More Unnamed Sources Used by New York Times

Jun 16, 2017

In yet another incident where the mainstream media cites unnamed sources to launch attacks on President Trump and his administration the New York Times cited five unnamed federal officials in a report that Robert Mueller is investigating Trump for obstruction of justice. These incidents are raising grave concern among legal scholars.

First, there is no way to confirm the reports or even the existence of the sources. In addition, if these sources are real and the leaks are coming from the office of the Special Counsel or other federal employees they are direct violations of federal law and could result in prosecutions. They also may raise concerns about the non-partisan nature of the Special Counsel’s investigation.