The (new) Times origin story

(Scott Johnson) The New York Times has now published a new version of the Trump-Russia counterintelligence investigation origin story by Matt Apuzzo, Adam Goldman, and Nicholas Fandos in “Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation.” This is the new authorized version floated by the friends of the Times at the FBI. The new authorized version reflects the work of many hands at the Times. Additional reporting was contributed by Michael S. Schmidt, Sharon LaFraniere, Mark Mazzetti, and Matthew Rosenberg.
It’s a long story and it needs be read in its entirety. Indeed, we must bring our skills in close reading to the story. We must decode it much like citizens of the old Soviet Union decoded Pravda’s stories on internal political struggles among the leadership. Between the lines we see the outlines of the what is coming into view as the greatest political scandal in American history.
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