NBC delayed publication of lewd Trump tape because of lawsuit fears

October 9, 2016 4:06 AM

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NBC News was aware of video footage of Donald Trump making lewd and disparaging remarks about women for nearly four days, a network executive said Saturday, but delayed reporting about the story out of concern that Trump would sue the network.

The delay led to an awkward result: NBC News was scooped by The Washington Post, which took just five hours to vet and post its story. The Post acted on a tip from a source who was apparently frustrated by NBC’s procrastination over airing perhaps the most consequential story of the 2016 presidentia...

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