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Leaked Trump speech came from Republican source: report

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A transcript of Donald Trump’s GOP nomination acceptance speech was leaked to a pro-Hillary Clinton super-PAC through a “Republican source” and then widely disseminated to the media, Politico reports. 

{mosads}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.” 

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