10 undisputed facts behind the Russia probe

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Robert Mueller testifies to Congress in 2011. Photo: Brendan Hoffman / Getty Images

Forget the memo. Fundamentally, President Trump and big chunks of conservative media are arguing that the Russia investigation is unwarranted, tainted and malicious — that the special counsel shouldn't exist.

Why it matters: Take the known knowns — 10 undisputed facts — and the smoke clears considerably.