In a counterpoint to a sharply-critical report issued by House Republicans Thursday morning, House Democrats released findings from their own separate inquiry into flawed intelligence assessments prepared by the U.S. Central Command, and concluded while those assessments were overly optimistic, they were not politicized.

"We found no evidence of politicization of intelligence in this case," said Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "Nor did we — or the majority — find any evidence that the White House requested to, or in any manner attempted to, have the intelligence analysis conform to any preset or political narrative."

The Democrats' report did concur with the Republican investigation on one central point, which is that the intelligence process followed by Central Command did "produce more optimistic tactical assessments of [Iraqi Security Force] strength relative to [the Islamic State's]."

The conclusions of the House Democrats, like those of the Republicans, are preliminary pending the outcome of the Pentagon's own investigation from the Defense Department's inspector general, which is not yet complete.

The Democrats blamed the rosy assessments between 2014 and 2015 on what it called an "overly insular process," which it said "at times deviated from analytical best practices."

And the report said the process "insufficiently accommodated dissenting views," which "negatively influenced the morale of CENTCOM analysts."

But it found no evidence the flawed process was designed to advance a particular policy or political narrative, or that it was driven by "actors above or outside of the leadership of CENTCOM's intelligence directorate."

The Democrats' report also concludes that neither the principal whistleblower in the case, nor any other whistleblowers or analysts at CENTCOM, has been retaliated against.