Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Despite uptick in shootings, Englewood family feels sense of ...
Nearby, a man who did not want to be identified used a broom to clean up shattered glass from his front doorstep. The damage was caused by the gunshots , ...

Chicago Tribune — July 22, 2017


Bed bugs dumped in Ohio man's apartment by vandals | Fox News
"I've had to move my couch away from the window," the woman who did not want to be identified told FOX 19. "I shouldn't have to live like that in my own home." ...

Fox News — July 22, 2017


Air India's missing Jatin Das painting returned in 'torn condition'
It was sent to us from an address in Gurgaon which we later found to be fake,” said the Air India official who did not want to be identified. An internal inquiry team, ...

MSN — July 22, 2017


U.S. to ban its citizens' travel to North Korea: U.S. official - NY Daily ...
A U.S. official, who did not want to be identified, confirmed that the United States planned to announce a ban and said the State Department would provide ...

New York Daily News — July 22, 2017


NSW conwoman sentence 'heartbreaking': mum
Outside court, Azzopardi's mother, who did not want to be identified, told AAP her daughter was a "sweet, adventurous and independent" child growing up.

MSN — July 22, 2017


US may deny resettlement of hundreds of Tamils on Nauru, Manus ...
The ABC spoke yesterday to one Tamil deportee — who did not want to be identified — who also said he had been abused by authorities. After being deported ...

MSN — July 22, 2017


Bonfire damage to apartment can 'never happen again' - BBC News
One female resident, who did not wish to be identified, said the meeting had been "productive". "Everyone still seems confused over who is responsible for what.

BBC — July 22, 2017


India's low-paid garment workers seek $7.6 million compensation
It may not seem like a big amount, but for us it is hard earned money," said the 48 -year-old seamstress, who did not wish to be identified fearing it would impact ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


More than 25 Dalit activists have been murdered in Tamil Nadu over ...
“We receive daily reports from the Additional Director General of Police on the situation,” said the senior official, who did not wish to be identified. “Everything is  ...

Yahoo — July 22, 2017


Warburg Pincus LLC: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Another person who also did not wish to be identified confirmed the development . "Warburg has been looking at rooftop solar distributed generation firms.

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


Supermarket Grocery Supplies Pvt Ltd: Private Company Information ...
The sources did not wish to be identified as discussions are still on and the deal has not been signed yet. When contacted Paytm declined to comment, while ...

Bloomberg — July 22, 2017


Jul 21, 1:07 PM EDT White House deputy press secretary Sarah ...
The people with knowledge of the decision insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the personnel matter publicly. © 2017 The ...

Associated Press — July 22, 2017


Trump legal team looking to investigate Mueller aides
They insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. © 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may ...

Associated Press — July 22, 2017


Trump Rages at Sessions in New York Times Interview - The New ...
The adviser insisted on anonymity in order to discuss the president's thinking. In the interview, Trump also appeared to threaten Mueller, suggesting he had ...

New York Times — July 22, 2017


Trump's lawyers looking for conflicts of interest among Mueller's ...
They insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the investigations, ...

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Trump administration says Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal
... part of the operation, according to those familiar with the situation. They insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


The Latest: Trump tweets that Spicer's future is 'bright' - ABC News
... New York financier Anthony Scaramucci. The people with knowledge of the decision insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the ...

ABC News — July 22, 2017


The Hill Staffer at the Center of the Russia Intrigue - POLITICO ...
According to another aide to Hill who was not authorized to speak on the record, the congressman listened to the pair's pitch and took their research back to ...

Politico — July 22, 2017


Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort to testify before Senate Judiciary ...
... the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session, according to a congressional aide familiar with the matter but not authorized to speak on the record.

USA Today — July 22, 2017


Behind a Chinese Powerhouse, a Web of Family Financial Ties ...
... HNA meets the criteria for large bank shareholders, according to two people with knowledge of discussions who were not authorized to speak on the record.

New York Times — July 22, 2017


U.S. ending laptop ban on Middle Eastern airlines
An airline official briefed on the matter said the directive gave airlines more flexibility and additional time to obtain explosive trace detection equipment.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Mexico to US flights have extra security measures set up | Daily Mail ...
An airline official briefed on the matter said the directive gave airlines more flexibility and additional time to obtain explosive trace detection equipment.

Daily Mail — July 22, 2017


All options on the table for dealing with Venezuela: U.S. official
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity on a conference call with reporters, declined to detail the options under consideration against Venezuela.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Spanish banker Miguel Blesa found dead on country estate
... head of the ill-fated Madrid-based savings bank Caja Madrid, had a shotgun wound in the chest, said the relative, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


U.S., China Fail to Agree on Trade Issues, Casting Doubt on Other ...
... agree on most major bilateral trade and economic issues that were important to the United States, a senior U.S. official said on condition of anonymity because ...

New York Times — July 22, 2017


Trump invites Republican senators to healthcare lunch on Wednesday
"There is movement on healthcare," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity, and without providing further detail on developments. Reporting by ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Trump weighing Scaramucci for White House communications director
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Scaramucci is being interviewed for the job but that it had not yet been offered. Scaramucci, a Republican ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Yemen kills 11 civilians - The ...
All officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak to the press. The war has been mired in stalemate for most of the last two ...

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers
The officials were not authorized to publicly discuss private conversations and spoke on condition of anonymity. Deep divisions are increasingly apparent within  ...

Associated Press — July 22, 2017


U.S. threatens more sanctions on Venezuela - LA Times
A senior Trump administration official, briefing reporters Tuesday on condition of anonymity to discuss planning, said "all options" were on the table to pressure ...

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Pau Gasol returning to Spurs on three-year deal
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not made an official announcement. Gasol, 37, declined the $16 million option on his ...

Boston Globe — July 22, 2017


Inspiring Little Fear in Senators, Trump Struggles to Sell Health Bill ...
A Republican senator, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he wanted to preserve his relationship with Mr. Trump, put it more bluntly. The president ...

New York Times — July 22, 2017


Report: Republican says Trump doesn't even scare Senate pages ...
The GOP senator, who spoke to The New York Times on the condition of anonymity, said Trump doesn't scare anyone in the Senate. The comments came after ...

The Hill — July 22, 2017


US unsuccessfully presses China on ambitious steel cuts in trade talks
... to cut its steel production, according to people with knowledge of the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to comment on private discussions.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


This 'crown jewel' of wildlife refuges is one of the world's top bird ...
... levee wall and fence, according to a federal Homeland Security official who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe internal planning for the wall.

Los Angeles Times — July 22, 2017


Steven Mnuchin, Trump's treasury secretary, is hurtling toward his ...
One former Treasury official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive agency deliberations, said officials are now “brushing up on options in ...

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Will proposed cuts undermine Trump's vision of 'energy dominance ...
“There is a complete void of leadership,” said an upper-level official at the department who spoke on the condition of anonymity to protect himself from retaliation.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad Syrian rebels, a ...
"This is a momentous decision," said a current official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a covert program. "Putin won in Syria." The decision ...

Chicago Tribune — July 22, 2017


Jeff Sessions says he plans to stay in role, despite Trump's ...
... trusted advisers and has drifted from the president's inner circle, according to two White House officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid.

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


A battered ISIS grows ever more dependent on lone wolves, simple ...
The official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence assessments, said that Belgium's biggest problem is no longer the foreign fighters or ...

Washington Post — July 22, 2017


Trump blindsided by implosion of GOP health care bill - POLITICO
According to several people briefed on the matter, Trump and McConnell were prepared to make similar statements Monday evening. But Trump pre-empted the  ...

Politico — July 22, 2017


Regulators review German bank at the center of Trump's finances ...
Separately, Deutsche Bank has been in contact with federal investigators about the Trump accounts, according to two people briefed on the matter. And the bank  ...

Boston Globe — July 22, 2017


Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism
DE) has been in contact with federal investigators about Trump's accounts, citing two people briefed on the matter. And the bank was expecting to eventually ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Tax reform air cover, coming soon - POLITICO
“Separately, Deutsche Bank has been in contact with federal investigators about the Trump accounts, according to two people briefed on the matter. And the ...

Politico — July 22, 2017


First Read's Morning Clips: Donald Trump v. Jeff Sessions - NBC ...
Separately, Deutsche Bank has been in contact with federal investigators about the Trump accounts, according to two people briefed on the matter. And the bank  ...

NBC News — July 22, 2017


Trump Picks Richard Grenell, Former Diplomatic Aide, as Envoy to ...
Mr. Trump made the offer last week at the White House during a visit by Mr. Grenell, who agreed to take the job if confirmed, the people briefed on the matter said ...

New York Times — July 22, 2017


Procter & Gamble Faces Showdown With Activist Investor - The ...
... Gamble in February, Trian had held about a half-dozen meetings with the company, outlining its arguments, according to two people briefed on the matter.

Boston Globe — July 22, 2017


U.S. to deploy officials in Qatar in counter-terrorism accord: sources
... at the Qatari state prosecutor's office as part of a Qatari-U.S. agreement signed this month to fight the financing of terrorism, people familiar with the matter said.

Reuters — July 22, 2017


Blackstone backs ex-TPG-Axon executive's new fund with seed ...
Now Blackstone plans to write checks to as many as 14 other managers in addition to Arisawa, the people familiar with the matter said. Competition to be part of ...

Reuters — July 22, 2017


David French
... Goldman Sachs Group Inc's co-head of mergers and acquisitions in the Americas, is retiring on July 1, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday .

Reuters — July 22, 2017


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