Trump Celebrates Senate Committee Finding 'NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION,' Gives Rare Thanks to MSNBC

President Donald Trump reported Wednesday that the Senate Intelligence Committee has found no evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential election.

“The Senate Intelligence Committee: THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!” the president tweeted.

Trump also gave a big “Thank you” to MSNBC for its reporting on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s findings.

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“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,” MSNBC correspondent Ken Dilanian said on the network on Tuesday night.

“That’s according to sources on both the Republican and the Democratic side of the aisle,” he said.

Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr of North Carolina told NBC News on Tuesday, “There is no factual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

In an interview with CBS News late last week, the Republican senator said, “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.”

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“We know we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel because there’re not new questions that we’re searching for answers to,” the Republican senator added.

Intelligence Committee ranking member Democratic Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia disagrees with Burr’s characterization of the evidence the panel has uncovered, but declined to offer his own assessment regarding the issue of collusion, according to NBC News.

“I’m not going to get into any conclusions I have,” he told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, before adding that “there’s never been a campaign in American history … that people affiliated with the campaign had as many ties with Russia as the Trump campaign did.”

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At a rally in El Paso, Texas, on Monday, Trump described the notion of his campaign’s alleged collusion with Russia as a “hoax” and a “disgrace.”

“Just recently as an example Sen. Richard Burr, from the great state of North Carolina, he is chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and they’ve been investigating this Russia hoax for two years,” Trump said.

“They’ve interviewed over 200 people. They’ve studied hundreds of thousands of documents, and Richard just announced they’ve found no collusion between Donald Trump and Russia.

“The fact is that the real collusion was between Hillary and the Democrats and the other side with Russia,” Trump said. “That’s where the collusion is.”

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Randy DeSoto has written more than 1,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Birthplace
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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American
Honors/Awards
Graduated dean's list from West Point
Education
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
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Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
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Phoenix, Arizona
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English
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Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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