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  •  same question -- unethical maybe, but illegal? (5+ / 0-)

    This is hardly the first time that a politician has fed "information" to the media, and then turned around and used the media report as fodder for his political campaign. (See Rove/Cheney/Rumsfeld in the lead up to the war in Iraq, for example.)

    It likely violates journalistic codes of ethics (are there still any?), and could be embarrassing if you get caught (for anyone capable of being embarrassed). But illegal?

    (The "you're not allowed to coordinate" rule is for a candidate's campaign staff and the independent PACs supporting the campaign -- nothing to do with the governing part.)

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