Senate Intelligence Committee Has Found Zero Direct Evidence of Trump Campaign Colluding with Russia
News admitted on Tuesday that the Senate Intelligence Committee has
found zero direct evidence of the Trump campaign colluding with Russia.
The news will no doubt come as a great relief to the multiple Trump
associates who had their homes raided and were thrown in prison and
forced to plead guilty for made-up process crimes such as “lying to
congress” or “lying the FBI.”
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.
But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the
implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented between Trump associates
and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during and after Russian
intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking
hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on
“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. Richard Burr of North Carolina, the
Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said last week
in an interview with CBS News.
Burr was careful to note that more facts may yet be uncovered, but he also made clear that the investigation was nearing an end.
“We know we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel because there’re not
new questions that we’re searching for answers to,” Burr said.
Democratic Senate investigators who spoke to NBC News on condition of
anonymity did not dispute Burr’s characterizations, but said they
“We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, ‘Hey Vlad, we’re going to collude,” one Democratic aide said.
were never going to find any hard evidence, folks. All that talk of the
Trump camp “collusion,” “conspiracy” and “treason” with Russia didn’t
actually mean anything.