Below is the full transcript excerpt that Democrats intended not to publish. It is unclear who the questioner is in the first section.
Q: Did you ever receive any payment from an organization called Media Matters?
A: Oh, yes. I did — I did receive payment in that period from Media Matters.
Q: Okay. And what was your relationship with Media Matters at that time period?
A: I was a consultant to Media Matters. I’m sorry I—
Q: That’s okay.
A: I overlooked that.
Q: When did you become a consultant for Media Matters?
A: I would say the very end of 2012.
Q: Okay. And how did that come about, that you became a consultant for Media Matters?
A: I have had a very long friendship with the chairman of Media Matters, whose name is David Brock, from before he founded this organization, and I have sustained that friendship. And he asked me to help provide ideas and advice to him and his organizations.
Q: So you began your relationship, your paid relationship, with Media Matters at the end of 2012.
Q: Does that continue to this day?
A: It does.
Q: Okay. And what is your salary or your contract with Media Matters? How much money are you earning from them?
A: I’d say it’s about $200,000 a year.
Q: And has that been roughly consistent from when you began receiving payment from Media Matters?
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A: I would say it’s — I’d have to check. I think it’s increased a little bit. It’s increased some.
Q: Okay. Are you familiar with the organization American Bridge?
Q: Have you received any compensation from American Bridge over the last five years?
Q: Okay. And how much compensation have you received from American Bridge?
A: Well, when I talk about that amount of money, I mean all of those organizations.
Q: So all of David Brock’s entities —
Q: — combined are 200,000?
A: Something like that.
Q: Okay. So there’s American Bridge.
Q: There’s Media Matters.
Q: Are there any other organizations on which you have done work for Mr. Brock?
A: Correct the Record
A: — is another organization.
A: And then there’s the American Independent Institute, which is a journalistic foundation.