Fascinating little nugget. As we’ve noted at various points, the results of the counter-intelligence part of probe is if anything more important that the criminal part of it. It goes into potential compromise or what influence Russia might have over the President or members of his entourage. Politico reporters went to ask House Republicans today what they expected from that part of the report, which the FBI says it is ready to brief Congress on. Turns out they’re not really interested weirdly enough!
Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT): “We’ve seen the four-page synopsis. Do you think there would be issues of counterintelligence that would not be highlighted? He would not have been so definitive … if there had been any ambiguity.”
Rep. Peter King (R-NY): “If there had been collusion at the counterintelligence level, then certainly he couldn’t have said there was no collusion.”