Trump Allies Reportedly Raising Money to Target Journalists

Axios publishes segments of a fundraising pitch for the effort, which allegedly aims to target NY Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post and others

Trump speaks to the media at the White House, July 24, 2019.
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U.S. President Donald Trump's “political allies” are working to raise about $2 million to find dirt on journalist and editors of The New York Times, The Washington Post and other news outlets, Axios reported on Tuesday. 

Axios published segments of a fundraising pitch for the effort, which aims to target "CNN, MSNBC, all broadcast networks, NY Times, Washington Post, BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, and all others that routinely incorporate bias and misinformation in to their coverage.”

The pitch adds, “We will also track the reporters and editors of these organizations.”

According to Axios, the group claims it will send the “damaging information about reporters and editors to 'friendly media outlets,' such as Breitbart, and traditional media, if possible.”