This comes from the Director of the Office of Communications for IRS Criminal Investigations.
Chief and Deputy Chief, I took a call from a CNN producer yesterday who gives me a heads up on things he is working on and allows me the opportunity to comment. Yesterday he called me about Sportsman (he did not use that term obviously). He gave me the following tidbits:
Producer is aware of a witness who was recently interviewed by our agents and FBI in Delaware.
Witness told producer that he was under the impression that they were wrapping things up and just had a few basic questions to “put a bow on the investigation.”
Producer has an email from Hunter saying he expected all of this “stuff” to go away when his dad becomes President.
What’s the ‘lede’ here? Is it Hunter’s chutzpah in believing that the case would go away once his father took office? Or is it CNN having an email like that in their possession and then sitting on it?
The email dates back to September 2021. When did this CNN producer get hold of this email? Even with the most charitable assumptions possible, CNN spent years sitting on an email in which a president’s son allegedly suggests that an investigation will go away when his dad becomes president.
And yet CNN didn’t have an angle on “Hunter saying he expected all of this ‘stuff’ to go away when his dad becomes President.” Instead, apparently, CNN tried to trade the material too hot to run to the IRS for some inside dope.
There’s no story in “Hunter saying he expected all of this ‘stuff’ to go away when his dad becomes President.”
None at all. Just ask CNN.