Burr Claims “No Hard Evidence of Collusion”
Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Sen Richard Burr, (R-NC) said on Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” that currently his investigation yielded “no hard evidence of collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Burr stated, “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. But the fact is that if this is all about collusion and our investigation encompasses more than collusion, that issue has not been finalized at all.”
He added, “If you asked me 19 months ago would we be over today, I would say yes. We found a lot of things we didn’t anticipate we would find. We’ve had to chase a lot of threads that needed to be chased. I hope to complete this at some point before the end of the year. It will take probably three to six months to write the final report. But we’ve been charged with making a determination as to what happened and conveying that with facts to the American people to let them make their minds up. I still intend to do that.”
He closed, “Maybe we find something in the next several interviews that are evidence of collusion. I don’t think so with what we’ve seen.”