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Friday, July 07, 2017

New York Times, Associated Press Correct Claims that All 17 Intelligence Agencies Agreed on Russian Interference

The New York Times and Associated Press posted corrections last week walking back the widely reported claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that the Russians interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of helping Donald Trump.

Rather, the assessment involved information collected by the FBI, CIA and NSA, and was then published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all the intelligence agencies.

The Associated Press published a "clarification" on June 30 about four different stories stating all 17 intelligence agencies agreed the Russians interfered in the election in order to help Trump. Instead, it acknowledged, not all those agencies were involved in that assessment:

In stories published April 6, June 2, June 26 and June 29, The Associated Press reported that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have agreed that Russia tried to influence the 2016 election to benefit Donald Trump. That assessment was based on information collected by three agencies – the FBI, CIA and National Security Agency – and published by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, which represents all U.S. intelligence agencies. Not all 17 intelligence agencies were involved in reaching the assessment.



Anonymous said...

Name the 17 agengies. Go

Jim said...

Standard practice for them these days.

Make something up, run it for a while, then quietly 'retract' it.

Not 'fake' news-- FRAUDULENT news.

Anonymous said...

Obama was still President. And if he and his cohorts knew there was meddling then it was his responsibility to do something about it. Trump was not president and was not his responsibility at that time. altho he did try to tell them that there was fraud going on and what did Obama do even about that? Nothing but tell Trump to stop whining. and all because he and his cohorts thought that Hillary had it all in the bag! All these news agencies are is a bunch of commies now days and not worth buying the paper anymore because of all the fake news. yet they want to blame the right for fake news and they are totally at the helms of it. They are Not news anymore, they are attack machines.