NBC: Intel Officials ‘Don’t Believe’ Trump Dossier; Just ‘Political Junk’

‘Reporter Cynthia McFadden revealed that U.S. intelligence officials deemed rumors of a Russian dossier of damaging information about the President-elect to not be credible’

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NBC: Intel Officials ‘Don’t Believe’ Trump Dossier; Just ‘Political Junk’ (NewsBusters)

During NBC’s special live coverage of Donald Trump’s press conference on Wednesday, reporter Cynthia McFadden revealed that U.S. intelligence officials deemed rumors of a Russian dossier of damaging information about the President-elect to not be credible. She explained to NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt: “...as far as they are concerned, and I’m going to quote now, ‘Intel and law enforcement officials agree that none of the investigations have found any conclusive or direct link between Donald Trump and the Russian government, period.’”

McFadden further informed viewers: “They wanted it available, we are told, so that if they felt they needed to explain to the President-elect the difference between vetted intelligence...and this raw kind of disinformation that’s out there.” She paraphrased the officials saying, “This is the kind of political junk that's out there, we don't believe it.”

 

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