Here’s how the Access Hollywood Trump tape was leaked
Someone at NBC, who knew of the tape, leaked it to David Farenthold of the Washington Post.
Fahrenthold asked NBC for comment about the tape around noon Eastern time. The producers at “Access,” which is based in California, were blindsided by Fahrenthold’s call.
According to the Post, Farenthold knows the identity of the person who leaked the video to him, but will not disclose it.
Sources at NBC believe someone inside NBC downloaded the footage from one of the network’s video servers. The tape was accessible internally since the “Access” story was already in the works.