The Senate Intelligence Committee has found “no direct evidence” of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to interfere in the 2016 presidential election, according to a stunning new report from NBC News.
“After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigation into the 2016 election, having uncovered no direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, according to both Democrats and Republicans on the committee,” reports NBC.
“We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, ‘Hey Vlad, we’re going to collude,'” one Democratic aide told NBC News.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: President Trump Reacts to Senate Intel Chair’s ‘No Collusion’ Comments
President Trump weighed-in on the Senate Intel Chairman’s recent “no collusion” remarks Friday; saying his comments are “important” because the committee’s “interviewed 200 witnesses” and reviewed “300,000 pages of documents.”
“Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified,” tweeted the President.
Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified. @GreggJarrett
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2019
“If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don’t have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia,” said Sen. Barr this week.
COLLUSION COLLAPSE: Senate Intel Chairman Says ‘NO EVIDENCE’ of Trump-Russia Collusion
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr threw more cold water on Robert Mueller’s year-long investigation into Russian collusion Wednesday, saying his panel has found “no hard evidence” of the Trump campaign coordinating with the Kremlin.
Sen. Burr was speaking with Fox News when he was pressed on whether his committee has seen intelligence relating to Russian election meddling and President Trump.
“I can say, as it relates to the Senate Intelligence Committee Investigation, that we have NO hard evidence of Collusion.” Richard Burr (R-NC) Senate Intelligence Committee, Chairman
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 12, 2018
“I can say as it relates to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that we have no hard evidence of collusion. Now, we’re not over. That leaves the opportunity that we might find something that we don’t have today,” said Burr.
“We found a lot of things we didn’t anticipate that we would find. We’ve had to chase a lot of threads that needed to be chased,” he added.