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Trump Now Rewriting History to Deny Russia Wanted Him to Win in 2016

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Three years ago, American intelligence unanimously concluded that Russia’s interference in the 2016 election had been designed, in part, to damage Hillary Clinton. But Trump has never accepted this finding, as it is woven into the narrative of his corrupt (if not provably criminal) relationship with Moscow. In 2018, a report by Devin Nunes’s House Intelligence Committee ludicrously disputed the conclusion Russia even intervened on Trump’s side at all.

Now that Trump has installed political loyalist Rick Grenell as director of National Intelligence, they are trying to undo that finding. Last night, Fox News reporter Ed Henry excitedly reported to Tucker Carlson that Grenell has produced documents questioning the conclusion Russia opposed Clinton at all. Trump cites that “report” in a new interview........

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