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A Transcript of the Greg Gianforte ‘Body-Slam’ Audio

Yet again, a recording contradicts the alleged assailant’s account of what happened.

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The audio recording of a congressional candidate accused of body-slamming a reporter on the eve of a special election in Montana is extraordinary for several reasons.

If you haven’t listened to it yet, and you really should, it’s essential to at least read the short transcript:

Ben Jacobs, a reporter for The Guardian: ...the CBO score. Because, you know, you were waiting to make your decision about health care until you saw the bill and it just came out...

Greg Gianforte, the congressional candidate: Yeah, we’ll talk to you about that later.

Jacobs: Yeah, but there’s not

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