Gaffney said of the claim:
“An unattributed quote appeared in the press yesterday indicating I had been appointed to the Trump transition. In fact, I had not been contacted by anyone from the team.” He added that he looks “forward to helping the president-elect and the national security-minded team he is assembling in whatever way I can.”
In other words, Murdoch is telling Trump: get Gaffney on your team because I was the only one who backed you!!
Unless the original source was Gaffney himself...