FBI Director James Comey pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, March 20, 2017, before the House Intelligence Committee hearing on allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

NYT, AP Retract Claim That 17 US Intel Agencies Agree Russia Hacked US Elections

A claim that all of the U.S.’ major intelligence agencies had agreed that Russia interfered in last year’s election has been proven false. The claim has been the centerpiece of news coverage of “Russiagate,” indicating that much of what has been reported about the scandal has been flawed.