The bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee announced on Feb. 12, 2019, that they were unable to uncover evidence that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia into the 2016 election.
Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee said last week on CBS News:
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.
Burr also stated that more facts might be found. He also reported the investigation was almost completed.
A Democratic Senate investigator spoke with NBC News did not disagree with Burr, but they lacked context. He stated:
We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, Hey Vlad, we’re going to collude.
House Republicans announced last year they were unable to find evidence of collusion, which resulted in immediate criticism by Senate Democrats who had been excluded from the investigation.
House Democrats who are now in power announced they would investigate past the 2016 election to determine if any foreign government financially influenced Trump. New York prosecutors are investigating criminal activity by Trump regarding payments to women as hush money.
Written by Barbara Sobel
Edited by Cathy Milne-Ware
NBC News: Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia
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