Democrats salivated over the prospect of a Congressional investigation into Donald Trump’s alleged ties to Russia.

But no one expected this as a result.

Democrats and their allies in the press are complaining about the lack of progress in the Senate’s investigation.

Politico reports:

“Warner’s remarks come as Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee grow increasingly dissatisfied with the pace of the investigation, which is being led by Chairman Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Warner.

“The last few weeks, things have moved very, very slowly under Chairman Burr’s leadership. And I’m a little troubled about it,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told reporters Tuesday. “I give Sen. Warner some time and credence to try and work those things out. But things have moved too slowly for my taste and a lot of the members of the committee’s taste.”

The dissatisfaction among committee Democrats was first reported last month by POLITICO and returned to the forefront this week with new revelations in The Daily Beast and Yahoo, which said that the probe had made “little progress” and is “increasingly stymied by partisan divisions.”

Burr rejected the notion that the investigation is in trouble, telling reporters Tuesday that narrative was being pushed by “one person” who is “unhappy.” He noted that his panel’s investigation into the 2012 Benghazi attacks had just three staffers and completed its work in a year.

“We’re accomplishing exactly what we intended to do. You need to go talk to other members other than the one that’s hawking that story,” Burr said, without naming his critic.”

What they’re really complaining about is the fact that the investigation has not produced their desired outcome.

No evidence has emerged linking the Trump team to Russian intelligence or the email hacks.

So Democrats have been reduced to whining about the pace of the investigation.

Politico also reports:

“I’d like to see it go faster, but I always would like to see things go faster,” said Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who caucuses with Democrats. “I do think it would be helpful to have someone with prosecutorial experience and investigative experience.”

The seven intelligence staffers handling the investigation now, King said, “are professional staff people who have worked on other kinds of projects, but I don’t think we have anyone who specifically has a background in prosecution and investigation.”

Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) said he was “concerned that it’s not moving along fast enough.”

“I think it is making progress, but I think there need to be more resources, more staffing to be able to get someplace in a reasonable timeframe,” Heinrich told reporters.

The Democrat who’s been most vocal about his concerns is Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, who said Tuesday he’s “been clear for some time with the bipartisan leadership of the committee that we’ve got to pick up the pace.”

“We’ve got to pick up the pace because people are getting most of their information now from leaks and false tweets and from the story of the day,” Wyden said. “I’ve made it clear we’ve got to use open hearings, we’ve got to use our subpoena power.”

The Trump-Russia investigation is not going the way the Democrats planned.

So whining about how slow the investigation is going is all they’ve got.

And the media is all too eager to carry the water for their charge.