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Rep. K. Michael Conaway (R-Tex.) at the Capitol in Washington. (Andrew Harnik/AP). It’s amazing how hard it is to find something when you are not looking for it — if, in fact, you are trying to hide it. After spending the last year pretending to investigate connections between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee ended the charade on Monday by announcing that there was “no evidence of collusion.” Even more incredibly, the GOP majority said there was no evidence that the Russians had been trying to elect President Trump — an assertion contradicted by the U.S. intelligence community and a federal grand jury that indicted 13 Russians for alleged involvement in this operation. Full story

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