Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore speaks to the media during a press conference, Monday, Aug. 8, 2016, in Montgomery, Ala. The chief justice continues to fight against gay marriage in Alabama. Moore has been suspended from office after the Judicial Inquiry Commission accused him of violating the canons of judicial ethics with his actions during the fight over same-sex marriage. Moore will attend a hearing Monday that will determine the course of the judicial ethics case against the suspended Alabama Chief Justice. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Breitbart Confirms Key Details of the Washington Post’s Roy Moore Account

Things are getting worse for Roy Moore as Breitbart tries to help salvage his campaign. In trying to undermine the Washington Post’s story, Breitbart actually manages to confirm a key detail deeply relevant to the veracity of the story.

Leigh Corfman, one of the women involved, did not want her story out there. According to Breitbart’s reporting, the Washington Post badgered her into doing it. They sought her out, not the other way around.

That makes the story more damaging to Roy Moore because it confirms Ms. Corfman was not an attention seeker and was not pushing this story out there for attention or to try to hurt Roy Moore. She only spoke to the Washington Post because of the reporters pushing her.

Corfman’s mother, Wells, told Breitbart News that reporters for the Washington Post convinced her daughter to give them an interview. “She did not go to them,” said Wells. “They called her.” “They tried to convince her to do it?” this reporter asked. “Yes,” replied Wells, matter-of-factly. Wells was asked about Corfman’s motivations for going public. “It wasn’t done for politics, you know,” Wells replied. “It was done for personal reasons. And it wouldn’t have been done if the reporters hadn’t contacted my daughter.”

We should note too that Breitbart is doing exactly what the Washington Post did. But in their effort to cast aspersions on the story they have confirmed the story was not politically motivated, the victim was willing to stay silent, and she only came forward as the Washington Post intended to expose the issue anyway.

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