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READ: House Intelligence Committee Democrats Accuse GOP of Effort to ‘Muddy the Waters & Deflect Attention Away From the President’

Earlier today the Republican majority of the House Intelligence Committee ended its investigation into whether Russia colluded with the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Its final report on the matter concluded that there was “no evidence” of coordination.

But Democrats on the committee wasted no time releasing their own minority report on the investigation, which slammed the majority, saying the investigation was merely an effort to “muddy the waters and deflect attention away from the president”

They wrote that the Republican majority:

“shattered its commitment by rushing to end its investigation prematurely, even as it continues to investigate President Donald Trump’s political opponents, our intelligence agencies, law enforcement, and diplomatic corps, and former members of the Administration of President Barack Obama.”

Ranking member Adam Schiff (D-CA) told USA Today that, quite to the contrary:

“we found evidence of collusion in secret meetings and communications between trump campaign officials and associates such as Manafort, Gates, Papadopoulos, Trump Jr, Flynn, Page, and others, with emissaries and officials from or linked to the Russian government.”

Schiff also said on Friday that Republicans blocked efforts to subpoena phone records of Donald Trump Jr., who allegedly placed a phone call shortly before the infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between campaign officials and Russian emissaries.

“We sought to determine whether that number belonged to the president because we also ascertained that then-candidate Trump used a blocked number,” Schiff told the Post. “That would tell us whether Don Jr. sought his father’s permission to take the meeting, and [whether] that was the purpose of that call.”



READ: The year women became eligible to vote in each country

(Cuba Holidays)

SUFFRAGE HAPPENED in 1920 in the United States, three years behind Russia and Canada but 91 years ahead of Saudi Arabia, as noted by this map depicting the year women became eligible to vote in each country.

What about other countries? Find out the answer and see the map:

 

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