President Trump’s political allies are trying to raise at least $2 million to investigate reporters and editors of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other outlets, according to a three-page fundraising pitch reviewed by Axios. Trump’s war on the media is expanding. This group will target reporters and editors, while other GOP 2020 entities go after the social media platforms, alleging bias, officials tell us.
The group claims it will slip damaging information about reporters and editors to “friendly media outlets,” such as Breitbart, and traditional media, if possible. People involved in raising the funds include GOP consultant Arthur Schwartz and the “loose network” that the N.Y. Times reported last week is targeting journalists. The operations are to be run by undisclosed others.
I have been asked to pass along this message: @PhilipRucker & @jdawsey1 don’t respect off the record agreements. So if you have texts/ emails w/ either of them that will embarrass them, send screenshots to [email protected] for publication. Your identity will be protected.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) September 2, 2019