Report: AP Functioned As Unpaid Manafort Informants Assisting FBI and DOJ

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NewsBusters—In late June, Politico's Josh Gerstein reported that the Associated Press, in a 2017 meeting with FBI and Justice Department officials a month before the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, had voluntarily "disclosed the existence of a storage locker used by Paul Manafort." A Sunday report by Gerstein further revealed that AP gave FBI-DOJ "a bevy of facts" about Manafort's business dealings. Two internal FBI memos released in Friday court filings documenting that meeting's discussions...

Shocker: AP and FBI seemingly in collaboration in Manafort investigation. Before Donald Trump won the presidency, the Associated Press was a fierce defender of press independence from law enforcement