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Majority-GOP Senate Intelligence Committee issues new report – Russia interfered to help Trump win

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President of the United States Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a "Keep America Great" rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. (Gage Skidmore)

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday quietly released a new report supporting the Intelligence Community’s position that Russia interfered in the 2016 U.S. election to help Donald Trump win the White House. The committee is led by Republicans, including Chairman Richard Burr (R-NC). The report, its fourth, was bipartisan and unanimous.

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The Committee reports that the December 2016 Intelligence Community Assessment delivered “a coherent and well-constructed intelligence basis for the case of unprecedented Russian interference,” and “reflects strong tradecraft.”

The Senate report spans 158 pages and is highly-redacted. It can be read on the Senate Intelligence Committee’s website, here.

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