The U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice Department, State Department, Treasury Department and Energy Department.
In the 115th Congress the committee asked Obama administration senior officials in law enforcement, intelligence, and national security if they had any evidence that the 2016 Trump campaign actually colluded with Russia. Every single one, testifying under oath, said they did not. In public, however, they said the exact opposite. Their false statements to the national media carried weight because the public assumed, reasonably enough, that these former officials must have seen damning classified evidence. They hadn’t. Still, they spewed devastating anti-Trump messages the mainstream media was eager to broadcast. “Trump-Russia Collusion” was the liberal media's biggest story for the first three years of Donald Trump's presidency. And it wasn’t true.