WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) has, from his perch as chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has had a tendency to offer credence to the Russia collusion narrative fabricated by the enemies of President Donald Trump.
When the FBI was under fire for revelations that members of the bureau’s investigation into Trump were wildly partisan Hillary Clinton fans instead of professional and objective investigators, Burr defended them.
Now, after a House committee concluded that the Russia collusion narrative was nothing more than an overblown, naked attempt to undercut a sitting U.S. president, Burr is again offering comfort to Leftists that would like nothing more than to see Trump impeached.
Senate Intel Chairman Richard Burr whacks Republican counterparts on the House Intel Committee https://t.co/Gr7Y0ewGib
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 8, 2018
The House Intel Committee concluded its investigation with Republican members asserting that there was no evidence of any collusion. The committee’s investigation was based on four topics: Russian active measures against the 2016 U.S. election, the U.S. government’s response to the attack, links between Russians and the Trump and Clinton campaigns, and purported leaks of classified information.
What Burr’s jab at the House Intel Committee does is breath new life into the tired and fruitless fishing expedition that is Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. It give Leftists and Trump-haters something new to latch onto as they use Burr’s political affiliation to bolster the credibility of the Russia collusion fantasy.
It is much like the other senator from North Carolina, Thom Tillis, who has poked his head up time and again to protect Mueller with unconstitutional legislation that is quite unpopular with his Republican cohorts.
If Burr believes that there is fact-based evidence of collusion contrary to the House Intel findings,how is it that, more than a year into these investigations, no smoking gun has emerged?
Might it be that there’s nothing there?