Anonymous Source Tracker

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


Emin Agalarov, Russian singer linked to Trump family, cancels ...
The Agalarovs were in talks with Trump about a real estate deal in Moscow that would include a Trump Tower, but according to a person familiar with the deal, ...

NBC News    January 24, 2019


Officials rejected Jared Kushner for top secret security clearance, but ...
After reviewing the file, CIA officers who make clearance decisions balked, two of the people familiar with the matter said. One called over to the White House ...

NBC News    January 24, 2019


AP source: Pollock agrees to $55M, 4-year deal with Dodgers
The person spoke on condition of anonymity Thursday because the agreement had not been announced. The agreement includes a $10 million player option for  ...

Associated Press    January 24, 2019


Cabrera finalizes $3.5M deal to be Rangers 3B after Beltre - The ...
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, because the deal is pending a physical for the 33-year-old ...

Washington Post    January 24, 2019


AP source: reliever Brach agrees to $4.35M deal with Cubs
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. Brach and the Cubs have options for 2020. The right-hander had ...

Associated Press    January 24, 2019


Taiwan EVA Air incident sparks outrage - CNN
Two and a half hours into the 14-hour journey, he asked to use the business class lavatory, according to the flight attendant, who declined to be named.

CNN    January 23, 2019


Trump expected to recognize Venezuelan opposition leader as ...
... president of Venezuela once Guaido takes the oath of office, a move that could take place as early as Wednesday, three sources familiar with the matter said.

CNN    January 23, 2019


Japan's General Oyster Said to Draw Deal Interest From China ...
... been approached by several Chinese companies interested in buying a stake or perhaps acquiring the business, according to people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


Pelosi Blocks Trump State of the Union During Government Shutdown
A White House official, who refused to be identified, denied the administration leaked the information about the commercial flight. (Updates with quote from ...

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


Fed Said to Probe Deutsche Bank Over Suspicious Danske Cash ...
... examining how Deutsche Bank AG handled billions of dollars in suspicious transactions from Denmark's leading lender, according to people familiar with the  ...

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


Edcon Is Said to Be in Talks for $216 Million Rescue Funding ...
... largest fund manager, may provide 1.8 billion rand to assist the company, said the people, who asked not to be identified as the information isn't yet public.

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


Venezuela Oil Sanctions Likely to Hit Some U.S. Refiners - Bloomberg
... policy objectives in Venezuela, because India, Russia and China will continue buying the country's oil, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


White House takes 'haphazard' approach to Dem oversight - POLITICO
“They didn't really even use that for a warmup… when they were coming from sympathetic chairs,” said a senior Democratic aide, referencing the White House's ...

Politico    January 23, 2019


Week 5: House Dems float '21st Century' border security plan
However, a senior Democratic aide who was unauthorized to discuss ongoing talks, said the money would not reach that level. In the Senate, the coming votes  ...

Associated Press    January 23, 2019


Bryan Singer faces allegations of sexual assault with minors
Three of the men spoke on the condition of anonymity. Victor Valdovinos said he was molested by Singer on the set of 1998's "Apt Pupil" when he was in the ...

Associated Press    January 23, 2019


Miley Cyrus wants a family with Liam Hemsworth
A source said: "Miley is not pregnant currently but does want to have a family with Liam. Miley and Liam say they felt married before their actual ceremony.

Associated Press    January 23, 2019


Media use unnamed sources to trash Giuliani over missteps | Fox ...
... end of the 2016 campaign — a statement that enraged Trump because it contradicted his own public position, according to two sources close to the president.

Fox News    January 23, 2019


'Master negotiator' or 'nonentity'? Kushner thrusts himself into middle ...
A person close to Kushner said he doesn't trust many of his colleagues in the White House. Shahira Knight, the legislative affairs director, has expressed unease ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from US jail - The ...
A person familiar with the matter said Hashemi had fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. The person was not authorized to discuss the  ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Iranian TV anchor held as witness is released from U.S. jail
A person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press that Hashemi fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. The person was not ...

NBC News    January 23, 2019


Male nurse charged with assaulting vulnerable woman who later ...
A person familiar with the matter said Hashemi had fulfilled her obligation as a material witness and was released. Dozens of activists protested outside the ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


U.S. medical tourists in Tijuana contract rare, antibiotic-resistant ...
A woman who answered the agency's telephone blamed reports of infections on “ a competitor's smear campaign.” She declined to give her name.

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


White House seeks list of programs that would be hurt if shutdown ...
Mulvaney wants the list no later than Friday, these people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose the request  ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Senators hope defeat of dueling plans produces a solution to ...
... that there is overwhelming support for their plan, according to a Senate Republican leadership aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid.

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Tuesday Sports in Brief - The Washington Post
Free agent Asdrubal Cabrera has agreed to a $3.5 million, one-year contract with the Rangers, according to a person familiar with the deal. That person spoke to ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Jayme Closs case: Jake Patterson's isolation grew after high school
... something like this," said a woman who attended Northwood with Patterson for 12 years; like several other classmates, she asked that her name not be used.

USA Today    January 23, 2019


Sebring, Florida bank shooting: suspect Zephen Xaver arrested, at ...
A friend of Gerlach's who also knew Xaver, and who spoke to The Post on the condition of anonymity, said Xaver had once told her he wanted to join the military ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


Trump 'very pissed off' at former White House aide's tell-all - POLITICO
... worked on the Trump 2016 campaign – was never in his inner circle, he “feels duped by a guy who he trusted,” said a person close to the White House.

Politico    January 23, 2019


Howard Schultz: 'I am seriously thinking of running for President ...
A person close to Schultz's advisers said his team is "exploring a possible independent bid for the presidency in 2020," but the person emphasized that all ...

CNN    January 23, 2019


Alexandra Bruell - News, Articles, Biography, Photos - WSJ.com
based DEG, which has around $50 million in revenue and 300 employees, is being sold for approximately $150 million, according to a person close to the deal .

Wall Street Journal    January 23, 2019


Russia's Backing of Venezuela's Maduro Has Its Limits - WSJ
... Kremlin-backed forces in Ukraine and Syria, according to a person close to Yevgeny Prigozhin, Wagner's owner and an associate of President Vladimir Putin .

Wall Street Journal    January 23, 2019


Trump Eyes Action to Limit States' Powers to Block Pipelines ...
... taking steps to limit the ability of states to block interstate gas pipelines and other energy projects, according to three people familiar with the deliberations.

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


Huawei Is Blocked in U.S. But Its Chips Power Cameras Everywhere ...
Representatives for Hikvision argued to legislators that the law unfairly lumps telecom firms with video operators, according to three people familiar with the ...

Bloomberg    January 23, 2019


The Latest: Some recalled IRS workers can stay off the job - The ...
No final decisions have been made, according to a senior Democratic aide who spoke on condition of anonymity because the aide wasn't authorized to discuss ...

Washington Post    January 23, 2019


CNN.com - Transcripts
A senior Democratic aide told CNN they do not expect it to be able to get 60 votes . But in the White House's eyes at least they will be able to ratchet up the ...

CNN    January 23, 2019


Morning Media- POLITICO Media
... the Trump 2016 campaign — was never in his inner circle, he 'feels duped by a guy who he trusted,' said a person close to the White House,” Lippman writes.

Politico    January 23, 2019


POLITICO Influence - POLITICO
... to managers at a five-star Scottsdale resort in early January, according to [ people familiar with the matter], who aren't authorized to speak publicly.” Full story.

Politico    January 23, 2019


Power struggle paralyzes 'irrelevant' White House press shop ...
Sanders, who has young children, was widely expected to leave the administration late last year, but a person close to her said that changed after Mulvaney ...

CNN    January 22, 2019


A Rogue Mascot Causes Headaches for a Japanese City - The New ...
The spokesman, who declined to give his name, said the company had only wanted to promote Susaki, including by raising money for the city through a program ...

New York Times    January 22, 2019


Senate Leaders Plan Competing Bills to End Shutdown - The New ...
A senior Trump administration official who insisted on anonymity to describe internal deliberations said on Tuesday that the asylum provisions were added at the ...

New York Times    January 22, 2019


How Companies Secretly Boost Their Glassdoor Ratings - WSJ
... his staff to enlist employees likely to post positive reviews on Glassdoor to help the company's ranking, according to a person familiar with his instructions.

Wall Street Journal    January 22, 2019


Emergency plan for federal workers: Credit cards, pawnshops ...
Like most of the 30 or so federal employees interviewed by POLITICO while waiting outside the food bank, she declined to give her name. Others turned their  ...

Politico    January 22, 2019


Republicans load spending bill with hard-line measures targeting ...
The officials spoke on background despite a reporter's request to put the discussion on the record. “Part of what we're looking for is to have a conversation with ...

Politico    January 22, 2019


US banker with ties to Putin's inner circle sought access to Trump ...
... inside the Kremlin who appears to have been seeking access to the newly elected president's inner circle, according to three sources familiar with the matter .

ABC News    January 22, 2019


Gold Fields Is Said to Want to Combine With Rival AngloGold ...
... with its larger South African rival AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., as the industry experiences a wave of consolidation, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    January 22, 2019


Netflix (NFLX) Holds Talks With Hollywood Trade Group MPAA ...
... Gatos, California-based Netflix to join its ranks to help share the costs of battling piracy and other expenses, according to a person familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    January 22, 2019


Ghosn Denied Bail Yet Again With Trial Still Months Away - Bloomberg
According to people close to the delegation, the discussions focused on possible ways and ideas to cement the Renault-Nissan alliance, with the creation of a ...

Bloomberg    January 22, 2019


Ivory Coast's President Ouattara Is Said to Seek Third Term ...
... third five-year term in next year's presidential polls as his ruling coalition is set to face stronger competition for votes, according to three people familiar with the  ...

Bloomberg    January 22, 2019


Democrats' plan to neuter Medicare for All irks liberals - POLITICO
... leaders have already privately ruled out allowing a House floor vote on any coverage expansion plan this Congress, a senior Democratic aide told POLITICO .

Politico    January 22, 2019


Pelosi says Democrats won't negotiate with Trump until the ...
"POTUS proposal can't get 60 votes in Senate and was never designed to," a Senate Democratic aide said. "But the White House knew that already." Meanwhile ...

CNN    January 22, 2019


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