Mike Rounds

Senate launches Russian cyberactivity investigation, but GOP not promising quick turnaround

Two days into the first week of Donald J. Trump's presidency, the Senate launched a probe into alleged hacking of his victory by Russia.

The move could deepen the rift between the new president and the intelligence community -- which has said that Russia intervened in the U.S. election with the goal of helping to elect Trump. It could also eventually drive a wedge between Trump and the Republican Congress, depending on the information that is uncovered and how aggressively lawmakers move to follow it.

The Senate Intelligence Committee, which is in charge of the chamber's investigation, kicked off the probe Tuesday with a meeting to establish the scope of their inquiries....