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Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr said Wednesday that the panel "has more work to do" to determine whether there was collusion between Russian officials and Donald Trump's team during last year's presidential election.

"We will come out with a finding at some point", Burr promised, noting that while there's no artificial timetable to release a committee conclusion he and Warner both want a publicly available report out prior to primaries getting started for 2018.

The comments came as the pair updated reporters on the probe into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Burr did say that the committee accepts the finding of January's intelligence community assessment, or ICA, that the Russians did indeed try to influence the election.

Sen. Burr, the chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the committee has exhausted its probe of former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey's emails. In some areas of the investigation, Burr added, investigators had "exhausted every individual" they could speak with in several areas of the probe - such as an April 2016 meeting at the Mayflower hotel.

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"We hope we will very soon reach some definite conclusion", Burr said, without setting a target deadline. While the senators confirmed Russian interference, they stopped short of saying Moscow acted specifically to ensure Trump would win the White House.

On Wednesday, the Senate panel's chairman Richard Burr told reporters that the issue of whether Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation remains an open question.

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So far, investigators have conducted more than 250 hours of interviews, produced over 4,000 transcript pages and reviewed more than 100,000 pages of documents.

Still, the FBI has reportedly used the dossier in its investigation of top Trump campaign officials.

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Russian Federation has repeatedly said it does not interfere in the affairs of other countries.

FBI investigators are also examining whether Trump may have obstructed justice by firing FBI Director Jim Comey in May, but the Senate committee appears to be moving away from an examination of that issue. They've also interviewed Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and confidant. The topics included a campaign event at the Mayflower Hotel when some Trump campaign officials met with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislak, the drafting of the Republican party campaign platform as it related to relations with Russia, and the memos taken by former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

"The committee can not really decide the credibility of the dossier without understanding things like who paid for it, who are your sources and sub-sources", Burr said. CNN reported Wednesday that some of the ads specifically targeted MI and Wisconsin, two states that were critical to President Donald Trump's victory.

Committee vice-chairman Mark Warner (D-VA) offered similar remarks by stating that Russian activity in the American political system might have continued well beyond Election Day. The president, however, has not said he believes them. Google and Twitter have also been invited to testify.

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