The Senate Intelligence Committee announced Wednesday that it has reached the conclusion that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election with the specific aim of electing President Trump. The conclusion confirms findings by the intelligence community, but conflicts with the verdict reached by House Republicans in April; the House GOP report had said Moscow wanted to harm Hillary Clinton but shied away from declaring that Russia specifically wanted to help Trump. The Senate Judiciary Committee also on Wednesday released some 2,000 pages of interview documents related to a heavily scrutinized June 2016 meeting between Trump campaign officials and a Kremlin-linked lawyer at Trump Tower. Wednesday's Intelligence Committee report does not address whether the Trump team colluded with Russia; that determination will come in the Senate's final report.

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