Trump thanks biased Republican senator for claiming there’s no evidence of collusion


President Donald Trump declared vindication on Thursday night after Senate Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) claimed that there is no evidence of collusion so far after two years of investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 Election.

During an interview with CBS, Burr insisted that the evidence and witness testimony gathered by the committee up to now does not prove Trump colluded with Russia to win the election.

“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.

Burr’s remarks prompted Trump to immediately take to Twitter to gloat.

The problem is that Trump is celebrating something said by one of his closest allies in Congress who has resisted investigating collusion.

In fact, former special counsel and former Harvard Law professor Ryan Goodman explained at length why Burr’s history with Trump and his resistance to conducting a complete investigation makes him too biased to be trusted.

So, Burr broke his own rule about committee members not speaking to the press about the investigation, and it certainly sounds like Burr is acting like Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), who also went to great lengths to say Trump is cleared of collusion.

It should also be pointed out that the investigation continues, something attorney and professor Seth Abramson observed in response to Burr’s remarks, as well as that it’s likely the Senate Intelligence Committee may have worse news for Trump whenever they release a final report.

It could be that Burr is just lying or saving the truth for the finale, which could be awhile.

But whether Burr is covering for Trump or just telling Trump what he wants to hear until the final report comes out, what’s clear is that Trump is prematurely celebrating because Special Counsel Robert Mueller is still conducting an impartial investigation that will now be aided by House Democrats who intend to reopen the House investigations Republicans refused to complete. Seeing as how Mueller has a great track record, Trump should still be wetting his pants right now.

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