Trump: Why isn’t Senate looking into ‘Fake News Networks’?
President Trump early Thursday questioned why the Senate Intelligence Committee wasn’t investigating “Fake News Networks.”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2017
His tweets come after the leaders of the panel said Wednesday it is still investigating whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia during the 2016 presidential race.
“The committee continues to look into all evidence to see if there was any hint of collusion,” Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) told a room packed with reporters.
“I’m not even going to discuss initial findings because we haven’t any.”
But, he added later, “the issue of collusion is still open.”
He signaled there is no immediate end in sight for the investigation, which he and Vice Chairman Mark Warner (D-Va.) said had expanded beyond its initial scope.
Trump has repeatedly denied collusion and has dismissed the Russia investigation as a “hoax.”
The president often rails on the media, going after reporting and pointing to certain networks or articles as “fake news.”