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December 07, 2021

Shock: Don Lemon Used His Own Journalistic Resources to Tip Off Jussie Smollett That Police Were Suspicious of His Farcical Hate Crime Hoax

Absolutely gutted. If we can't believe in Don Lemon, what can we believe in?

Note that Lemon's warning would caused Smollett to reduce cooperation with police. So Lemon was playing lawyer for a subject he was "covering" as a "journalist."

Nick Arama at RedState points out that Don Lemon admitted that he had an emotional connection to Jussie Smollett, who, like Don Lemon, was black and gay and who had also suffered zero discrimination in his overpromoted life:

Lemon has already said that he was in constant contact with Smollett early on in the case and that the story was "personal" to him.

During his testimony, Smollett said he refused to give police his cell phone because Don Lemon had warned him the police didn't believe him:

Megan Crepeau @crepeau

He also says he declined to give his phone to CPD in part because earlier he'd gotten a text from Don Lemon "saying he'd gotten a text from CPD saying they don't believe me."

objections, then a sidebar.

The police were not interacting with Don Lemon as a pal. They were responding to his questions as a "journalist" -- and likely, they were attempting to blunt his hot-tempered, accusatory questions like "Why don't you racists already have these MAGA terrorists arrested?"

So he was flinging that kind of question at police, elicited the response "We don't know if we actually believe Smollett," immediately passed that to a subject he was covering, and Smollett immediately used that information to decided to not share his cell phone with cops.

Although, given the fact that the cell phone contained his interactions with the Nigerian brothers, it's a fair bet he'd already decided not to do that.

But again, as with Fredo, we have a "journalist" using his resources and cachet as a CNN "reporter" to get information which he then passes on to a subject he has an emotional connection to.

Of course, that's not the only way in which Don Lemon resembles Fredo Cuomo.

CNN has continued to stand behind Don Lemon, who has allegedly tried to settle with Hice [the man that Don Lemon sexually assaulted] on multiple occasions. In response to the network terminating Chris Cuomo for alleged sexual misconduct and for using CNN resources to aid his brother's crisis team, Hice told Fox News Digital that the network protects predators.

"They're a network rife with predators and perverts," Hice said. "Lemon will have to testify under oath in the near future, but it's good to see that there's finally some accountability happening."

"This is who they are. They're a predator-protecting machine, they slander and smear victims with impunity," Hice added.

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