I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier – The New York Times

Exactly one year ago BuzzFeed published what’s now known simply as “the dossier”: a set of reports put together by a former British intelligence officer named Christopher Steele during the 2016 presidential campaign. The 35-page dossier suggested that the Russian government had both compromised and colluded with President-elect Donald Trump.

Our choice to publish the dossier was greeted by outrage from two sources. Journalistic traditionalists didn’t like the idea of sharing an unfiltered, unverified document with the public, whatever the caveats and context. NBC’s Chuck Todd told me on air, “You just published fake news.” Mr. Trump agreed. He described CNN’s reporting on the dossier as “fake news” and called BuzzFeed a “failing pile of garbage.”

FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR

https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/09/opinion/im-proud-we-published-the-trump-russia-dossier.html?referer=http://www.drudgereport.com/

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