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Eric Trump outs WaPo reporter seeking whistleblowers, sets off Twitter debate

Eric Trump touched off a heated Twitter conversation about the US media on Friday, after he outed a ..

By Sunday Herald Team , in US Politics , at September 7, 2019

Eric Trump touched off a heated Twitter conversation about the US media on Friday, after he outed a Washington Post reporter whod apparently been email-blasting Trump Organization employees, looking for whistleblowers.

The kerfuffle began when the presidents youngest son somehow got a copy of an email reporter David Fahrenthold sent to a Trump employee, indicating how to reach him on encrypted apps and leak internal documents safely.

“If you ever want to get in touch with me, Id be glad to talks on background, meaning Id never use your name in any story, or tell anyone else that we spoke,” Fahrenthold wrote in the letter, according to the image Eric Trump published.

“All my contact information is below, including details for how to reach me on encrypted apps,” Fahrenthold added.

Washington Posts Martin Baron and David Fahrenthold reacts at the news of his win of the Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, for dogged reporting of Trumps philanthropy.The Washington Post/Getty Images

Eric Trump, the executive vice president of the Trump Organization, sarcastically tweeted, “These are the tactics used by the @WashingtonPost. @JeffBezos – you should be very proud.”

But reporters and media writers quickly came to Fahrentholds defense.

“Fabulous template for ethical source-building. Thanks for sharing, ErRead More – Source

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