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House Intelligence probe undermined by partisan fiddling

House Intelligence probe undermined by partisan fiddling

The case has now been significantly strengthened for an independent commission to supplement or take over the congressional investigation into the intelligence findings of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election.

House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes has made it, perhaps inadvertently, by informing President Donald Trump of certain undisclosed surveillance by U.S. intelligence. His action hints of a partisan attempt to bolster Mr. Trump's unverified claim that he was targeted by then President Barack Obama.

Mr. Nunes, a California Republican, did so without sharing his decision with Democratic members of the investigating committee. It led the ranking...

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