CNN's Toobin: "Donald Trump In A Way Has Already Won"; Hunter Biden a "Real Challenge For Us As Journalists" | Video | RealClearPolitics

CNN's Toobin: "Donald Trump In A Way Has Already Won"; Hunter Biden a "Real Challenge For Us As Journalists"

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CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin lamented to CNN host Wolf Blitzer it will be a real challenge as "journalists" to cover Hunter Biden's indiscretions in relation to the impeachment of President Trump. Toobin acknowledged Biden is news but he is unsure "what our responsibility is as journalists" to cover the story.

"What struck me about this hearing was how Donald Trump in a way has already won," Toobin said Thursday. "How much did we hear about Hunter Biden? Over and over again about Hunter Biden. That's what the Republicans are talking about constantly. And, you know, there are questions about Hunter Biden's behavior. So this incredible shift of emphasis -- and you know it's going to be a real challenge for us as journalists to decide how much to follow along with this."

"The idea that we are sitting here debating the country, the country, the House Judiciary Committee is debating the impeachment of the president of the United States, and over and over again we get how all these questions about the behavior of Hunter Biden, the president's perhaps most likely opponent, the son of [Joe Biden] and I just don't know what our responsibility is as journalists because it's not the point, but this is the news. And this is what's there," Toobin said.



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