Accusation that Trump ignored 'Russian bounties' refuted

Accusation that Trump ignored 'Russian bounties' refuted

The Washington Post fact-checker lashed out at President Trump last year when he rejected unfounded media claims that Russia had placed bounties on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan and he wasn't doing anything about it.

The Post gave the president "Four Pinocchios" for his comments.

But now the bounty claim has been largely debunked by Biden administration officials. So what is the Washington Post's reaction? It's leaving the "Four Pinocchio" rating on the story.

The paper is merely adding a clarification, drawing scorn from Twitter users who are describing it as yet another "fact-check fail."

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@washingtonpost will you be issuing a retraction, correction or nah ??

— Disenfranchised Voter (@AZStateman) April 16, 2021

The Post's correction was simply called an "Update."

"The Biden administration announced sanctions on Russian individuals and entities in response to the country's election interference, cyberattacks and occupation of Crimea," the Post said. "As part of the sanctions announcement, Biden administration officials disclosed that the U.S. intelligence community has 'low to moderate confidence' in earlier reports that Russian intelligence officers placed bounties on U.S. troops."

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