President Donald Trump tweeted a segment from MSNBC on Tuesday evening of NBC News’ Ken Dilanian saying the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found any evidence of Russian collision.
“After two years and interviewing more than 200 witnesses, the Senate Intelligence Committee has not uncovered any direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia, that’s according to sources on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle,” Dilanian said. (RELATED: Stone Indictment Undercuts Trump-Russia Collusion Narrative)
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 12, 2019
He added, “Careful viewers and readers will note that Sen. Richard Burr, the Chairman of the Intelligence Committee, who leads this probe essentially said that in an interview with another network last week. But what I’ve been doing since then is checking with my sources on the Democratic side to understand the full context of his remarks.”
According to Dilanian’s reporting, Democrats don’t dispute Burr’s summation of the case of collusion, but they say it “lacked context.”
“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 said in an interview with CBS last week, which Dilanian referenced.
Following that interview, Trump tweeted, “Not only did Senator Burr’s Committee find No Collusion by the Trump Campaign and Russia, it’s important because they interviewed 200 witnesses and 300,000 pages of documents, & the Committee has direct access to intelligence information that’s Classified.”