How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers – The New York Times

How Neil Sheehan Got the Pentagon Papers – The New York Times:

He asked the bureau chief to get him several hundred dollars in expense money for a secret project he declined to explain. When the bureau chief called the Times newsroom and reached the editors on duty that night, they declined the request. So he called the national editor at home.

“Give it to him,” the editor said, according to Mr. Sheehan. No questions asked.

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