As part of its reporting, the newspaper cited a GoFundMe fundraising page that bears the name Jaime Phillips of Atlanta. The page was meant to raise money for a move to New York, where she would be working in a job that would help her take on the mainstream media.
Efforts by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to contact Phillips and to confirm the Post's reporting on the Atlanta ties weren't immediately successful Monday night.
But the GoFundMe page, which was found and saved as an image by a Post researcher, included a statement by Phillips that she had been recently laid off from her "mortgage job."
A Jaime Tennille Phillips, also known as Jaime Tennille Kahl, held a mortgage loan originator license in Georgia that was voluntarily surrendered in September 2016, according to state records available online in a public database of national mortgage industry licensure information.
Phillips also holds a current loan originator license in the state of Kentucky, the database shows.
The database also includes employment history information that Phillips submitted to the state. That information shows Phillips says she worked as a loan partner at NFM Lending in Smyrna for a few months in 2016.
Phillips also reported to the state of Georgia that she previously worked as a loan processor at AmeriSave Mortgage in Atlanta, as an associate at the JoAnn Fabrics store in Alpharetta, and as an insurance producer for AFLAC in Columbus, Georgia.