Donald Trump started his Sunday with a delusional message absolving himself of the possibility he colluded with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
Trump boasted on Twitter that GOP Senator Richard Burr (NC), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, hasn’t found evidence of collusion between himself and Russia. The president said the news came after almost two years of investigating thousands of documents and completing over 200 interviews.
“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?” Trump tweeted.
This isn’t the first time the president spoke out about the findings of the Senate Intelligence Committee. On Friday, Trump criticized the mainstream media for refusing to cover the news that the committee didn’t find evidence of collusion and called it “all a giant and illegal hoax.”
He claimed the “hoax” was used by Democrats as an excuse for why former Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election.
“Someday the Fake News Media will turn honest [and] report that Donald J. Trump was actually a great candidate!” Trump wrote on Twitter.
Burr, a fervent Trump defender, told CBS News on Thursday that there’s nothing that “would suggest there was collusion by the Trump campaign and Russia.” The senator acknowledged that they didn’t anticipate the investigation would last two years and that it still wasn’t over. Ultimately, he predicted the committee’s final report would be heavily classified, meaning that it wouldn’t be made public.
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?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2019
If Trump didn’t do anything wrong, why keep the report secret? The public deserves to know!