When I broke the story in October, I spoke with him. Here’s what he said.

David Corn Mother Jones Washington correspondent

JAN. 13, 2017 1:31 PM

The newsworthy story at this point was that a credible intelligence official had provided information to the FBI alleging Moscow had tried to cultivate and compromise a presidential candidate. And the issue at hand—at a time when the FBI was publicly disclosing information about its investigation of Hillary Clinton’s handling of her email at the State Department—was whether the FBI had thoroughly investigated these allegations related to Russia and Trump. I also didn’t post the memos, as BuzzFeed did this week, because the documents contained information about the former spy’s sources that could place these people at risk.

Source: My interview with the former spy who wrote the Trump-Russia memos