NEW YORK, NY—Many people criticized the New York Times’ recent piece bringing to light new and recycled Brett Kavanaugh allegations, especially after the website issued a disclaimer admitting basically nobody remembered the alleged incident.
But the Times is standing by its story, going so far as to reveal its source: a reputable Nigerian prince who emailed the investigative reporters offering information in exchange for funds to be wired via MoneyGram.
“The Nigerian prince contacted us and said he had dirt on Kavanaugh, and who were we to question his story?” said Kate Kelly, one of the reporters who worked on the piece and new book on Kavanaugh. “Who do we look like, Dick Tracy? If Nigerian royalty contacts you asking for a million dollars and promises you information on Kavanaugh, you have to act on that kind of lead.”
The Times reproduced the email the Nigerian prince sent them:
h/t Aunt Liz.