The NYT/Wapo bombs are flying early today. Shortly after the New York Times dropped a story alleging that Trump bragged to the Russians about firing the "nut job" James Comey, the Washington Post has just dropped another bomb of their own alleging that a senior White House adviser and "someone close to the president" is under scrutiny by investigators looking into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign.
The law enforcement investigation into possible coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign has identified a current White House official as a significant person of interest, showing that the probe is reaching into the highest levels of government, according to people familiar with the matter.
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The senior White House adviser under scrutiny by investigators is someone close to the president, according to these people, who would not further identify the official.
Today's bombshell du jour, comes to us courtesy of yet another batch of anonymous sources. That said, this time WaPo went even one step further and left out the target of their political hit job as well, describing him/her only as "someone close to the president." So now we have anonymous sources and anonymous targets, the definition of 'quality journalism'.
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Shortly after the article dropped, the White House released the following statement reiterating their previous assertions that they welcome a "thorough investigation" which they say "will confirm that there...
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