The Washington Post started what they had hoped to be a major scandal, but are failing to provide any evidence.
The editors of the liberal newspaper are refusing to share an anonymous letter that apparently serves as the foundation of a potentially big controversy within the White House.
It’s suspicious that the newspaper is refusing to release the evidence which would back their incredulous claims and many are beginning to wonder, what are they hiding?
The “anonymous letter” was part of a front-page article claiming Jared Kushner had private communications with Russian officials, and may have fallen prey to Russian influences.
But the Post refuses to show the evidence to prove the story they have been promoting.
The Daily Caller reports:
The Washington Post editors refuse to publicly release the smoking gun “anonymous letter” that serves as the foundation of their sensational charge that White House advisor Jared Kushner sought a secret, back-channel to Russian officials.
The “anonymous letter” was part of a front-page article claiming the president’s son-in-law sought to set up a private communications channel to Russian officials during a discussion with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The piece was published Sunday and received high profile coverage throughout the long Memorial Day weekend.
“The Post was first alerted in mid-December to the meeting by an anonymous letter, which said, among other things, that Kushner had talked to Kislyak about setting up the communications channel,” the article’s three authors stated.
The Washington Post allegedly reported American intelligence agencies were the ones who discovered the ploy that Kushner had discussed setting up a backchannel with Russian operatives.
But to date, along with no verification of the letter they claim they have, there is no other evidence to back their claims that Kushner spoke secretly with Russian officials.
In reality, The Washington Post either does not own the letter, or is embarrassed of the validity of it and refuses to make it public.
Most news sites, when citing a document as evidence in a story, will provide proof unless it is a very extreme circumstance, one like this one.
The Daily Caller reports:
The question is, what is The Washington Post hiding?
The story is weakened further since its reporters only cite unnamed government officials to confirm the anonymous letter’s charges.
WaPo stated the letter’s allegations were affirmed by unnamed officials “who reviewed the letter and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence.”
As a general rule, The CNF does not post documents if it endangers genuine whistleblowers, ongoing law enforcement or military operations, human life, or public safety.
Otherwise, The DCNF emphasizes openness and transparency, which is especially important for original source documents related to its articles. And if it does not publicly link a document, it explicitly explains to readers the reasons why it has not released a key document.
The Post’s secrecy has produced its doubters. Over the weekend, Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who serves on the Senate Committees on Armed Services and the Judiciary, said he believed The Post’s account was bogus.
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