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Bipartisan investigation needed

Bipartisan investigation needed

When the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, a former Republican nominee for president, says that Congress needs a special select committee to investigate Russian influence on the last election — and the chamber's top Democrat agrees with him — then the only question ought to be when, where and who gets to serve on it.

Yet Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other top Republicans continue to resist what ought to be a no-brainer under these extraordinary circumstances. It's bad enough that President-elect Donald Trump continues to deny Vladimir Putin's influence despite the hardening U.S. intelligence consensus on the subject. But others who have enough experience...

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