[Saturday 5 p.m. update: I now have reason to believe the Strib did receive information on some version of some set of these allegations in advance, though Rene Sanchez’s statement about not receiving the lawsuit remains accurate.]
Star Tribune managing editor Rene Sanchez confirms his paper did not have a copy of the Texas “DonorGate” lawsuit last week.
That contradicts U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman’s statement this morning alleging, “Sometime last week, even before this Texas lawsuit was originally filed, a copy of these false allegations was delivered in Minnesota in an unmarked envelope to two Minneapolis Star Tribune reporters.”
Says Sanchez, “We did not get a copy of this lawsuit until after it was filed Monday.”