US Senate’s probe of Russia’s alleged interference in 2016 vote to conclude soon

The US Senate’s parallel investigation into Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election will complete its initial review “within weeks,” says the chairman of the Intelligence Committee.

North Carolina Republican Senator Richard Burr made the announcement in a press conference along with ranking member Democratic Senator Mark Warner.

The two lawmakers tried to distance the investigation from a beleaguered one underway in the US House of Representatives.

Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes, who oversees that investigation, has been urged to scrap the probe after evidence emerged of his coordination with Trump on classified documents.

Warner (L) and Burr leave a news conference at the US Capitol March 29, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by AFP)

“Obviously there is a lot of drama,” Warner said of that investigation, as Burr noted that “We’re not asking the House to play in any role in our investigation and we’re not playing any…

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March 30th, 2017 by