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David McCraw, vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times Co. (Photo: Rick Kopstein / ALM) David McCraw, vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times Co. ( Photo: Rick Kopstein / ALM)

David McCraw is used to working behind the scenes at the country’s largest metropolitan newspaper. Last week, he became part of the news.

McCraw, The New York Times’ assistant general counsel, became a surprise social media sensation when his letter to a lawyer for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump went viral on Thursday. Trump had threatened legal action after the Times published a story in which two women accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

McCraw’s reaction? Bring it on.

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