Senate chairman hopes to wrap up Russia investigation this year
© Greg Nash

The top senator in charge of the Senate’s Russia investigation said in an interview published Saturday that he hopes the probe will be able to wrap up by the end of the year.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), who chairs the Senate Intelligence Committee, told the Washington Post that while he hopes to present his findings by 2018, he won’t take any action to end the investigation prematurely.

He’s “hopeful that we can bring finality to this by the end of the year,” noting that he doesn’t expect additional surprises in the investigation.

“I also can’t anticipate anything new that might come up that we don’t know today that would extend it by a month or two months,” Burr told the Post.

“So I am conscious of the fact that I need to do this expeditiously, but I need to do it thoroughly and I won’t do anything to…