“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,” NBC reported on Tuesday.
Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) told the outlet that the committee is reaching the end of its investigation: “We know we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel because there’re not new questions that we’re searching for answers to.”
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
As of just last week, however, the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives has announced its own investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign and potential illegal ties to Russia therein—and even “beyond”:
“House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff announced Wednesday a broad investigation his committee would undertake ‘beyond Russia’ into whether President Donald Trump’s financial interests are driving his actions,” CNN reported.
“In a statement, Schiff said the investigation would include a continued probe into Russia’s actions during the 2016 election and contacts between the Russia and Trump’s team, as well as an examination of ‘whether any foreign actor has sought to compromise or holds leverage, financial or otherwise, over Donald Trump, his family, his business, or his associates.'”