Anonymous Source Tracker

Frequently updated examples of the media's use of anonymous sources.


Trump family shakes up legal team to confront growing Russia woes ...
... an outside Trump lawyer whose bad press empowered his internal critics, will likely be diminished or leave the team, according to people close to POTUS.

Axios — July 22, 2017


Divisions exposed over £66bn Brexit divorce bill | Politics | The ...
... government will find it easier to sell the divorce bill to the public by presenting it as the price for a future relationship, according to people close to the talks.

Guardian — July 22, 2017


Tom Barrack Juggles Trump Defense and Revamped Property Empire
Such employees are known as friends of Tom, or “FOTs,” by Colony workers, according to people close to the firm. Some FOTs lack the necessary business ...

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


Trump team seeks to control, block Mueller's Russia investigation ...
... case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest and discussing the president's authority to grant pardons, according to people familiar with the effort.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Here's how Trump's lawyers are trying to undercut the Russia probe
President Trump has asked his advisers about his power to pardon people in connection to the Russia probe, according to people familiar with the effort.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Lucid Motors Is Mulling Sale After Takeover Talks With Ford ...
... of financing and is also considering an outright sale after holding early-stage takeover talks with Ford Motor Co., according to people familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


Bank of America Halts Deals With HNA Amid Debt Concerns ...
... for now amid growing concerns about the acquisitive Chinese conglomerate's debt levels and ownership structure, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


U.S. dairy lobby increases pressure on Canada; NAFTA fight looms
... as talks to renegotiate NAFTA draw closer, demanding concessions the Canadian government looks unwilling to grant, according to people familiar with the file.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


At the White House, an abrupt chain reaction: Spicer out ...
... set off an unexpected chain reaction, with White House press secretary Sean Spicer resigning in protest, according to people familiar with the departure.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


U.S. Readies Sanctions Against Top Venezuelans - Bloomberg
... plays out, according to people familiar with the discussions. Among the measures creating divisions is whether to impose some sort of ban on crude oil imports ...

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


President Trump's essentially unlimited pardon power, explained - Vox
... his advisers about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself in connection with the probe," according to someone "familiar with the effort.

Vox — July 22, 2017


Mets deny report about why they're reluctant to recall Amed Rosario
Klapisch reported Saturday that according to someone familiar with management's thinking, general manager Sandy Alderson and the Mets' brass don't want to ...

USA Today — July 22, 2017


White House squeezes Jeff Flake - POLITICO
At the top of the agenda, according to three people familiar with the event, was a prospective Graham primary against Flake. During the meeting, which was also ...

Politico — July 22, 2017


Exclusive: U.S. bank card companies to seek licenses to operate in ...
The People's Bank of China (PBOC), the central bank, issued the guidelines on June 30, according to three people familiar with the matter and a copy of the ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Flake challengers meeting with White House - POLITICO
... he or DeWit would likely get substantial backing from conservatives should either enter the contest, according to three people familiar with the conversation.

Politico — July 22, 2017


MCCAIN OUT due to eye surgery: McConnell delays health care ...
The comment drew private guffaws, according to three people familiar with it. “ What the hell is energy week?” one person familiar with the comment mused ...

Politico — July 22, 2017


Trump expected to make Scaramucci communications director - Axios
2. official at the Environmental Protection Agency, according to two people familiar with the decision-making process. The expected appointment for deputy EPA ...

Axios — July 22, 2017


Trump reportedly asked lawyers about his power to pardon aides ...
Currently, the discussions of pardoning authority by Trump's legal team is purely theoretical, according to two people familiar with the ongoing conversations.

Slate — July 22, 2017


A California businessman born in former Soviet Union also attended ...
... in June 2016 was attended by a California businessman born in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Cable TV upheaval prompts a wave of media merger talks - LA Times
... Networks Interactive, which owns such prominent channels as HGTV, Food Network and Travel Channel, according to two people familiar with the talks.

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Spicer resigns as White House press secretary, Scaramucci to be ...
Stephen K. Bannon, Trump's senior strategist, also opposed the hiring, according to two people familiar with the discussions. Though Bannon — the former ...

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


A bombshell story alleges R. Kelly is holding women against their ...
In 2002, an anonymous source dropped a videotape into DeRogatis's home mailbox. It was the infamous “child pee” tape, 26 minutes and 39 seconds of footage ...

Vox — July 22, 2017


Football star 'very happy' after reuniting with puppy that was ...
... and contacted Whitehead through the app, saying he had recently bought the dog from an anonymous source not realizing that the puppy was stolen.

ABC News — July 22, 2017


Trump set a red line for Robert Mueller. And now Mueller has ...
The report quoted an anonymous source as saying that Trump's financial ties to Russia are the focus: “FBI investigators and others are looking at Russian ...

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Dallas Cowboys star opens up about his puppy being kidnapped ...
... Blitz was taken from his Texas home Sunday and held for ransom before being returned by a man who said he bought the dog from an "anonymous source."

ABC News — July 22, 2017


State sponsored hackers infiltrate the UK's energy sector | Daily Mail ...
Technology website Motherboard raised the alarm after it received a copy of the report from an anonymous source inside the industry. It is likely that a number of ...

Daily Mail — July 22, 2017


How 'Calculating and Methodical' R. Kelly Groomed A 'Naive' Young ...
It was DeRogatis, who, having received the tape from an anonymous source in 2000, turned it over to police. TMZ's sources, say the unidentified 20-year-old met  ...

Daily Beast — July 22, 2017


Talk of the County - Lake County News-Sun
Breaking news from the lamestream media — We have found out from an anonymous source who put a camera in Donald Trump's shower head that he was ...

Chicago Tribune — July 22, 2017


Break-in reported at office of GOP senator considered swing vote in ...
A "threatening note" was also left at the office after the break-in, according to 8 News Now, based on an anonymous source. Las Vegas police would not confirm  ...

Chicago Tribune — July 22, 2017


Ann Coulter believes Delta flap was politically motivated, posts ...
So all these people who don't like Ann Coulter don't accept a text from an anonymous source, but will accept anonymous sources posted by CNN, MSNBC, etc.

Fox News — July 22, 2017


Hungary, Israel seek closer ties as Orban campaign unnerves Jews
... in the car industry, as Central Europe hosts assembly plants of major manufacturers, the Israeli ambassador and an official close to Netanyahu told Reuters.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Hampton Creek's entire board is said to leave except for CEO ...
Tetrick is now the only remaining board member, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the information is private. Departures include Bon ...

Chicago Tribune — July 22, 2017


Ed Royce stopped Dana Rohrabacher from going to Russia last ...
But a senior House GOP aide who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to reporters said Thursday it was House Foreign Affairs ...

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Exclusive: U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks ...
The plan is to hold seven rounds of talks at three-week intervals, according to two Mexican officials who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Greek Bond Sale Is Said to Be Delayed by IMF Debt Cap Rule ...
... Fund on the amount of debt the country can hold, according to three officials familiar with the matter who asked not to be identified as the talks are confidential .

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


Fireworks link emerges in Justine's death
A source with knowledge of Minneapolis law enforcement, who asked not to be identified, told AAP on Tuesday it "would be good common sense to investigate"  ...

MSN — July 22, 2017


Exclusive: Three sides agree on seven rounds of NAFTA talks ...
The two Mexican officials, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the three nations had agreed on the seven round time ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Acacia Officials Said to Be Interrogated by Tanzanian Agents ...
... interrogated since his initial detention. The people, familiar with the company in London, asked not to be identified as the incident hasn't been made public.

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


China clamping down on use of VPNs to evade Great Firewall
A Western diplomat who asked not to be identified further due to the sensitivity of the issue said companies have told his government they worry the controls ...

Associated Press — July 22, 2017


Cosmo DiNardo Took a Dark Turn Before Bucks County Killings ...
The woman confirmed that the exchange was authentic, but like several acquaintances of Mr. DiNardo's who spoke of his behavior, asked not to be identified by ...

New York Times — July 22, 2017


Sessions Says He Isn't Quitting After Trump Disparages Him
... an open way is different from previous presidents, said an official, who asked not to be identified discussing Sessions's response to the president's comments.

MSN — July 22, 2017


Indian e-commerce firm Flipkart lifts bid for rival Snapdeal to up to ...
The sources, who asked not to be named as the discussions are not public, said talks between the two sides are ongoing. Flipkart, Snapdeal and its main ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Mosul morgue workers struggle to cope with 'river of blood' | Reuters
"A lot of blood has been shed," said an employee at the morgue, who asked not to be named. "Iraq used to have two rivers: the Tigris and the Euphrates. Now we  ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


India's Jet Airways cutting pilot pay to trim costs -sources
1, is likely to impact up to 400 pilots, said the two sources, who asked not to be named. A third source close to the development said Jet had to make some work  ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


BBC pay: Rows brew as Chris Evans & Gary Linekar top list | Daily ...
One top female broadcaster, a household name who asked not to be named, told MailOnline today that learning how much less she earned than male ...

Daily Mail — July 22, 2017


Bodies of eight slain soldiers found in northern Mali
A senior army officer, who asked not to be named, said a team sent to the scene had been able to identify the bodies as those of the missing soldiers. They were ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


U.S., UK officials to explore post-Brexit trade agreement
The official from the U.S. Trade Representative's office, who asked not to be named, said the meeting would be held on July 24-25 and include Britain's ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


India's Jet Airways cutting junior pilot pay to trim costs: sources
The sources asked not to be named due to the sensitivity of the matter. Jet Airways has struggled to keep a tight lid on costs in one of the world's fastest- growing ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Trump administration seeks to sidestep border wall environmental ...
The sources asked not to be named because they are not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. CBP spokesman Carlos Diaz declined to comment on the  ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


'Even the PE kit needs a logo': Primary school's decision to introduce ...
One parent of a child at Dowson, who asked not to be named, said: “They were previously allowed to wear a yellow polo shirt, a navy jumper and grey or navy ...

Mirror — July 22, 2017


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