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Letter: Only 3 US intel agencies said Russia hacked election (Gazette)

Only 3 US intel agencies said Russia hacked election

Editor:

Now that you’ve misled your readers into believing that “all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies have concluded that Russia hacked the U.S. election at the behest of Vladimir Putin” (as illustrated by myriad comments to the “Readers’ Vent” column), will you now publish the following retraction — showing that it was only three — or just let it go in hopes that the anti-Russia hysteria will sell more papers than the truth?

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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.”

David N. Ryan

Spencer

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