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Sciutto, a veteran of the Obama State Department who came to CNN in 2014, “recounts and tracks the story of Russian hacks targeting the 2016 presidential election from the very beginning to the investigations still underway today and to new fears of Russian attacks on upcoming U.S. elections,” according to the network announcement.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, former national security adviser Tom Donilon and former CIA Moscow Station Chief Steven Hall are among those interviewed for the documentary.
BUT CNN IS hardly alone when it comes to embarrassing retractions regarding Russia. Over and over, major U.S. media outlets have published claims about the Russia Threat that turned out to be completely false — always in the direction of exaggerating the threat and/or inventing incriminating links between Moscow and the Trump circle. In virtually all cases, those stories involved evidence-free assertions from anonymous sources that these media outlets uncritically treated as fact, only for it to be revealed that they were entirely false.
Several of the most humiliating of these episodes have come from the Washington Post.
The investigative group headed by James O’Keefe found that since Trump was inaugurated, Russia has been mentioned 15, 694 times in their coverage of his presidency. So, PV decided to send some of their investigative team members down to Atlanta and speak with CNN’s supervising producer John Bonifield, who was rather candid in saying that the whole Russia collusion story is mostly crap, and that the network pushes it because of ratings.
The FBI launched a criminal probe against former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn two years after the retired Army general roiled the bureau’s leadership by intervening on behalf of a decorated counterterrorism agent who accused now-Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe and other top officials of sexual discrimination, according to documents and interviews.
On June 22, President Donald Trump raised three unanswered questions about the Democratic Party and the Obama administration’s role in claims that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election.
The first thing to be said about the latest leak through the always-compliant Washington Post is that, if it’s true, its authors from inside the U.S. government have once again egregiously violated their security oaths.
The peculiar question and Coats’ response recalled Wyden’s 2013 questioning of James Clapper, Coats’ predecessor, who lied to Wyden by saying “no sir” and “not wittingly” in response to a question about mass surveillance. Clapper did not admit misleading lawmakers until after whistleblower Edward Snowden’s leaks.
“That helped feed the media hysteria,” he said. “The Minority Leader even tried to say that the Senate shouldn’t vote on the Supreme Court nomination because the president was under investigation. And the whole time, he knew it wasn’t true.”
In once instance, Schumer told reporters on March 21, “There is a cloud now hanging over the head of the president, and while that’s happening, to have a lifetime appointment made by this president seems very unseemly and there ought to be a delay.”