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.

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)

NEW YORK-- For nearly a year, the news media in the United States has been completely and utterly dominated by one story above all the rest – Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, also known as “Russiagate.” The firestorm first began when Hillary Clinton - darling of the U.S. intelligence community, the mainstream

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Trump: If The DOJ Wants To Arrest Assange, “It’s OK With Me”

As for Donald Trump “loving” Wikileaks, that was so six months ago.

President-elect Donald Trump talks to reporters at Mar-a-Lago, Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2016, in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP/Evan Vucci)

Having selected several key excerpts from Donald Trump's lengthy AP interview earlier, we urge readers looking for fascinating yet surreal bedtime reading to give the full, nearly 8,000 word transcript a try, as it contains bizarro excerpts such as this: AP: You did put out though, as a candidate, you put out a 100-day plan. Do you feel like you

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AP Investigation: Paul Manafort Worked To Undermine Anti-Russian Opposition

Manafort’s plans were laid out in documents obtained by the AP that included strategy memoranda and records showing international wire transfers for millions of dollars. How much work Manafort performed under the contract was unclear.

Paul Manafort, right, and Stephen Miller, senior policy adviser for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump appear on stage ahead of Trump's speech, Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in New York.

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin a decade ago and proposed an ambitious political strategy to undermine anti-Russian opposition across former Soviet republics, The Associated Press has learned. The

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Associated Press Reporter Shot By Israeli Forces

Since the renewed wave of unrest and violence broke a year ago, at least 79 Palestinian journalists have been detained by Israel.

The Associated Press Photographer Majdi Mohammed shows a bruise after he was hit with a rubber bullet while covering clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinians in the town of al Ram, West Bank, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2016. Mohammed said that while he was covering the clashes, one of the Israelis cursed him and ordered him to leave. He said that as he turned around to leave, he was shot from close range in the back of his shoulder, an area that was not covered by his protective vest.

Palestinian photographer Majdi Mohammed, who covers Palestine and Israel for the Associated Press, was verbally attacked and then shot by Israeli occupation forces during clashes in the West Bank’s al-Ram village. The reporter was covering an arrest raid by Israeli forces in the village Sunday when residents began protesting against the troops,

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‘WikiLeaks Did Not Disclose “Gays” To The Saudi Govt’: Whistleblower Site Fires Back Against Media Attacks

‘We expect many more recycled attacks like AP’s today as our leaks continue,’ WikiLeaks tweeted, suggesting the U.S. mainstream media wants to repair its relationship with Hillary Clinton ahead of the election.

A figure depicts Julian Assange on a cross on top of a supporter of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during a vigil outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. (AP /Sang Tan)

AUSTIN, Texas --- WikiLeaks has filed a formal complaint accusing The Associated Press of violating journalistic ethics in a recent report that claimed the transparency site was responsible for “outing” private data belonging to Saudi citizens. The Aug. 23 investigation by AP reporters Raphael Satter and Maggie Michael accused WikiLeaks of

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AP Files Suit For FBI’s Refusal To Come Clean On ‘Fake Reporter’ Operations

‘While the public clearly has a strong, compelling interest in knowing more about the FBI’s use of this tactic, the FBI seems determined to withhold that information,’ says lawyer involved with the case.

FBI Director James Comey is under fire, and now facing a lawsuit, for the agency's impersonation of an AP reporter. "We cannot overstate how damaging it is for federal agents to pose as journalists," said Katie Townsend of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. (Photo: AP File/Evan Vucci)

Following public outrage expressed when it was first discovered last year, the Associated Press took legal action against the Department of Justice on Thursday for the FBI's failure to come clean about details surrounding its decision to  impersonate an AP reporter as part of a covert investigation. Along with the Reporters Committee for Freedom

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