- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow is standing by her report that the White House deliberately cut a key question from a transcript of President Donald Trump’s news conference with Russia’s Vladimir Putin.

The Washington Post and The Atlantic have questioned Maddow’s report Tuesday night on the transcript, and they’re saying it’s unclear whether material was deliberately left out.

The White House says the omission “was by no means deliberate” and that the transcript has been updated for presidential records.

Maddow says in a series of new tweets that nothing from The Post “disproves our report.”

Maddow also notes that the transcript on the White House website for the summit news conference in Helsinki hasn’t been updated to restore the question to Putin from Reuters reporter Jeff Mason.

Mason asked Putin: “Did you want President Trump to win the election?”

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