Donald Trump Jr. LIGHTS UP Brian Stelter, CNN on Russia, Jussie Smollett Coverage

Monica Sanchez | March 26, 2019
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Donald Trump Jr. lit up Twitter Tuesday afternoon with a couple tweets eviscerating CNN and Brian Stelter for their coverage of the Russia probe and alleged hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett.

After news made headlines that 16 felony charges had been dropped against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a hate crime in Chicago, CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter went on air painting Smollett as a “victim,” saying that he just “wants to get back to work” and calling the dropped charges “a triumphant moment” for him, his friends, and his fans." 

“I do think we will see Smollett get back to work. Because the narrative has once again changed to victim,” said Stelter. “We may never really know what happened on the street that night in Chicago. But for his fans, for his friends, this is a triumphant moment where he can now get back to what he wants to do, which is work.”

A clip from his segment was shared on Twitter by hundreds of people, including commentary writer for the DC Examiner, Tiana Lowe, who included the following caption calling out Stelter for his shoddy journalism:

"‘We may never really know what happened’ about a hoax documented with checks and videos is about five inches removed from ‘Oceania had always been at war with Eastasia’ territory,” Lowe wrote. 

Personally offended by Lowe’s tweet, Stelter felt the need to defend himself, clearly:

Donald Trump Jr. responded in hilarious fashion, declaring that CNN President Jeff Zucker's "personal propaganda czar" Stelter had just received a promotion to the role of “director of rapid response for Jussie Smollett … just days after being reassigned from the Russia hoax desk.”

“Congrats, Brian!” he tweeted.

This comes after news that the Robert Mueller special counsel investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election found no evidence of collusion by President Trump or any of his campaign associates. 

As this Twitter user put it, "DAMNNNNNNNNNN!"  

Donald Trump Jr. followed up that tweet with another saying that Stelter’s “new position opened up after longtime CNN fixture Mark Geragos got the boot for being in cahoots with alleged extortionist” Michael Avenatti, who was arrested on Monday on charges of wire fraud and extortion.

Rough week. 

Smollett was charged earlier this month on 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly staging a hate crime in Chicago.

The charges were thrown out by State Attorney Kim Foxx. You know, the one who recused herself from the investigation citing a conflict of interest because of her connections, as MRCTV reported:

According to Fox 32 Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel, a Chicago PD source said the directive came from State Attorney Kim Foxx. This is the same Kim Foxx, mind you, who recused herself from the investigation citing a conflict of interest, just before being accused of tampering with the investigation on behalf of Smollett’s family by asking Chicago’s top police officer to drop the case and turn it over to the FBI.

The Chicago Tribune reports Foxx had been asked to do Smollett’s family the favor via ‘a politically connected lawyer close to Chicago’s most prominent political families, the Obamas and Emanuels’ who also happened to be the former chief of staff for Michelle Obama. That bombshell report led a Chicago police union to call for a federal investigation into Foxx’s alleged mishandling of the case.

The Chicago Police Department is reportedly “furious” over the dropped charges.

CPD Superintendent Eddie Johnson during a press conference on Tuesday said that Chicago “is still owed an apology.”