In those interactions Ms. Brown did nothing intellectually dishonest, which makes her stand out (beyond the obligatory use of "baseless" included in articles sharing her byline: these days I simply disregard these as genuflections among the faithful and I take no offense). Furthermore, she showed manners, which indicates a certain intellectual honesty in a reporter (as opposed to snarkiness, which indicates a substitution of emotion for reason). For these reasons, I have stayed in loose engagement.
Thus, when news of Ms. Powell's federal investigation matters became public, I believed it was time that the public receive some transparency regarding those events, given that (for a time) the names of myself and others close to me were associated with Sidney's DTR (however briefly). Because Ms. Brown had previously shown a willingness to practice straightforward journalism, I cooperated with her.
Today Emma has published this account. In general, it is a display of solid old-fashioned journalism that is to be commended.
I have a small number of quibbles I would make with Ms. Brown's writing:
Ms. Brown uses the word "lieutenants" with reference to what later proves to be Mike and Joe Flynn, our colleagues, and myself. None of us understood ourselves to be Sidney's "lieutenants".