U.S President Donald Trump complained about the Senate Intelligence Committee Thursday, a day after the committee’s leaders held a press conference announcing whether they will continue looking into collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign.
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr and Virginia Sen. Mark Warner brief reporters on status of Senate Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian interference in campaign. Oct. 3, 2017. (Via Sen. Warner)
“Why Isn’t the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country to see why so much of our news is just made up-FAKE!” Trump tweeted. The Senate Intelligence Committee is broadly examining Russian election interference, and committee chairman Richard Burr told reporters Wednesday that more than 100 interviews, and more than 100,000 pages of documents have been reviewed in the probe so far.
“The committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion,” Sen. Burr said.
Shortly after leaving his post in the White House, former chief strategist Steve Bannon attacked the Congressional investigations into Trump.
“Principally the Republican leadership has allowed three committees to go and principally be run by Democrats,” Bannon told Charlie Rose in an interview. “I think [California Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff] is running the House committee … looks like [Democratic Virginia Sen. Mark Warner] is running the Senate committee and not [Republican North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr].”
He added, “Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton would have won and Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi would be the heads of the Senate and the House, that you would have three committees investigating President Hillary Clinton? And you would actually have Republicans running those committees? Of course you wouldn’t.”