LONDON—A longtime New York Times reporter who is the subject of a federal investigation for allegedly falsifying information on his Pulitzer Prize-winning article about a long-term, secret relationship between the Clintons and the president’s inner circle says he is “100% convinced” that the Post is behind the article’s downfall.
“I think it was just a coincidence,” Joe Conason told the Daily Beast.
“It’s the most blatant example of the Post’s power grab in the history of American journalism.
It was clearly done with the intent of doing harm to me.
And the way they did it was to create a false narrative about me, which they then ran in the Washington Post and then in the New York Post, which I knew was false.”
Conason, who now lives in New York, first reported in January that the FBI had opened a criminal investigation into the Post after concluding that he had doctored portions of his story.
The article was retracted after it was revealed that Conason had not met with the president or his advisers for nearly two months, and that he was the only reporter to interview the president.
“The Post is the single biggest story in the news business right now,” Conason said.
“There’s a huge amount of money being made off of that story.
Conathan, who has worked for the Post for 16 years, told the publication that he did not contact any of the president, his staff, his lawyers, his aides, or anyone else associated with his reporting on the case. “
And it’s just absolutely disgusting.”
Conathan, who has worked for the Post for 16 years, told the publication that he did not contact any of the president, his staff, his lawyers, his aides, or anyone else associated with his reporting on the case.
He said that he has been repeatedly denied access to any records relating to the investigation by Post editors, despite multiple requests.
The Post has declined to comment.
Conason first started working for the newspaper in 1994.
After leaving the paper, he continued to write for other outlets.
But he has said that his reporting about the Clintons is often partisan, and has written articles critical of the Clintons.
He has also criticized the Post in the past for covering the death of journalist Daniel Schorr, who was killed in a car crash in 2008 while on assignment in Washington.
Conathan said he has received threats from people he knows on the Hill.
“That’s the last thing I want to see,” he said.
Conamanst, whose story about the former president’s relationship with his daughter was published in the Post, also said he was initially offered a position at the Post by the Clintons in 1999, but was turned down.
“They were really trying to do me a favor, to make me feel like I was being hired for a job and not being asked to do anything,” Conamanstant said.
He also told the paper that he believes the Post was involved in pressuring him to drop the investigation.
“To me, that’s like saying the New Yorker was trying to kill me.
You know what I mean?
The New Yorker, the Washington Star, and the New England Journal are all reporting on my story, and it’s my story,” Conant said.
The former Post reporter told the New Statesman he did contact the Post but was denied an interview.
“You have to understand, when you’re a reporter, you’re basically telling people that you can’t talk to you for money,” Conahan said.