Whistleblower: DHS officials distorted intel to match Trump rhetoric

Source: NBC News - View Original Article
Published: Sep 12, 2020
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Bias Rating:

50% Neutral


Bias Score Calculation:

This article includes the following sentiments, providing an average bias score of 50% Neutral:

  • 4 negative sentiments for Border Wall
  • 2 negative sentiments for Iran


Policies:

Iran
Border Wall

Sentiments

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  •   Conservative
-60% "In March 2019, the complaint says, Murphy gave Nielsen documentation showing that no more than three known or suspected terrorists had crossed the southern ..."
-61% "The Trump administration has sought to emphasize the role of China and Iran because those countries are assessed by intelligence agencies to prefer that ..."
-63% "The complaint says Murphy repeatedly tried to set his bosses straight on the lack of terrorists crossing the southern border, but was rebuffed.""
-64% "The complaint also says then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave false testimony to Congress in December 2018 about the numbers of suspected terrorists crossing the ..."
-66% "In mid-May 2020, for example, the complaint says Wolf instructed Mr. Murphy to cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in ..."


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Contributing sentiments towards policy:

40% : That allegation mirrors the findings of an NBC News report in January 2019, which determined that the Trump administration was misrepresenting the data on suspected terrorists crossing the southern border, claiming thousands when in fact there were almost none
40% : In March 2019, the complaint says, Murphy gave Nielsen documentation showing that no more than three known or suspected terrorists had crossed the southern border, "not 3,755 individuals she had previously attested to in her (Congressional) testimony on December 20, 2018."
39% : The Trump administration has sought to emphasize the role of China and Iran because those countries are assessed by intelligence agencies to prefer that Trump loses the election.
37% : The complaint says Murphy repeatedly tried to set his bosses straight on the lack of terrorists crossing the southern border, but was rebuffed.
36% : The complaint also says then-DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen gave false testimony to Congress in December 2018 about the numbers of suspected terrorists crossing the southern border.
34% : In mid-May 2020, for example, the complaint says Wolf "instructed Mr. Murphy to cease providing intelligence assessments on the threat of Russian interference in the United States, and instead start reporting on interference activities by China and Iran."

*Our bias meter rating uses data science including sentiment analysis, machine learning and our proprietary algorithm for determining biases in news articles. The rating is an independent analysis and is not affiliated nor sponsored by the news source or any other organization

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