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Media: On Second Thought, That Whole Russia Wants Trump Thing May Have Been Overstated


Added 02-23-20 06:38:02pm EST - “"Russia's only clear aim, as of now, is to sow discord in the United States"” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Media: On Second Thought, That Whole Russia Wants Trump Thing May Have Been Overstated”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Last week, the media worked itself into one of their seemingly daily hyper-drive sky-is-falling hissy fits over an intelligence briefing.

During said briefing, Shelby Pierson falsely—or, to be more charitable, mistakenly—claimed that intelligence shows that Russian interference in the 2020 election is due to their preference for President Trump.

Yesterday, the NY Times and WaPo almost simultaneously (funny how that works) broke stories suggesting the Russians are intervening in the 2020 election to help Trump and that Trump was trying to cover it up. There were no details to the stories, no named sources. but it was enough to kick off another media frenzy.

. . . . As always happens, the story falls apart after a day or two. Jake Tapper now is tweeting that the original anti-Trump reporting is faulty and wrong.

2/ "What's been articulated in the news is that the intelligence community has concluded that the Russians are trying to help Trump again. But the intelligence doesn't say that,” the official says…

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