New York Times Issues Correction Of 17 Intel Agencies ‘Agree’ Claim


 
NYT Corrects Story Claiming 17 Intel Agencies ‘Agree’ On Russia

Holmes Lybrand
Fact Check Editor at The Daily Caller News Foundation

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.

The NYT’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.”

Former FBI Director James Comey refuted this false claim in a congressional hearing in May, stating that the assessment was only from the NSA, FBI and the CIA.

The Daily Caller News Foundation published a fact-check June 1 that rated Clinton’s claim as “False.”

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/29/nyt-issues-correction-on-claim-that-intel-agencies-agreed-russia-attempted-to-help-trump-win-election/

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