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Burr: No evidence so far of Trump campaign-Russia collusion

Posted May 12

— The chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee says he doesn't think the FBI investigation into alleged links between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia is the reason Trump fired FBI director James Comey.

North Carolina Republican Sen. Richard Burr told reporters in his home state Friday that, "To date, there has been no evidence of collusion."

But Burr also said Trump's recent tweet about Comey was "inappropriate."

"But to say more would be a mistake."

On Friday morning, Trump posted on Twitter saying Comey "better hope that there are no 'tapes' of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!"

Burr was in the town of Archdale to join a group of nearly 100 high school students touring the Thomas Built Buses plant to show the students the variety of opportunities in manufacturing technologies.

"I am going to be focused on continuing the investigation that I think has a tremendous amount of credibility in Washington," Burr said.

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  • Stacie Hagwood May 14, 6:27 a.m.
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    Then obviously you aren't looking hard enough. AND that you are biased. We NEED YOU to put our country ahead of your political party! The fate of our nation depends upon it!

  • Henry Cooper May 14, 5:42 a.m.
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    Our "Gobermant" Can't unlock an iPhone but con solve an international election hacking case. Oh the gullibility of the public regardless if you are a snowflake or a deplorable.

    Shinny objects....

  • Brenda Lawrence May 13, 5:40 p.m.
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    John Archer You are correct. Rosenstein needs to appoint a special counsel, since *itch McConnell has said no way to an independent commission. Trump’s behavior from the getgo has been obstruction of justice. Very scary times!

  • Raymond Mclemore May 13, 3:17 p.m.
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    BS

  • John Archer May 13, 12:52 p.m.
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    You are right in that Trump and Burr should want the same thing, for all these things to be thoroughly investigated by impartial people. That doesn't seem to be happening. If they are interested in the truth, then why not appoint a special prosecutor?

  • Maggie Foege May 13, 12:15 p.m.
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    Must you people always resort to insults? Ridiculous. There is already evidence of Russian involvement in the election. This article said that there is no evidence linking Donald Trump. Not that Burr should be saying anything about it at this point in time. So maybe hold your snarky comments until the investigation is over.

  • Brenda Lawrence May 13, 11:30 a.m.
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    Russia's goal is to divide us and make us question election results. We need clear-eyed nonpartisan information to help our country deal with this reality going forward. Senator Burr seems like a honorable man to me, and I'm a Democrat. Trump should want the same thing.

  • Vince DiSena May 13, 10:19 a.m.
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    Our government is doing a great job. Rep's and Dem's are cooperating more than ever! Let's all put our hope and faith in the United States Government to solve all of our problems! LOL!!

  • Barrett Powell May 13, 10:10 a.m.
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    You would be naive if you thought Russia and other Countries don't interfer and meddle in other Country's elections. But you would also be naive in thinking it just started with Trump...and you would be equally naive if you thought the US wasn't engaged in the same thing.

  • John Archer May 13, 8:17 a.m.
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    I would expect nothing less from Senator Burr. His name has been tied into all this business too, along with Ryan and McConnell. They all are complicit in trying to hide the Russian interference into our elections, and their continued meddling in our policies. People would rather be blind and go about their happy little lives than face the fact that our government is in turmoil. This is insane.

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