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Senate Intelligence Panel Agrees on Russia Interference Before Unity Put to Test

  • Republican Burr and Democrat Warner have sought bipartisanship
  • Panel leaders reaffirm finding that Russia aimed to help Trump
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Unlike just about everyone else on Capitol Hill, the Republican and the Democrat who head the Senate Intelligence Committee have made a determined show of bipartisanship in their Russia probe. Soon that unity will be put to the test.

From the start of the Senate committee’s probe in January 2017, Chairman Richard Burr and top Democrat Mark Warner sought to work together. They made a strategic decision to issue reports initially on topics where they could reach shared conclusions, even as their counterparts on the House Intelligence panel publicly quarreled and ultimately issued competing findings.