The latest Fake News is designed to keep the Russia-Trump probe alive by putting pressure on the House Intelligence Committee to extend the investigation. The lie is that 80% of the Russian contacts with the Trump administration have not been investigated. Where did the leftist think tank Center for American Progress come up with these numbers? They twisted the numbers to get the results that they wanted. They lied and here is how.
As Written and Reported By Byron York for the Washington Examiner:
Lately Democrats have accused Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee of prematurely shutting down the Trump-Russia investigation without interviewing many key witnesses. The committee “obtained either no or incomplete information about 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and Russians, or groups and individuals with strong Russia ties like WikiLeaks,” NBC reported Thursday.
“The House Intelligence Committee shuttered its investigation today, concluding they had found no evidence of collusion,” NBC’s Heidi Przbyla said on “Hardball.” “We’ll have a new report … showing they overlooked 81 percent of the known contacts between Trump officials and the Russians.”
“Nunes — don’t know nothing,” said host Chris Matthews, referring to the committee’s Republican chairman, Rep. Devin Nunes.
NBC relied on a study by something called the Moscow Project, which is part of the lefty think tank Center for American Progress. On Thursday, the Project claimed there were “at least 70 known contacts between Trump’s team and Russia-linked operatives during the campaign and transition,” and that “in 81 percent of these cases, the House Intel committee obtained either no or partial information from the relevant Trump representative.”
Is that true? Did the House Intelligence Committee really fail to interview the vast majority of those people? The answer is no, it’s not true. Here is the actual……
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