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Trump Explodes on 'Witch Hunt' After Richard Burr Reaches Conclusion on Russia: 'We Have Found No Collusion'

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President Donald Trump called on Friday for special counsel Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” to end, pointing to Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr’s conclusion there was no collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

“Highly respected Senator Richard Burr, head of Senate Intelligence, said, after interviewing over 200 witnesses and studying over 2 million pages of documents, “WE HAVE FOUND NO COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA,” Trump tweeted.

“The Witch Hunt, so bad for our Country, must end!” he added.

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The president also told reporters at the White House on Friday that if Mueller issues an “honest” report, it will characterize the allegation that his campaign colluded with Russia as a “hoax.”

“You know the nice part? There was no collusion. There was no obstruction. There was no anything. So that’s the nice part. There was no phone calls, no nothing.”

“I won the race. Do you know why I won the race? Because I was a better candidate than she was and had nothing to do with Russia,” Trump continued.

“And everybody knows it’s a hoax. It’s one of the greatest hoaxes ever perpetrated on this country. So I look forward to seeing the report. If it’s an honest report, it will say that. If it’s not an honest report, it won’t.”

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Burr told NBC News earlier this month that there was “no factual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia” found by the Intelligence Committee’s investigation.

In an interview with CBS News shortly thereafter, the Republican senator further stated, “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.”

MSNBC correspondent Ken Dilanian reported on his network that he spoke with sources on both the Republican and Democratic side of the Intelligence Committee who told him the investigation “has not uncovered any direct evidence of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.”

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The Hill reported a Justice Department official shot down rumors that the special counsel’s office planned to deliver a report on its findings by next Friday.

When the classified report is completed, it will be given to Attorney General William Barr.

Trump told reporters on Wednesday it will be “totally up to the new attorney general” how much of the findings will be released publicly, according to CNBC.

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who sits on the Senate Intelligence and Judiciary committees, reiterated her demands on Friday that Mueller’s report be released in full to Congress and be made public.

She said that the report concerned matters that had “implications for the rule of law and stability of our democracy” and that they “cannot be hidden away.”

“A summary written by Attorney General Barr in place of the Mueller report will not be acceptable,” Feinstein said.

CORRECTION, Feb. 25, 2019: Some readers of The Western Journal received a version of this article via email under the headline “Trump Explodes On Witch Hunt After Richard Barr Reaches Conclusion On Russia.” Obviously, the headline should have read “Richard Burr.”

We apologize to Sen. Burr and our readers for the error and any confusion we may have caused.

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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
Nationality
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
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Location
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith




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