What a Corey Stewart staffer, a white nationalist Facebook discussion group and an alleged break-in have in common
Here’s a weird one that broke Thursday:
Virginia GOP Senate candidate Corey Stewart says Stephanie Saul, a New York Times reporter seeking an interview with Brian Landrum, a Stewart staffer, entered Landrum’s Woodbridge apartment uninvited, the Washington Post reported.
Landrum, who works part-time for Stewart’s campaign as well as for Prince William County, where Stewart is chairman of the Board of County Supervisors, was not at home when Saul arrived but said a houseguest discovered the reporter inside his apartment, the Post reported. Saul scribbled down a note to Landrum requesting an interview and quickly left, Landrum said.
A spokeswoman for the New York Times said that the houseguest answered the door and Saul left a note without entering the premises. Prince William police are investigating the incident.
Why does anyone want to interview Landrum?
A Facebook account with the name Brian M.H. Landrum was listed in a private discussion group in which Jason Kessler, the white nationalist who planned the deadly Unite the Right rally last year in Charlottesville and other alt-right activists discussed plans for a second rally, according to chat records that have surfaced in litigation between Kessler and the city, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports
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