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Mon Jul 9, 2018, 02:59 PM

A journalist's conscience leads her to reveal her source to the FBI. Here's why.



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“On its face, I broke one of the cardinal rules of journalism, but what he was doing should cause a source to lose protection,” Wheeler told me in a lengthy phone interview.

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But her dealings with him have brought her around to believing something she initially questioned: that Russian interference in the 2016 election was a very real thing, and that Trump associates played a part.

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Her blog post centers on a text message she says she got from the source on Nov. 9, 2016 — about 14 hours after the polls closed — predicting that Michael Flynn, who would be Trump’s appointee for national security adviser, would be meeting with “Team Al-Assad” within 48 hours. Russia has been perhaps the Assad regime’s staunchest ally.

As she noted: “The substance of the text — that the Trump team started focusing on Syria right after the election — has been corroborated and tied to their discussions with Russia at least twice since then.”

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https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/she-broke-a-cardinal-rule-of-journalism-by-revealing-her-source-to-the-fbi-heres-why/2018/07/06/b3201632-8128-11e8-b9a5-7e1c013f8c33_story.html?utm_term=.ea59f05064f8




This is a good read.

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