NBC Pounces on Second Whistleblower Complaint With No Confirmation

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One could almost hear the excitement in anchor Lester Holt’s voice during Thursday’s NBC Nightly News when he was announcing the possibility of a second so-called whistleblower. “Meantime, there's a new report tonight out about a second government whistleblower, this time at the IRS,” he touted before going to chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, who eventually admitted the network hadn’t confirmed anything.

“Lester, this new whistleblower complaint is from an IRS official who says he was told that a Treasury Department appointee reportedly tried to interfere with the annual audit of the President or Vice President's tax returns. This is according to The Washington Post, citing multiple people familiar with the matter,” she enthusiastically reported.

So, according to Jackson, the whistleblower was “told” this happened, which meant it was second-hand information, and they couldn’t be certain if the alleged interference had to do with President Trump or Vice President Mike Pence. Sounds legit.

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