The Washington Post is reporting that NBC News had the recently-leaked footage of Donald Trump bragging about sexual assault four days before the tape was released. But NBC was holding onto the footage while lawyers finished reviewing it—meaning that they were scooped by the Post, who vetted the story and ran it in five hours after receiving the tape.

NBC owns all “Access Hollywood” programming, which is the source of the 2005 tape, and reportedly could not decide whether to run the story of the footage on “Access Hollywood” itself or on NBC News.

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[Washington Post]