, intermediaries and the state media. After the report was released, he wrote on Twitter: "House Intelligence Committee Report released. Numerous redactions include information that is publicly available, such as witness names and information previously declassified", Rep. Mike Conaway, R-Texas, the leader of the investigation said in a statement.
Democrats slammed the report.
Then, the committee criticized Trump's shows of support for Wikileaks.
"And, perhaps most troubling, we now know more information about the nefarious role the Clinton campaign and Obama intelligence officials appeared to have played in using the "salacious and unverified" Russian dossier to both spy on the Trump campaign and to leak unfounded allegations to the media", Meadows said. He said numerous blacked out details include information already public such as witness names and previously declassified information.
"Someone has got to do the investigation we were charged with doing", Representative Adam Schiff (Democrat-California), ranking Democrat on the committee, said on Friday.