Trump 'Thanks' MSNBC for Reporting 'No Evidence of Collusion'

By Susan Jones | February 13, 2019 | 7:17am EST
Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) and Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) are the ranking member and chairman, respectively, of the Senate intelligence committee. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

( - In an early morning tweet on Wednesday, President Trump pointed to the Senate intelligence committee: "THERE IS NO EVIDENCE OF COLLUSION BETWEEN THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN AND RUSSIA!" he wrote in all-caps.

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted his "thanks" to MSNBC, which reported that the Senate intelligence committee has not uncovered any "direct evidence" of a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"That's according to sources on both the Republican and Democratic side of the aisle," NBC's Ken Dilanian reported. Dilanian said he's been checking with Democrats, "And what I found is, Democrats don't dispute that characterization."

On Tuesday, Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), the intelligence committee chairman, told NBC News, "There is no factual evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia."

Last week, Burr told CBS News the committee does not have any "facts...that would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia." He indicated that the investigation may be nearing an end -- and that no "new questions" have arisen.

But the committee's ranking member, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), told CNN on Tuesday he "respectfully" disagrees with Burr's statements.

"I'm not going to get into any conclusions I've reached because my basis of this has been that I'm not going to reach any conclusion until we finish the investigation. And we still have a number of the key witnesses to come back," CNN quoted Warner as saying.

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