Well how about that!
The official report is out and it’s just like President Trump has been saying all along: there was NO Trump-Russia collusion!
President Trump even said it in his El Paso MAGA Rally last night: the whole thing is a giant hoax and fraud!
And now, after two years of investigation and over 200 people interviewed, the BIPARTISAN Senate Intelligence Committee appears to agree with him!
Can you say VINDICATION?!?
CNS News had more:
After two years and endless accusations by the liberal media that the 2016 Trump campaign somehow "colluded" with Russia to win the election, the bipartisan Senate Intelligence Committee is confirming today -- as it nears the end of its investigation -- that it has found no direct evidence of collusion, reported NBC News and other news outlets.
"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 Republicanson the committee," reported NBC's Ken Dilanian.
As reported last week, Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) said, "if we write a report today, based on the facts that we have, then we don't have anything that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia."
Today's revelation by the committee about no direct evidence of collusion is a bipartisan conclusion. A report on the committee's investigation is not expected to be completed for another six months.
And from Breitbart:
The Senate Intelligence Committee will soon wrap up its investigation into possible collusion between the 2016 Trump presidential campaign and Russia, and those claiming the two parties colluded may be in for a rude awakening, according to a new report.
NBC News, citing Democrats and Republicans, reports the panel’s two-year investigation has yet to uncover “direct evidence” of “conspiracy” between Trump campaign officials and the Kremlin. However, the report claims lawmakers are at odds “along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts” members of the two parties had before and after the Democrat National Committee’s emails were hacked.
“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,” Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC) told CBS News last week.
“We know we’re getting to the bottom of the barrel because they’re not new questions that we’re searching for answers to,” he added.
Several unnamed Democrat lawmakers told NBC News that while they concur with Burr’s statements, they lack the appropriate context. “We were never going find a contract signed in blood saying, ‘Hey Vlad, we’re going to collude,'” a Democrat staffer told the news outlet.
President Donald Trump on Sunday welcomed Burr’s statements, tweeting: “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?”
And the NY Post:
As it begins to wrap up its investigation, the Senate Intelligence Committee has not found “any direct evidence” that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians during the 2016 presidential election, according to a report on Tuesday.
“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,” NBC correspondent Ken Dilanian said told MSNBC anchor Hallie Jackson.
She appeared stunned by the revelation.
“Not to put too fine a point on it, but I want to make sure I’m understanding this,” Jackson said. “If and when the president, as he may inevitably do, point to this reporting, point to these conclusions and says look, the Senate intelligence committee found I’m not guilty of conspiracy, he would be correct in saying that?”
“He’ll be partially right,” Dilanian responded, adding the committee doesn’t decide guilt.
And from NBC News:
After two years and 200 interviews, the Senate Intelligence Committee is approaching the end of its investigationinto 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.
But investigators disagree along party lines when it comes to the implications of a pattern of contacts they have documented betweenTrump associates and Russians — contacts that occurred before, during and after Russian intelligence operatives were seeking to help Donald Trump by leaking hacked Democratic emails and attacking his opponent, Hillary Clinton, on social media.
"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," said Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, in an interview with CBS News last week.
Burr was careful to note that more facts may yet be uncovered, but he also made clear that the investigation was nearing an end.
"We know we're getting to the bottom of the barrel because there're not new questions that we're searching for answers to," Burr said.
President Trump has already been taking a (WELL DESERVED) victory lap: