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President-elect Donald Trump gets on an elevator after speaking with reporters at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
President-elect Donald Trump gets on an elevator after speaking with reporters at Trump Tower in New York, Monday, Jan. 9, 2017. (Evan Vucci/AP)

BuzzFeed on Tuesday published a 35-page document that contained explosive and unsubstantiated allegations about ties between President-elect Donald Trump and Russia.

BuzzFeed's editor-in-chief defended the decision as "the job of reporters in 2017."

NPR media correspondent David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) talks with Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson about BuzzFeed’s decision to publish, while other news organizations have been more skeptical.

This segment aired on January 11, 2017.

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