Team McAuliffe Accidentally Sends ‘Can We Try to Kill This’ Email to Fox News Reporter Who Reached Out

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A staffer for Democratic Virginia gubernatorial hopeful Terry McAuliffe mistakenly emailed a Fox News reporter about possibly killing a story on the candidate, FoxNews.com reported on Thursday.

Tyler O’Neil was working on a story about McAuliffe’s campaign hiring Marc Elias, a well-known and very online election law attorney. The reporter found that the campaign has paid Elias $53,680 for his services. That story is fairly humdrum, as Elias has represented scores of Democratic political candidates and organizations. Fox News described him as a “high-profile attorney known for masterminding election-related legal challenges.”

Georgetown University professor Jonathan Turley called the hire of Elias “astonishing,” and cited his former firm’s alleged link to the infamous Steele dossier.

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