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Senators reveal first findings in Russia probe

Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., right, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Vice Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., left, listen as Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about his role in the firing of FBI Director James Comey and the investigation into contacts between Trump campaign associates and Russia, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

The top Democrat on the Senate intelligence committee says there's a "large consensus" that Russians hacked into political files and released that information in an effort to influence the 2016 presidential election.

Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia provided an update on the committee's investigation at a news conference Wednesday. He was joined by committee chairman, Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina.

The committee is one of several that are investigating Russian interference in the election and potential collusion between Russia and associates of the Trump campaign.

Warner says the Russian effort to sway the election also involved attempts to test the vulnerabilities of 21 states' election systems.

Burr says no vote counts were altered.


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