The Senate Intelligence Committee released its annual report on Wednesday, revealing that at least four members of the Senate Intelligence committee have been using their power to secretly gather information on Americans since the 2016 presidential election.
The report, which covers the years 2017 through 2021, provides a detailed look at the tactics employed by Senate Democrats during that period.
The committee’s report does not include an exhaustive list of what Senate Democrats have been doing with their power, but it does list some of the key players.
The Senate Intelligence report says that while the majority of Senate Democrats used their position to gain information about individuals they were investigating, at least five Senate Democrats also used their political influence to do so.
The majority of the information gathered during that time was not shared with Congress or the public.
The Intelligence committee also found that at one point during the 2016 election cycle, the Senate’s Democratic leadership used their majority to get an anti-Trump ad produced, and it was distributed to members of Congress.
The ad depicted Trump as an antihero who “cannot protect” the American people and who is “unfit to serve.”
The ad was part of a campaign run by the Senate Democrats.
Senate Democrats said they used that ad to get them elected, though they later said the ad was intended to influence voters about Trump.
In addition, the Intelligence committee found that a number of Senate Republicans used their power in 2017 to get information about the Senate investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and the FBI’s investigation into Trump associates.
They used their powers to pressure the FBI to issue subpoenas and to seek documents, and to threaten to block the FBI investigation from going forward if the FBI did not make certain that any information it sought was turned over to them.
The Republicans also used a number to pressure Attorney General Jeff Sessions to recuse himself from any investigations into the Trump campaign, and they used their influence to keep Sessions on the job.
Sessions is now the U.S. attorney general.
The Democratic leaders, however, said that while they used those tactics, the committee did not find any evidence that any of them violated any law or policy.
“We have no evidence that the Democrats used this to intimidate, obstruct, or influence any investigators,” the Senate report said.
“The committee found no evidence of a pattern or practice of improper behavior by the committee, or that the Committee acted in a manner that would chill investigative activity.”
Democrats have been on the front lines of the investigation into Russia’s efforts to meddle in the election and the possible ties between Trump associates and Russian officials.
The Democratic National Committee has been the target of a criminal investigation by the Justice Department.
In 2016, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., introduced a resolution calling for a special prosecutor to investigate whether Trump associates colluded with the Russians to help elect President Donald Trump.
Graham also sponsored the Intelligence Authorization Act in 2017, which authorized the FBI, the Department of Justice, and the National Security Agency to collect information about any potential Russian involvement in the presidential election and to share that information with Congress.
Graham said at the time that the FBI had evidence that Trump associates had been communicating with Russians who had close ties to Russian intelligence.
“It’s not clear to me, though, if that information could have influenced the election, or if it could have been the basis for a criminal prosecution,” Graham told The Hill in May.