Associated Press Corrects Big Falsehood In Four Trump-Russia Reports

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The correction was discreetly placed on their website under a 5 day-old article on Trump and Russia by Maggie Haberman called "Trump's Deflections and Denials on Russia Frustrate Even His Allies".

The piece was noteworthy in the annals of Trump Russia lore for propagating the claim that "all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community", had concluded - beyond reproach - that Russia has engaged in a coordinated effort to meddle the the 2016 USA election.

However the Times wasn't the first on the left to correct this myth. Obama appointee, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper contradicted the media's narrative when he testified May 8, saying only "three" intelligence agencies actually made this assessment, not 17. Hillary Clinton used the large number at the time to ridicule Trump, and has reiterated the claim in recent months, along with other Democrats and members of the press.

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The New York Times which is known for its "objectivity" has retracted its claim that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russian Federation was behind the hack of Democratic emails in an effort to influence the 2016 election in favour of Republican candidate Donald Trump. The assessment was made by four intelligence agencies - the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the National Security Agency.

Note: The figure of four agencies is reached by including Clapper's office in addition to the three agencies that compiled the published report. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community. It's not news that agencies such as the Coast Guard intel or the Department of Energy did not weigh in, and obviously would not be expected to weigh in, on an election hacking attempt.

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