NY Times Investigates Reporter Accused of Having Romantic Relationship With Source

Washington Free Beacon | 10/18/2011 | Alex Griswold
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BY: Alex Griswold

The New York Times reported Tuesday it had opened an investigation into its own reporter after the federal government alleged she had a romantic relationship with a source.

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The Times broke the story last week that the Justice Department secretly surveilled the emails of their reporter Ali Watkins as part of an investigation into the leaks of classified information. Former Senate Intelligence Committee aide James Wolfe was arrested and incited the same day for allegedly leaking information to Watkins over the course of her career at BuzzFeed, Politico, and the Times.

The federal indictment claimed Wolfe and Watkins carried out a three-year relationship, beginning when Watkins she was an intern with McClatchy. It is at that point Wolfe is alleged to have started providing scoops to the young reporter. At the time, the college senior was lauded for her role in breaking a story about how the Obama administration was spying on Senate aides.

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While defending its reporter from government intrusion, the...
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