Richard Burr has been Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence for a long time. He is very good friends with Democrat Mark Warner. The main stream media considered this to be great bi-partisan cooperation. In reality it was a RINO Republican coordinating his activities with ranking Democrat, Mark Warner. While Burr pretended to be “bi-partisan” Mark Warner was and is completely partisan.
The result was that the Senate Intelligence Committee refused to investigate anything Obama while green lighting investigations of the Trump administration. Recently this committee approved a statement saying that the ICA conclusion that Russia had interferred in the 2016 election to help Donald Trump was substantiated by the evidence. That is clearly not true and documents recently released, over the objection of Chairman Burr, prove that this is not true. Actually it looks like there was better intelligence indicating that Russia wanted Hillary to win.
Well Richard Burr was caught selling stock shortly after learning about COVID-19. Yesterday his phone was literally seized by the FBI yesterday. Today Richard Burr stepped down as Chairman of the Senate Inteligence Committee. He called Mitch McConnell who said that was the right thing to do. It will be interesting to see who replaces him. That decision is up to Mitch McConnell. This new person is almost certain to start asking some serious questions. We can be certain that the new Chairman is not about to let Mark Warner continue to call the shots.
This couldn’t come at a better time for Trump and a worse time for his opponents. The John Durham investigation is heating up and now the Senate Intelligence Committee is unlikely to participate in the cover-up.
Burr is likely to find little support from anyone, including the remaining RINO Republicans. Those who are afraid to stand up to Democrats will be equally afraid to stand up for people who foolishly considered them to be friends.
The Senate Intelligence Committee will be a “Burr less show” and that is a very good thing.