Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr rarely talks about the Russia probe. This Senate Committee has definitely low profile when compared to the contentious fireworks that were always erupting among the House Intelligence Committee members. Burr and his counterpart, Virginia Sen. Mark Warner, have managed to maintain a working tone throughout their hearings. That may be coming to an end. Soon reports will be written about the Obama administration’s role as well as the Russian efforts through social media. Things are predicted to get tough.
As Written and Reported on by the Associated Press:
In an exclusive interview with The Associated Press, the North Carolina Republican opened up about the investigation that has now consumed 19 months of his life. He says it has been “frustrating as hell” and much more difficult than he originally envisioned. But he says the integrity of the investigation — and its importance to the institution of the Senate — is something he has labored to protect.
“Nothing in this town stays classified or secret forever,” Burr said. “And at some point somebody’s going to go back and do a review. And I’d love not to be the one that chaired the committee when somebody says, ‘well, boy, you missed this.’ So we’ve tried to be pretty thorough in how we’ve done it.”
Burr said there is “no factual evidence today that we’ve received” on collusion or conspiracy between Russia and President Donald Trump’s campaign. But he said he’s still open on the issue and hasn’t personally come to any final conclusions, since the investigation isn’t finished.
The Senate investigation is the last bipartisan congressional probe of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and connections to …….
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