The New York Times reporters behind the controversial piece on the Supreme Court Justice Board Kavanaugh claimed Monday night that key details missing from the sexual misconduct allegation.
Late Sunday, The New York Times walked back on an explosive report about a resurfaced allegation of sexual assault by Kavanaugh from his college days. Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, "The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation," and Yan, a self-educated student of Kavanaugh female classmate at a party.
update update that included the significant detail of the alleged victim said she did not recall the purported sexual assault.
TRUMP RIPS NEW YORK TIMES OVER KAVANAUGH PIECE, CALLS FOR RESIGNATION OF ANYONE INVOLVED IN '
SMEAR STORY '
Pogrebin and Kelly said in an interview that it included in their original draft of the piece.
"In your draft of the article, it has since been added to the article? " MSNBC host Lawrence O'Donnell asked.
"It did," both Pogrebin and Kelly responded.
"So somewhere in the editing process, those words were trimmed," O'Donnell said in clarification.
Pogrebin then explained that the Times does not usually include the names that they removed.
"So I think it was just sort of to editing, you know, done in the editing process, "Pogrebin added.
" Were you involved in the decision to amend this and do the correction-the addition online to the piece? " O'Donnell followed.
"We discussed it," Pogrebin said. We felt like there was so much heat, there's so much- everyone has been seizing on some aspects of this
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP
President Trump issued a full-throated call for resignations and changes in management at the paper over the essay during a fiery rally in Democratic-leaning New Mexico on Monday night.