• Does US intel disagree about Russian meddling?

    Lacey Russell, Nick Scott, Cassie Spodak
    CNN's Jim Sciutto explains the context behind Donald Trump's quote that "only 3 or 4" U.S. intelligence agencies made assessments on Russian meddling.


  • Jim Sciutto is CNN's chief national security correspondent based in Washington, D.C. He reports and provides analysis across the network's programs and platforms on all aspects of U.S. national security including foreign policy, the military, intelligence community, and the ongoing Russia investigation. Sciutto also serves as a fill-in anchor for several of the network's programs including The Lead with Jake Tapper and Erin Burnett OutFront.

    Sciutto has reported from throughout Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the Arctic with the U.S. military and senior U.S. leaders and played a key role in CNN's overseas coverage of the Charlie Hebdo and Paris terrorist attacks in France and the violent elections in the Ukraine.

    Sciutto is the author of a book on the driving forces behind Islamic radicalization, Against Us: The New Face of America's Enemies in the Muslim World and is in the process of writing a second book on Russian and Chinese efforts to undermine the U.S., entitled The Shadow War, to be published in 2019 by Harper Collins. 

    Sciutto's one-hour CNN special, Targeting Terror: Inside the Intelligence War, was recognized with a 2016 Headliner Award for documentaries and his reporting from inside Iran during the 2009 election protests earned him an Edward R. Murrow award. He was also awarded the George Polk Award and a citation for Excellence from the Overseas Press Club for his undercover reporting from Myanmar, where he bucked government restrictions to tell the stories of that country's repressive regime. Additionally, his reporting for the series Iraq: Where Things Stand was recognized with an Emmy Award for two consecutive years. 

    Prior to joining CNN, Sciutto served as ABC News' senior foreign correspondent, based primarily in London and later in Washington. In his role, he reported from more than 50 countries across the globe including dozens of assignments from inside Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran.

    Prior to ABC News, he served as the Hong Kong-based correspondent for Asia Business News. A graduate from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in Chinese history, Sciutto began his career as the moderator and producer of a weekly public affairs talk show on PBS.

    Sciutto has also served as chief of staff and senior advisor to the U.S. Ambassador to China, Gary Locke.

    Along with CNN colleagues Jake Tapper, Carl Bernstein and Evan Perez, Sciutto was awarded the White House Correspondence Association's Merriman Smith Award in the broadcast category for their January 2017 report on how the intelligence community believed Russia had compromising information on then President-elect Trump.

    Jim is married to Gloria Riviera-Sciutto, Washington Correspondent for ABC News.

    Follow Jim on Twitter @JimSciutto