‘We’ve lost all credibility’: GOP House intel member contradicts his own party’s Russia probe conclusion

House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Tom Rooney (R-FL) on Monday admitted his panel has “lost all credibility” after waffling on whether to not he accepts his party’s conclusions on the Russia probe.

GOP committee members on Monday released a draft report from the year-long Russia probe that insisted there’s no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia—and challenges the intelligence community’s assessment that Vladimir Putin interfered in the 2016 election to help Trump.

Rooney was speaking with CNN’s Erin Burnett, at first appearing to contradict the GOP’s conclusion that Putin did not want to help Trump.

“I don’t know that necessarily there was a full fledged campaign to do everything they could to help elect Donald Trump,” Rooney said. “I think their goal was chaos. To say that we have seen a red evidence or say. ‘We got to get Donald Trump in there,’ I don’t know that’s true.”

“Why would you end the investigation now?” Burnett asked. “It sounds like there’s disagreement between Republicans on your committee … why are you all ending it?”

“Two things: From what I said last week is we have gone off the rails and now we’re a political forum for people to leak information to drive the day’s news. We have lost all credibility and we’re going to issue probably two different reports.”

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