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Trump Campaign's Shifting Story on Melania Trump's Speech Raises New Questions

The original draft and corroborating emails were obtained by NBC News

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    The original draft of Melania Trump's Republican National Convention speech did not include the section that appears to have been lifted from Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech, according to documents obtained exclusively by NBC News.

    The Trump campaign has shifted its story about the speech a few times, keeping the matter alive well into the second night of convention festivities.

    But the documents, including the original draft and corroborating emails, obtained by NBC News, suggest the passage in question originated within the Trump campaign, and raises new questions for the GOP nominee's top aides, who spent much of Tuesday deflecting blame and insisting there was nothing wrong with Melania Trump's speech.

    The campaign repeatedly refused to identify who, if anyone, helped her craft the speech, though multiple sources identified one Manafort aide who apparently signed off on the final text.

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