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FBI Leaks in Jesse Jr Case Instructive

Just as in the case against Rep Bill Jefferson, we knew about 40K in a refrigerator for a reason.

This time around it’s clear that the FBI wants to make Jesse Jr look as stupid as possible on the road to prosecution. Tales of 90K (correction, earlier post had 40K) watches to girlfriends and furniture come leaking out via the FBI’s chosen sources: Some reporter name Sneed at the Sun-Times and the local Fox station in Chicago. It’s not that any of that is surprising as we’ve seen this routine before.

Let’s see if in the end the leaked info matches reality. Usually it does. But when a reporter only has one source and no one to check the information against you just never know. Why team Jesse hasn’t called Judy Smith to mount a counter PR offensive I have no clue.

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