_ This is my current thinking about what we saw last night and today on chat, combined with over 40 years experience as a personal assistant for lawyers and researchers.
SweetQueen's intel was anecdotal evidence. She talked to sources she trusted, and they told her what they knew. SweetQueen's sources are very good, and as Jonny stated she knows what conversation is worth sharing and what is not.
In court or in research, however, we always look to back up anecdotal evidence with documents. For example, it's more convincing to have the murder weapon as well as testimony by a witness who saw the murder than it is to have the testimony alone.
This two pronged approach just makes sense. So, when you see these two different approaches, they are in integrity. They are building a whole picture.