All that work. All that effort. And it was all flushed down the toilet due to being scooped by Donald Trump, Jr. on July 11 when he released his private emails with a British publicist concerning a Russian lawyer. A full year of investigating...GONE!
Such was the complaint of journalist Jared Yates Sexton as he hilariously whined on Twitter on July 11 how Donald Trump, Jr. scooped him earlier in the day with his email release. His angst was chronicled that same day by the Conservative Review, Journo melts down after Trump Jr. scoops him.
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On Tuesday morning, Donald Trump Jr. published via Twitter the email chain between himself and a British promoter regarding the possibility of a Russian lawyer having information about Hillary Clinton. Shortly after Trump Jr. tweeted, the New York Times published a story on the emails. For one journalist, that wasn’t the main story. No, it was that he got scooped and wasted a year of his life.
Jared Yates Sexton, who according to his Twitter bio has written for the New York Times, Politico, and The New Republic, had a somewhat public meltdown over Trump Jr.’s tweet.
I chased this story for a year and he just...tweeted it out.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
I...worked on this story for a year...and...he just...he tweeted it out.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
Like. I spent hours and days and weeks and months. And his son just, hit tweet.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
I tracked down sources. Followed so many dead leads. Labored over this. And then, he just, you know, tweeted out the proof.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
But wait... It gets even funnier!
I'm not entirely convinced I'm not having a break from reality.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
Like, so many people out there were trying to track this down. And it just...got delivered on a tweet. What the hell.— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
It's just so bizarre. As an independent journalist you work crazy hard hoping something will fall into your lap and...he tweeted it? 2/— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
I mean. He just tweeted it. Like it was nothing. Like, it was just another Tuesday. 4/4— Jared Yates Sexton (@JYSexton) July 11, 2017
Almost as funny as Sexton's extreme depression of all his hard work going for naught are the reactions to his frustrated tweets. Just check the responses to Sexton's anguished tweets. Meanwhile, the good news for Sexton is that this story is far from over and there is a lot more material for him to investigate. One example comes to us by way of The Hill in their July 12 story, DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team.
The Moscow lawyer had been turned down for a visa to enter the U.S. lawfully but then was granted special immigration parole by then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch for the limited purpose of helping a company owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv, her client, defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City.
During a court hearing in early January 2016, as Veselnitskaya’s permission to stay in the country was about to expire, federal prosecutors described how rare the grant of parole immigration was as Veselnitskaya pleaded for more time to remain in the United States.
So if Sexton wants to he can quit crying over his keyboard about being scooped by Donald Trump, Jr. and get back to work investigating this far from closed matter. Jared? Jared? Are you there, Jared?