Senate Intel Chairman: 19 Months Into Investigation, Still ‘No Hard Evidence’ Of Collusion

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After 19 months of investigation, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr says he has seen “no hard evidence” of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Burr also cast doubt on the possibility that the investigation could still turn up evidence of a conspiracy, in a Wednesday interview on Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom.”

“Maybe we find something in the next several interviews that are evidence of collusion. I don’t think so with what we’ve seen,” the North Carolina Republican said.

“I can say as it relates to the Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that we have no hard evidence of collusion,” he continued, adding: “Now, we’re not over.”

Burr expects the investigation to wrap up by the end of the year and to issue a report three to six months later. (RELATED: House Intel Committee Releases Report Finding No Collusion)

“If you asked me when we started this 19 months ago would we be over today I would say ‘yes,'” he said. “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.”

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