Latest Fact-checks on Richard Burr Richard Burr stated on June 8, 2017 in an interview: "This is not the first time (the Russians) have been involved in our elections." Richard Burr stated on June 13, 2017 in his opening statement before Jeff Session's testimony: Says the Senate Intelligence Committee has held 10 public hearings this year, "more than double that held by the committee in any recent year." Richard Burr stated on April 18, 2017 in a speech in Youngsville, NC: "The pace of missile development between (Kim Jong Il and Kim Jong Un) has increased the testing about twenty-fold." Richard Burr stated on October 29, 2016 in a private meeting with supporters: "I had the longest judicial vacancy in the history of the United States." Richard Burr stated on August 3, 2016 in a press release: Says Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are "responsible for leading America into a deal that will arm Iran."