Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., has an aggressive timeline for the Senate panel to finish its investigation into the Russia probe, Politico reports.
"I'd like to finish by the end of this year, but that's aspirational right now," Burr told reporters Wednesday. "It can be done."
Burr, who is leading the probe into what Russia did to impact the 2016 presidential election and how that fits into broader "cyber activity and active measures," told Politico the panel may double its number of witness interviews to nearly 90 before the August recess.
"We've got a very aggressive schedule in July," Burr explained.
The Senate panel has held most of its interviews in private but Burr said the intelligence committee's GOP and Democratic aides have spoken to "well over 40" people, with most of those witnesses described as former government officials and intelligence community analysts, according to a source who spoke with Politico.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has dominated news headlines over the last few weeks as it held hearings featuring Attorney General Jeff Sessions, former FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.
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