The House Intelligence Committee on Friday released is highly anticipated and highly redacted report on Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election. The committee voted along party lines in March to release its controversial, Republican-authored report, wrapping up a yearlong investigation that was filled with contentious panel infighting.
Rep. Mike Conway (R-Texas), the top Republican on the committee leading the investigation, announced the report’s release while expressing profound disappointment at how much of the report was redacted by the intelligence community.
“Today, HPSCI (the House Intelligence Committee) is able to release a declassified version of our report on the Russia Investigation. With the public release of this report, the American people will have the opportunity to access the information used to draw the conclusions found in last month’s findings and recommendations,” Conaway said in a statement.
“However, I am extremely disappointed with the overzealous redactions made by the IC. Many of the redactions include information that is publicly available, such as witness names and information previously declassified,” he added.