Unfactual: AP Walks Back Several Trump-Russia Stories

Eric Scheiner | July 2, 2017
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The Associated Press has walked back multiple stories involving Russia’s influence on the 2016 Presidential Elections, by issuing “clarifications”on Friday.

The AP "Clarification: Trump-Russia Stories" reads as follows:

“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.”


The AP clarification does not give a clear number as to how many intelligence agencies were in agreement with the assessment.

The AP clarification did not list or link to the inaccurate stories themselves or mention their published headlines.


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