The Daily Caller’s Saagar Enjeti and Joe Simonson printed an intrepid piece of reporting early Friday morning exposing CNN’s fishy hiring of former James Comey flack and 10-year-agent Josh Campbell as its newest “law enforcement analyst” to defend the FBI from Republican criticism.
Citing a supply, the pair reported that “Comey had a direct hand in securing [Campbell’s] CNN position in return for an exclusive interview” and that Campbell led up to this by showing at Comey’s a lot-publicized listening to and printed columns in The New York Times and USA Today defending Comey and the FBI.
In typical CNN style, they steadily hound Fox News night time and day over each perceived or actual controversy however they didn’t have the gall to reply to the Daily Caller’s questions. But Facts First…or one thing.
Enjeti and Simonson started by noting that the previous Comey assistant’s hiring “disturbs veteran members of the bureau” and that their relationship “have raised a number of questions from these agents over the propriety of Campbell’s new job” with one 26-year veteran telling them that “something smells so bad about this whole thing.”
The incontrovertible fact that Campbell solely labored on the FBI for 10 years calls into query whether or not he possessed any true “field knowledge to accurately represent the bureau” and that’s bolstered by the truth that his final put up was “a media relations role out of the Los Angeles field office.”
Campbell stop on January 29 with a farewell celebration that included a flyer explaining that he would “defend the bureau” on CNN.
Enjeti and Simonson later famous that Campbell “deleted his personal website, which included numerous photos of himself with Comey,” together with “a photo of himself sitting behind the director” at his June eight, 2017 listening to that he attended with “future CNN colleague and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.”
Despite his biography, the Daily Caller famous that sources “greatly dispute[d] this characterization” that Campbell painted of himself since he “did the minimal amount of time he could before retiring.”
Along with public criticism on his LinkedIn web page, Campbell constructed up to his CNN hiring with a cryptic New Years Eve tweet about his future and different strikes comparable to “liking” a video associated to their pathetic “Facts First” marketing campaign.
“Both Campbell’s presence at the Comey hearing and much of his social media activity occurred while he was still an employee at the bureau…It remains unclear why he attended his former bosses’ hearing while an active agent,” Enjeti and Simonson added earlier than summarizing his two columns that someway have been printed regardless of his comparatively quick tenure.
Given Campbell’s inexperience on the FBI and comparatively younger age of 34, a DCNF supply with shut ties to the FBI alleges that Comey had a direct hand in securing his new CNN place in return for an unique interview. A Fox News report printed Wednesday alleges an identical sort of deal between the events.
CNN has not disclosed Campbell’s earlier historical past with Comey, nor did it reply to a number of requests for remark from TheDCNF.
As TheDCNF reported earlier this week, CNN has repeatedly relied on nameless sourcing inside the FBI for its tales.
The former brokers who spoke to TheDCNF expressed bewilderment that an lively agent would so nakedly share his relationship with a information outlet, with essentially the most conspicuous instance being his celebration flyer displaying him sitting in a CNN studio.