ABC producer reprimanded for sharing data with Trump campaign: report

ABC producer reprimanded for sharing data with Trump campaign: report
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ABC News has reportedly scolded one of its producers for providing a Trump campaign operative with exit polling information on election night last year.

According to Politico, former campaign manager Corey LewandowskiCorey R. LewandowskiThe Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — GOP spars with FBI agent at tense hearing Washington big names celebrate launch of Hill.TV The Hill's Morning Report — Trump denigrates NATO allies, floats 4 percent solution MORE and Trump aide David Bossie write in a new book that Chris Vlasto, who at the time was a producer for ABC’s “Good Morning America,” called Bossie with the information the night of the 2016 election. 

“When we found out about this, we asked him about it,” a spokesperson for the news outlet said to Politico. “He admitted it and was reprimanded.”

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The Hill has reached out to ABC News for comment.

Lewandowski and Bossie in their new book, “Let Trump Be Trump,” claim Vlasto provided Bossie with the polling information about key battleground states.

“Vlasto had the early exit numbers that the consortium of news networks — the Associated Press, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, Fox News, and NBC News — had collected,” an excerpt from the book reads, as reported by the news outlet.

“The consortium followed eleven battleground states, including Ohio, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Trump was down in eight of the eleven states by five to eight points. The news was devastating. A kill shot,” they wrote.

The book says the producer also provided polling data to Bossie through email. The two men have known each other for years, the report said.

Bossie reportedly provided the information to other top Trump aides, including Jared Kushner, Stephen Bannon and Reince Priebus.