CNN Backtracks: Intel Official ‘Appears To Have Overstated’ Russia Helping Trump Win In 2020

Stop me if you have heard this one before: the mainstream media has been busted spreading another bogus and totally false claims about President Donald Trump and Russia conspiring together.

Last week, the New York Times published a report alleging that “intelligence officials” warned congressional lawmakers that “Russia is meddling to reelect Trump.”

After spending countless segments over the weekend spreading the claims, CNN is now reporting that the country’s “top election security official appears to have overstated” the assessment of information that lawmakers pressured them to make. 

That report comes just two days after a Jim Acosta-led CNN article stated that “Russia is looking to help Trump win in 2020.”

According to CNN:

The official, Shelby Pierson, told lawmakers on the House Intelligence Committee that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election with the goal of helping President Donald Trump get reelected.

The US intelligence community has assessed that Russia is interfering in the 2020 election and has separately assessed that Russia views Trump as a leader they can work with. But the US does not have evidence that Russia’s interference this cycle is aimed at reelecting Trump, the officials said[…]

Pierson’s characterization of Russian interference led to pointed questions from lawmakers, which officials said caused Pierson to overstep and assert that Russia has a preference for Trump to be reelected.

In other words, there’s absolutely no evidence that Russia is trying to help Trump win re-election. It was total fake news, and even CNN is admitting it.

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