WASHINGTON D.C. (WCNC) -- The U.S. Senator from North Carolina and U.S. Senate Committee on Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr spoke exclusively with NBC Charlotte Tuesday morning.
NBC Charlotte Defender Mark Boyle and Sen. Burr discussed the investigation into Russian involvement with United States selection processes as well as the ongoing conversations surrounding gun control.
Sen. Burr said, “we did learn that the Russian involvement was extensive, most of the engagement by the Russians was with false personas, meaning you didn’t know who, in fact, you were communicating with. You didn’t know who the initiator of the rally was,” Sen. Burr explained.
Sen. Burns said the investigation is well underway and disclosed. He said we could learn a lot more information in a matter of weeks.
“That’s one of the missions of our investigation," Sen. Burr said. "To share any details with the American people, not only what they did, but how they did it and back it up with facts. We are in the process and within the next 30 days, I hope to have election piece out."
Meanwhile, the topic of gun control following the Parkland, Fla., shooting is still taking center stage in the nations capital. Sen. Burr, who gets a high rating from the NRA, talked about more regulation going forward.
“I’m open to everything being on the table," Sen. Burr said. "Whether that’s a discussion on age, whether that’s a discussion on how we thoroughly check someone’s background.”
“Do you think assault rifles should be banned?” asked Mark Boyle.
“Well, I think you then begin to get in to the Constitutional rights the individuals have. I’m more than willing to put bump stocks on the table,” Sen. Burr said.
It’s clear from the interview that the senator wants the Russian investigation to be as transparent as possible for the American people.