Anonymous Source Tracker

Daily examples of how major news organizations in the United States use anonymous sources


Saf-Cacao Bidder Concludes Deal With Banks, Wins Export Permit ...
... Societe Agricole agreed to pay banks 10 annual installments to settle loans that were secured with Saf-Cacao assets, according to two people familiar with the ...

Bloomberg    January 29, 2019


Malpass Is Said to Be a Trump Finalist for World Bank President ...
... choice as president of the bank -- traditionally led by an American --as long as he selects someone credible, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Bloomberg    January 29, 2019


Brexit Latest: Theresa May Faces Key Amendment Votes - Bloomberg
... amendment, which seeks to delay Brexit to avoid a no-deal scenario, and will tell its lawmakers to vote for it, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Bloomberg    January 29, 2019


As protests threaten Maduro's power, his government punishes once ...
They broke my phone,” said the 18-year-old, who declined to give her name out of fear of reprisals. “That day, they violently knocked on doors to take people ...

Washington Post    January 29, 2019


Housekeeper Rescued After Being Trapped in Manhattan Elevator ...
“I couldn't stand even three minutes” of being trapped, said an employee of a nearby restaurant, Match 65, who declined to give her name. —Charles Passy

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


Howard Schultz's presidential ambitions spurred a months-long ...
One adviser not authorized to speak on the record said the Democratic backlash over the last two days had helped Schultz make that case, while also allowing ...

Washington Post    January 29, 2019


State of Play: Liu Arrives in Washington Ahead of Trump Meeting ...
... and denied any state-led intellectual property theft while asking for evidence from the U.S. that it's taking place, according to officials briefed on the matter.

Bloomberg    January 29, 2019


Potential Deutsche Bank Deal Gains German Government Support ...
Recently, a person close to Cerberus Capital Management LP, a top investor in both Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, said executives have indicated it ...

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


TPG Sells Transporeon to Hg in More Than $800 Million Deal - WSJ
The sale nets TPG more than 2.5 times the money it originally invested, said a person familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


Jussie Smollett: Attackers yelled, 'This is MAGA country'
Meanwhile, Smollett is out of the hospital, according to a person familiar with the situation but not authorized to speak publicly about it. And he is still planning to ...

USA Today    January 29, 2019


Diplomats to hammer out Trump-Kim summit details at DMZ meeting ...
4 in Panmunjom, the “truce village” that lies along the demilitarized zone separating North and South Korea, according to a person familiar with the issue.

Politico    January 29, 2019


Dozens of Advisers Face Claims of Overcharging for Mutual Funds ...
... under pressure to settle federal claims they steered customers to higher-fee mutual funds over cheaper versions, according to people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


White House Digs In for Chief of Staff Hunt - WSJ
Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, is not interested in the post, a person familiar with the matter said Monday. A day earlier , a ...

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


U.S. Investigating Fake Comments on 'Net Neutrality' - WSJ
... with the organization about comments it filed with the FCC regarding revision of Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, according to people briefed on the matter.

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


Trump Bullish on China Trade Deal Ahead of Speech to US Farmers
After talks last week in Beijing, the two sides are still far from making a deal, according to people briefed on the matter. President Trump spoke to the media ...

Wall Street Journal    January 29, 2019


D.C. plastic straw ban: The straw cops are now on patrol - The ...
grumbled the customer, who declined to give his name. “All these laws are just spreading from California. Everything is getting taken away from us, man. This is  ...

Washington Post    January 28, 2019


Trump warns Europeans not to try to evade Iran sanctions - The ...
The official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the issue. “The choice is whether to do business with Iran or the United States,” Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., ...

Washington Post    January 28, 2019


'Want to see the Lincoln bedroom?': Trump relishes role as White ...
An Obama White House official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because Obama does not generally respond to Trump's remarks, said that there was ...

Washington Post    January 28, 2019


Bipartisan duo unveils bill to aid release of Mueller report ...
A Senate Democratic aide said the new bill from Blumenthal and Grassley is a supplemental piece of legislation that addresses a separate problem than the ...

CNN    January 28, 2019


May Said to Support Plan to Ditch Irish Backstop: Brexit Update ...
Labour will not make its decision on which amendments to back until Tuesday morning, according to three people familiar with the party's plans. The opposition  ...

Bloomberg    January 28, 2019


Pakistan upholds acquittal of woman in blasphemy case - The ...
The friend spoke on condition of anonymity out of fear for his safety. Bibi, her lawyer and the Supreme Court judges who eventually freed her have all received  ...

Washington Post    January 28, 2019


Exclusive: Trump EPA won't limit 2 toxic chemicals in drinking water ...
EPA's decision means the chemicals will remain unregulated under the Safe Drinking Water Act, according to sources familiar with a still-unreleased draft plan  ...

Politico    January 28, 2019


Dems fear Trump re-election if ex-Starbucks CEO Schultz runs - The ...
... according to a person familiar with his planning. However, the former Starbucks CEO may not make a final decision on running until the fall, when the direction ...

Washington Post    January 28, 2019


The tax strategy behind 'Morning Joe' stars Joe Scarborough and ...
“Joe and Mika told the network last fall that they needed to spend more time in Florida for family reasons, because their ailing parents were there,” a source said .

Fox News    January 27, 2019


3 Iraqis wounded during protests at Turkish base - CNN
About 300 protesters stormed the Turkish military base in the town of al-Amadiya and set two military tanks on fire, the source said. Turkish troops opened fire ...

CNN    January 26, 2019


China Names ICBC's Yi as Head of Securities Regulator - Bloomberg
... set to replace Yi as chairman at Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Ltd., according to people close to matter, asking not to be identified due to sensitivity.

Bloomberg    January 26, 2019


Trump agreed to reopen the government for 3 weeks. Here's what ...
A House Democratic aide said the House is expected to pass the continuing resolution by unanimous consent, and they're still working on how they will work on ...

CBS News    January 26, 2019


As Warren Eyes White House, Big Banks Brace for Browbeating - WSJ
... which is scary that you may hear that for a year and a half,” said a large U.S. bank executive who asked to remain anonymous for fear of a Warren backlash.

Wall Street Journal    January 26, 2019


Trump's Beloved WikiLeaks Hold New Danger as Stone Indicted ...
... tool of Russia began to take shape inside the U.S. government, said the former official, who asked to remain anonymous speaking about a sensitive matter.

Bloomberg    January 26, 2019


Google Memo on Cost Cuts Sparks Heated Debate Inside Company ...
... bonuses, sparked heated debate when it was shared inside the technology company for the first time this week, according to people familiar with the situation .

Bloomberg    January 26, 2019


CEOs of Six Top Banks to Testify Before Congress - WSJ
... together before House lawmakers in Congress this spring, according to people familiar with the matter, for the first time since shortly after the financial crisis.

Wall Street Journal    January 26, 2019


How Congress got Trump to climb down, end shutdown _ for now
Pelosi, however, had already waved off the idea, and Schumer said Democrats would not support it, according to a senior Democratic aide. Pelosi had kept her ...

Associated Press    January 26, 2019


Juvenile Product Maker DockATot Weighs a Sale - WSJ
The privately held company engaged Jefferies to run its sales process, said people familiar with the matter.

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


Intel Searches (and Searches) for a New C.E.O. - The New York Times
These people, who requested anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the process, said Intel directors seemed divided on what to do.

New York Times    January 25, 2019


'Complete, total surrender': Why Trump waved the white flag ...
“Most have gone beyond their public comments in private,” one of the senior administration officials said, though the person refused to provide any evidence that ...

Politico    January 25, 2019


Rothschilds Sell Last Piece of Austrian Empire After 200 Years ...
... to the Vienna-based packaging firm Prinzhorn Holding GmbH, according to three people familiar with the deal, who requested anonymity since the transaction ...

Bloomberg    January 25, 2019


Already Stretched Thin, IRS Staff Plagued by No-Shows in Shutdown
... the unit responsible for processing returns and answering the phone lines -- hadn't returned as of Tuesday, said a House Democratic aide briefed on the plan.

Bloomberg    January 25, 2019


Woman recalls moment family learned they were target of 1999 ...
... before he made his move to Cedar Lodge, where he'd eventually unleash a rage that had been simmering for years, according to people close to him.

ABC News    January 25, 2019


Trump to speak about shutdown amid airport disruptions
The Democrats were waiting Friday to hear back from McConnell about his discussions with the White House, according to a Senate Democratic aide who was ...

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


Trump, Congress leaders reach deal to end shutdown
... for border wall money through regular legislation, according to a person familiar with the situation who was not authorized to discuss the private talks publicly.

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


Canadian police make 2 arrests in national security probe
A law enforcement official confirmed the FBI's involvement. Both officials were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Associated Press    January 25, 2019


'Prisoner of his own impulse': Inside Trump's cave to end shutdown ...
Ryan had warned the president against a shutdown and told him it would be politically disastrous, according to a person familiar with their conversations.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


The Latest: Trump signs bill to end government shutdown - The ...
But it will not be next week as once planned, according to a person familiar with the planning but unauthorized to discuss it. — By AP writer Laurie Kellman. ___.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


AP source: Justin Wilson, Mets agree to $10M, 2-year deal - The ...
The agreement was disclosed to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity Friday because the ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


AP Exclusive: Anti-Maduro coalition grew from secret talks - The ...
Both spoke on the condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to discuss the administration's planning. Playing a key role behind the scenes was ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


For now, Pentagon on margins of American response to Venezuela ...
One defense official, who like others spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, pushed back on any notion that additional U.S. ...

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


SOON: President Trump speaks about the shutdown
A senior Democratic aide rejected the idea of a down payment on a border wall, citing the President's proposal getting fewer votes than the Democratic proposal ...

CNN    January 25, 2019


China Counters Selloff by Cutting Markets Some Slack - WSJ
... securities regulator has told the Shanghai exchange to apply existing guidelines for IPO approvals to the new board, according to people briefed on the matter ...

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


FAA Briefly Delays Flights at LaGuardia, Other Airports as Shutdown ...
One step to resolve the staff shortage in the Washington facility, according to people briefed on the matter, was to reduce the number of flights headed for ...

Wall Street Journal    January 25, 2019


Inside the Trump administration's diplomatic intervention in Venezuela
... senior administration official, who requested anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Guaidó's team told the Trump administration that after Maduro's Jan.

Washington Post    January 25, 2019


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