GOP House intel committee concludes Putin didn't try to help Trump win in 2016
US President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany, on July 7, 2017 (AFP)

In their investigation into Russian inference during the 2016 presidential election, Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have reached the conclusion there is “no evidence” of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Russian government, CNN’s Manu Raju reports.

The GOP leaders also “contend that evidence does not support” the assessment by the U.S. intelligence community that Russia—at the urging of Vladimir Putin—tried to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

House Intelligence Committee Republicans on Monday announced they’ve concluded the interview portion of their Russia investigation and are moving to conclude the probe.