A transcript of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE's GOP nomination acceptance speech was leaked to a pro-Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump criticizes Justice for restoring McCabe's benefits Biden sends 'best wishes' to Clinton following hospitalization The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Altria - Jan. 6 panel flexes its muscle MORE super-PAC through a "Republican source" and then widely disseminated to the media, Politico reports.
The super-PAC, Correct the Record, obtained the drafts hours before the actual address from "a Republican source who had access to it and they sent it to us," founder David Brock, a Clinton ally, told Politico.
Correct the Record sent the text out to its press list a little after 6 p.m., writing, "So as if this convention hasn't been enough of a failure for Trump, somehow he let US get ahold of his full remarks before the speech."
Shortly after that, the Trump campaign sent excerpts from the speech to its press list.
Brock wouldn't identify his source but said it was from a "legitimate Republican" who was "in the right place at the right time. In the course of the work we do, we develop relationships with Republicans and this one paid off."