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Stunning Truth Emerges That Politico Reporter Violates Journalism 101 In WikiLeaks Email

In one of the thousands of emails illegally hacked and then made public by WikiLeaks, a Politico reporter secretly asked Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta to fact-check an article.

The reporter, Politico chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush, asked Podesta in an email dated April 30, 2015:

 Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains to u.

Please don’t share or tell anyone I did this.

Tell me if I f***ed up anything.

Podesta responded the same day, writing, “OTR [off the record]: No problems here.”

Image source: WIkiLeaks

The piece in question was published the next day under the headline, “Hillary’s big-money dillema.”

And Thrush himself, responding to allegations that he had a pro-Clinton bias, pointed out on Twitter Monday that the story was about how the Clinton campaign was doing a “crap job” when it came to small donations:

In a separate tweet sent out by Thrush on Monday, the reporter claimed his goal in having Pedesta check his article before publication was “to get him to confirm stuff I had from lesser sources.”

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