NYT Finally Admits The Claim '17 Intelligence Agencies' Agree Russia Hacked Our Election Is False

Chris Menahan
Jun. 30, 2017

The New York Times issued a correction Thursday where they admitted only four intelligence agencies, not "17" as Democrats and the media have repeated ad nauseam, claim Russia hacked the election.

From The Daily Caller:
The New York Times issued a correction Thursday on an article that incorrectly claimed all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that “Russia orchestrated the attacks, and did it to help get [Trump] elected.”

The original article, published June 25, covered certain reactions that President Donald Trump gave in response to Russian cyber attacks and interactions with the 2016 presidential election.

TheNYT’s correction notes that: “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. The assessment was not approved by all 17 organizations in the American intelligence community.”

Former candidate Hillary Clinton made the claim in late May that all 17 intelligence agencies agreed “that the Russians ran an extensive information war against my campaign to influence voters in the election.”
Hillary Clinton pushed fake news and The New York Times and everyone else ran with it without question.

Take a look at how many fake news sites on Google News are repeating this lie.

Imagine how far this fake news from Hillary Clinton and the Democrats has circulated compared to the fake news the Pope endorsed Donald Trump.

The Washington Post in their propaganda piece from just days ago titled, "Obama's secret struggle to punish Russia for Putin’s election assault," repeated the lie in a quote from an Obama spokesman.

Among many others, the Associated Press also repeated the lie:

This lie had been repeated so many times in the minds of Democrats it's an indisputable fact. John Podesta just repeated it during his testy interview with Maria Bartiromo.

It's rather stunning The New York Times is even admitting it's false.

That said, I must say I'm sad I can no longer joke that Coast Guard Intelligence (CGI) helped determine the evil Russkies "hacked our elections."

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