Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) on Wednesday echoed statements from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) by confirming that he has seen no direct evidence of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Appearing on "America's Newsroom" Wednesday, Risch said that during the committee's two-year investigation into Russia's election meddling, they have looked at hundreds of thousands of documents and conducted more than 200 interviews.

"The president's description and Richard Burr's description are absolutely accurate as far as I'm concerned regarding this claim of collusion between President Trump and the Russians," Risch said. "It is simply not there."


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Host Bill Hemmer noted that Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.), the top Democrat on the committee, has disagreed with Burr's statements, saying that the committee has to interview a number of key witnesses again.

Risch said Warner is a friend, but the Virginia Democrat is "bound and determined" to uncover evidence of collusion.

"And sometimes when you want something too much, you start fantasizing as to how to get there," Risch said. "When you talk about going back and redoing all this stuff, there's been hundreds of thousands of documents looked at, there's been hundreds of people interviewed and deposed and everything else, and it's not there."

"How long can this go on? It's got to come to an end."

In his monologue Tuesday, Tucker Carlson noted that the mainstream media has downplayed or ignored the Senate Intelligence Committee chairman's remarks. 



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