In a court filing this week, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office called out The New York Times and The Washington Post for their “not responsible” reporting on the FBI’s actions.
The reprimand, included in a footnote of the filing, was caught by USA Today’s Brad Heath:
Mueller's office says in a new court filing that reports that FBI agents conducted a "no-knock" raid of Paul Manafort's condo, or picked his lock, are false. pic.twitter.com/ZAXERFBjKb
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) June 21, 2018
As Law & Crime’s Matt Naham explains, the filing addressed false reports by both the Times and the Post on a supposed “early morning,” “no-knock” raid on Paul Manafort’s condo. The reports falsely asserted that federal agents “did not knock on the front door and picked the lock to enter.” The claim, Mueller’s team suggested, was completely fabricated, as was the assertion that it came from a leak by the Special Counsel.
“But, I do question the publication of the completely unsupported speculation that this revelation was an intentional leak by the Office of the Special Counsel,” the footnote reads. “No reporter had any facts to base that on, so I’m not sure why anyone printed it. It’s not responsible.”
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