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Burr appears to have given White House information about FBI’s probe, Mueller report says

From the Washington Post:
The report, a redacted version of which was released to the public Thursday, states that the White House Counsel’s Office “appears to have received information about the status of the FBI investigation” from Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) in March 2017, just about a week after then-FBI Director James B. Comey briefed the “Gang of Eight” — the congressional leaders privy to the most sensitive intelligence — about the bureau’s Russia investigation.

The allegation that Burr may have fed information regarding the FBI’s probe to the White House stands in sharp contrast to the independent posture Burr has tried to establish while running the Senate Intelligence Committee’s ongoing investigation, which is widely seen as a more consistently painstaking, functional and bipartisan effort than other probes on Capitol Hill.

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