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'They have found NO COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA!': Trump again touts GOP panel findings on Russia probe after complaining media ignored them

  • President Trump again touted the findings of Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Chairman Richard Burr said his panel has yet to find evidence of collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russia 
  • Trump raged about the conclusion in a tweet filled with capital letters after complaining the media wasn't covering Burr's findings in enough detail 
  • Burr gave a long interview to CBS News on Thursday 
  • 'If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion,' he said

By Emily Goodin, U.s. Political Reporter For Dailymail.com

Published: 08:44 EST, 10 February 2019 | Updated: 10:12 EST, 10 February 2019

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President Donald Trump again touted the findings of Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr, who said his panel has yet to find evidence of collusion between the president's 2016 campaign and Russia.

The president raged about the conclusion in a tweet filled with capital letters after complaining the media wasn't covering Burr's findings in enough detail.  

'Senator Richard Burr, The Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, just announced that after almost two years, more than two hundred interviews, and thousands of documents, they have found NO COLLUSION BETWEEN TRUMP AND RUSSIA! Is anybody really surprised by this?,' he tweeted on Sunday. 

President Trump again touted the findings of Senate Intelligence Committee
President Trump again touted the findings of Senate Intelligence Committee

President Trump again touted the findings of Senate Intelligence Committee

Trump raged about the conclusion in a tweet filled with capital letters after complaining the media wasn't covering Burr's findings in enough detail
Trump raged about the conclusion in a tweet filled with capital letters after complaining the media wasn't covering Burr's findings in enough detail

Trump raged about the conclusion in a tweet filled with capital letters after complaining the media wasn't covering Burr's findings in enough detail

Trump first touted the findings last week after Burr, a Republican senator from North Carolina, gave a long interview to CBS News on Thursday where he said his committee staff has worked for two years, interviewed more than 200 witnesses from multiple countries and reviewed over 300,000 pages. 

'Based on the evidence to date,' Burr said his panel could not definitively say there was collusion between Trump and the Russians.

'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 told CBS.

The senator was not officially declaring no collusion between Trump and Russia. He qualified his remarks by saying it was based on 'evidence to date.'

He also told CBS his panel has a long ways to go in its probe and said the implications of the committee's findings could occupy lawmakers for the next decade. 

Burr said the committee has not begun drafting its final report. And he could not say how much of that final report would be declassified. 

 The Senate Intelligence Committee is among several congressional panels investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election, along with the special counsel's office, which operates out of the Justice Department.

The House Intelligence Committee's probe was closed last year when the panel was under Republican control. But with Democrats now in charge, the committee has announced it will reopen its investigation. 

President Trump has long denied collusion and has blasted the special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation as a 'witch hunt.' 

Moscow also has denied interference even though U.S. intelligence agency have concluded it meddled in the race between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr gave a long interview to CBS News on Thursday where he said: 'If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion'
Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr gave a long interview to CBS News on Thursday where he said: 'If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion'

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr gave a long interview to CBS News on Thursday where he said: 'If we write a report based upon the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion'

Burr's panel also is examining whether former President Barack Obama did enough to follow up on official government reporting of Russian election interference.

Burr told CBS the committee is 'close to pushing out the door' an assessment of the Obama administration's response, saying it would be ready in a 'matter of weeks.' 

Trump complained Friday the 'mainstream media' has paid little attention to Burr's assertion.

'The mainstream media has refused to cover the fact that the head of the VERY important Senate Intelligence Committee, after two years of intensive study and access to Intelligence that only they could get, just stated that they have found NO COLLUSION between 'Trump' & Russia,' Trump tweeted.

Trump spent the better part of an hour complaining about the probes on Friday morning, when he had little else to do, according to his public schedule, than rage at the television.

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