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Bloomberg News quotes from Geoff Genth letter sent to Rep. Greg Gianforte

Andrew Jay GrahamCongressman Greg Gianforte, a Montana politician, assaulted Guardian journalist Ben Jacobs in May 2017 after Mr. Jacobs tried to ask the then-candidate a question about his views on a health care bill. Rep. Gianforte admitted to the assault and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in Gallatin County District Court. The attack against Mr. Jacobs has re-emerged however with Rep. Gianforte continuing to misstate the facts about the 2017 incident. 

Kramon & Graham principals Andrew Jay Graham (left) and Geoffrey Genth (right) represent Mr. Jacobs. On Mr. Jacobs' behalf, Geoff Genth sent a cease-and-desist letter to Rep. Gianforte and his staff demanding that they stop making false and defamatory statements about the assault. Multiple news channels have reported on the contents of the letter, including Bloomberg News in its October 25, 2018 article, "Lawmaker Is Warned to Stop Lying About Assaulting Reporter Last Year."