Probe fails to find who leaked 'don't ask' report to Washington Post

Washington Post

An Department of Defense investigation was ordered last November shortly after The Post published a front-page story saying that the closely guarded report had concluded that the military could lift the ban on gays serving openly in uniform with only minimal and isolated incidents of risk. Jason Ukman writes:

Officials with the Defense Department’s Inspector General interviewed 101 people with access to the draft report — and reviewed 55,000 e-mails and 1,500 phone and wireless handheld records — but were unable to identify the two anonymous sources who spoke with The Post, according to a copy of the investigative report.

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    From 1999 to 2011, Jim Romenesko maintained the Romenesko page for the Poynter Institute, a Florida-based non-profit school for journalists. Poynter hired him in August of 1999, after seeing his MediaGossip.com, a hobby site he started in May of 1999.

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