Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Trump's Beloved WikiLeaks Hold New Danger as Stone Indicted ...
... tool of Russia began to take shape inside the U.S. government, said the former official, who asked to remain anonymous speaking about a sensitive matter.

Bloomberg    January 26, 2019


Google Memo on Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company ...
... bonuses, sparked heated debate when it was shared inside the technology company for the first time this week, according to people familiar with the situation .

Bloomberg    January 26, 2019


CEOs of Six Top Banks to Testify Before Congress - WSJ
... together before House lawmakers in Congress this spring, according to people familiar with the matter, for the first time since shortly after the financial crisis.

Wall Street Journal    January 26, 2019


How Congress got Trump to climb down, end shutdown _ for now
Pelosi, however, had already waved off the idea, and Schumer said Democrats would not support it, according to a senior Democratic aide. Pelosi had kept her ...

Associated Press    January 26, 2019


Juvenile Product Maker DockATot Weighs a Sale - WSJ
The privately held company engaged Jefferies to run its sales process, said people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


Intel Searches (and Searches) for a New C.E.O. - The New York Times
These people, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the process, said Intel directors seemed divided on what to do.

New York Times    January 25, 2019


'Complete, total surrender': Why Trump waved the white flag ...
“Most have gone beyond their public comments in private,” one of the senior administration officials said, though the person refused to provide any evidence that ...

Politico    January 25, 2019


Rothschilds Sell Last Piece of Austrian Empire After 200 Years ...
... to the Vienna-based packaging firm Prinzhorn Holding GmbH, according to three people familiar with the deal, who requested anonymity since the transaction ...

Bloomberg    January 25, 2019


Already Stretched Thin, IRS Staff Plagued by No-Shows in Shutdown
... the unit responsible for processing returns and answering the phone lines -- hadn't returned as of Tuesday, said a House Democratic aide briefed on the plan.

Bloomberg    January 25, 2019


Woman recalls moment family learned they were target of 1999 ...
... before he made his move to Cedar Lodge, where he'd eventually unleash a rage that had been simmering for years, according to people close to him.

ABC News    January 25, 2019


Trump to speak about shutdown amid airport disruptions
The Democrats were waiting Friday to hear back from McConnell about his discussions with the White House, according to a Senate Democratic aide who was ...

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown
... for border wall money through regular legislation, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss the private talks publicly.

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


Canadian police make 2 arrests in national security probe
A law enforcement official confirmed the FBI's involvement. Both officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


'Prisoner of his own impulse': Inside Trump's cave to end shutdown ...
Ryan had warned the president against a shutdown and told him it would be politically disastrous, according to a person familiar with their conversations.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


The Latest: Trump signs bill to end government shutdown - The ...
But it will not be next week as once planned, according to a person familiar with the planning but unauthorized to discuss it. — By AP writer Laurie Kellman. ___.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


AP source: Justin Wilson, Mets agree to $10M, 2-year deal - The ...
The agreement was disclosed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


AP Exclusive: Anti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talks - The ...
Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the administration's planning. Playing a key role behind the scenes was ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


For now, Pentagon on margins of American response to Venezuela ...
One defense official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, pushed back on any notion that additional U.S. ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


SOON: President Trump speaks about the shutdown
A senior Democratic aide rejected the idea of a down payment on a border wall, citing the President's proposal getting fewer votes than the Democratic proposal ...

CNN    January 25, 2019


China Counters Selloff by Cutting Markets Some Slack - WSJ
... securities regulator has told the Shanghai exchange to apply existing guidelines for IPO approvals to the new board, according to people briefed on the matter ...

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


FAA Briefly Delays Flights at LaGuardia, Other Airports as Shutdown ...
One step to resolve the staff shortage in the Washington facility, according to people briefed on the matter, was to reduce the number of flights headed for ...

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


Inside the Trump administration's diplomatic intervention in Venezuela
... senior administration official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Guaidó's team told the Trump administration that after Maduro's Jan.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


The juiciest morsel in Mueller's charges against Roger Stone ...
A source familiar with the situation said Bannon was advised by Mueller's team that he's only a fact witness in the investigation and not a subject or target ...

Politico    January 25, 2019


Elior Group S.A.: Private Company Information - Bloomberg
Elior Group S.A. (ENXTPA:ELIOR) expects bids for its Areas unit, by the end of January, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters. The source said that ...

Bloomberg    January 25, 2019


'Whistleblower' in White House security clearance office gets ...
Two sources who did not want to be identified confirmed that Kline had moved files out of Newbold's reach. Laura Strickler. Laura Strickler is an investigative ...

NBC News    January 25, 2019


Lawmakers prep bipartisan bill to curtail Trump's tariff authority ...
and Ron Kind (D-Wis.) are expected to introduce the House version, two sources close to the effort told POLITICO. | Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images. trade ...

Politico    January 25, 2019


Knicks Make Tim Hardaway Jr. and Courtney Lee Available for Trade
7 trade deadline, according to three people familiar with the team's stance. The team's motivation in both cases is largely financial, according to the people, who  ...

New York Times    January 24, 2019


Two Competing Plans to End Shutdown Fail in the Senate - The ...
... Republican senators vented their concern to Vice President Mike Pence about the prolonged shutdown, according to two people familiar with the discussion, ...

New York Times    January 24, 2019


Waters plans fresh scrutiny of nation's big banks - POLITICO
... to testify soon at what could be an intense House hearing led by new Financial Services Chairwoman Maxine Waters, sources familiar with the matter said.

Politico    January 24, 2019


State of Play: U.S.-China Trade Negotiations `Miles' From Deal ...
... and denied any of state-led intellectual property theft while asking for evidence from the U.S. that it is taking place, according to officials briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    January 24, 2019


Oops: A Brief History of Some of the Market's Worst Fat Fingers ...
... which experienced software errors causing the firm to spew unintentional orders from the first moments of trading, according to a person briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    January 24, 2019


Trump Says He'll Put Off State of the Union Until After Shutdown ...
A White House official, who refused to be identified, denied the administration leaked the information about the commercial flight. The acrimony has added to the ...

Bloomberg    January 24, 2019


World's Worst Hedge Fund Region Had a December to Forget ...
Here are some of the other Asian funds that lost money in 2018, according to people with direct knowledge of their operations. Representatives for the funds ...

Bloomberg    January 24, 2019


Top Natixis Asia Salesman Is Said to Exit After $295 Million Hit ...
The trades that went awry involved so-called autocallables in South Korea, volatile derivatives linked to shares, a person familiar with the matter said in ...

Bloomberg    January 24, 2019


Westford Home Targeted in Three-community Pot Probe
They believed the home had changed hands many times in the past 10 years, so often that Evan, a neighbor who declined to give his last name, said he and his ...

Associated Press    January 24, 2019


AP source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs
CHICAGO (AP) — A person familiar with the situation says free agent reliever Brad Brach and the Chicago Cubs have agreed to a one-year contract that ...

USA Today    January 24, 2019


Power Up: Here's why Trump isn't budging on his border wall - The ...
... also adjusting his position as his popularity suffers in public polls, according to a person close to him and White House officials,” report Dawsey and Costa.

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


Koch network tells donors it plans to stay out of 2020 race, once ...
The network's plan to stay out of the 2020 race was quietly relayed to major donors in recent months, according to people familiar with the conversations.

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


Canadian police make 2 arrests in national security probe - The ...
The official was not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity. (Lars Hagberg/The Canadian Press via AP) (Associated Press). By Rob ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


AP source: MLB seeks to increase DL, option time
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because the plans were not publicly announced. The minimum length of time an injured player spends ...

USA Today    January 24, 2019


AP source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs - The ...
24, 2019. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Brach and the Cubs have options for 2020. (Jim Mone ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


World Digest: Jan. 24, 2019 - The Washington Post
... security forces in Khartoum sealed off main roads and used tear gas to disperse protesters, said the activists, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


Apple Project Titan: 200 workers laid off self-driving car group
Apple dismissed just over 200 employees this week from Project Titan, its stealthy autonomous vehicle group, people familiar with the matter told CNBC.

USA Today    January 24, 2019


MLB rules changes: How proposals would limit teams
The official requested anonymity because he could not speak publicly as the negotiations are ongoing. The Associated Press was first to report the news.

USA Today    January 24, 2019


The Daily 202: An unintended consequence? Shutdown highlights ...
... the president to dig in while also adjusting his position as his popularity suffers in public polls, according to a person close to him and White House officials.”.

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


Trump's shutdown gift to Pelosi: A unified Democratic caucus - The ...
Officials think it will be harder for Democrats to keep sticking together amid Trump's offers, according to a person familiar with White House thinking who was not ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


AP source: Pollock agrees to $55M, 4-year deal with Dodgers - The ...
24, 2019 on condition of anonymity because the agreement has not been announced (Ralph Freso, File/Associated Press). By Beth Harris | AP. January 24 .

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


Lawyer: Chris Brown accuser under 'psychological pressure” - The ...
... Press does not typically identify people alleging sexual assault unless they agree to be named or come forward publicly. Serfati's client requested anonymity.

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


S&P Wins Beijing's Approval to Offer Credit-Rating Services in China
A person familiar with the situation said major international ratings companies have been waiting for months for a green light from the central bank, and ...

Wall Street Journal    January 24, 2019


Elizabeth Warren to propose new 'wealth tax' on very rich Americans ...
Warren's proposal includes at least three new mechanisms to combat tax evasion , according to a person familiar with the plan. Those are a significant increase ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


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