Everybody’s favourite CNN anchor Don Lemon doesn’t simply report the liberal information, he apparently additionally spends time working as a “tipster” — at the least for mates of his who commit crimes. Jussie Smollett informed a court docket room on Monday that Lemon texted him to say that the Chicago Police Department didn’t imagine his account of what occurred throughout his 2019 “attack,” per Fox News’ Matt Finn.
Smollett testified throughout investigation he received a textual content from Don Lemon — saying CPD didn’t imagine him
(smollett speaking quick right here earlier than an objection. Not verbatim.)
— Matt Finn (@MattFinnFNC) December 6, 2021
Smollett, 39, has been charged with six counts of felony disorderly conduct for making what prosecutors are calling a false police report in regards to the alleged 2019 assault, which Smollett is accused of staging. He faces one rely of felony disorderly conduct for every false report he gave — to 3 totally different officers.
While on the stand Monday, Smollett mentioned that a part of the rationale he selected to not hand his cellphone over to the police was due to a textual content he obtained from Lemon warning him that the authorities didn’t purchase his race-attack story.
Curiously, regardless of protecting the Smollett trial on Monday as a part of his nightly CNN present, Lemon failed to notice that his title had been talked about within the courthouse earlier that afternoon. And it’s not like he didn’t know. CNN has their very own correspondent, Omar Jimenez, stationed in Chicago to cowl the trial.
Jimenez and Lemon mentioned the trial on air, however by no means as soon as mentioned the truth that Smollett had been particularly talked about Lemon by title throughout it. Lemon, who hardly ever turns down a chance to speak about himself — particularly if he can paint himself as a sufferer — has but to touch upon Smollett’s courtroom admission.
Smollett is anticipated to take the stand once more in the present day because the trial continues. Stay tuned to anybody aside from CNN for correct reporting on Lemon and his texting pal.
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