July 7, 2017
Politifact is running two fact checks on a Russia/Trump claim that contradict each other, with one stating that former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s statements regarding 17 intelligence agencies is true, and the other admitting that the number is false.
The news organization originally rated Clinton’s October 2016 claim as “True.” “We have 17 intelligence agencies, civilian and military, who have all concluded that these espionage attacks, these cyber attacks, come from the highest levels of the Kremlin, and they are designed to influence our election,” Clinton said.
However, the Daily Caller News Foundation’s fact-check team found this claim to be completely false. Clinton was referencing an intelligence report that only presented the views of three agencies, namely, the FBI, CIA and NSA.
“Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper himself appeared in front of Congress and explicitly pushed back on the idea that ’17 intelligence agencies agreed,’ stating flatly that it was just three,” TheDCNF reported.
This article was posted: Friday, July 7, 2017 at 6:28 am