A CNN reporter was quickly met with criticism after suggesting there should be more attention on Hunter Biden.
Correspondent Sara Sidner shared an article on Twitter about Hunter’s business dealings with Chinese billionaire Ye Jianming and Patrick Ho.
Ho was being investigated by the FBI in 2017 for a “global bribery scheme” that “appeared to advance Chinese government interests.”
The article from Yahoo News said that evidence found in emails on Hunter Biden’s infamous laptop could associate Biden with a Chinese “counterintelligence threat” to the country.
Sidner said people should be asking “legitimate questions” about Hunter Biden and the ongoing FBI investigation into him.
“H’s not an elected official but legitimate questions should be asked and answered about his former business dealings and how it was handled by the FBI,” she added.
“This shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” Sidner said.
Sidner also shared an MSNBC report about FBI agent Timothy Thibault resigning after being accused of bias in the Hunter Biden laptop investigation.
Her comments immediately enraged hundreds liberals on Twitter, many of whom used it to question CNN.
Tim Fullerton, who worked for Barack Obama’s digital team during his 2012 re-election, said “Can anyone explain to me why this is a story other than the GOP made it one?”
“The only way this is a real story is if somehow Biden somehow did illegal to make his son rich. Do the people at CNN have any evidence that happened? And if they don’t (which they don’t), why cover it?” he added.
Actor John Cusack responded, saying “Are you gonna ask the same questions about bill bars Ties to Epstein? Through his daddy? His obstruction of mueller, Lying to congress – child abduction? No – how about bush [Cheney] Rumsfeld ties to privatized war economy?”
“Gimme a break,” he added.
Former spokesperson for the Republican National Committee Cheri Jacobus tweeted “Unfollowed.”
One Twitter user called Sidner “infected,” to which she responded “I’m not infected. I’m a journalist.”
CNN President Chris Licht vowed to make major changes to the network after taking over following the resignation of Jeff Zucker.
Licht has proposed turning the network away from overt partisan bias, leading to the loss of former anchor Brian Stelter and White House correspondent John Harwood.
Other CNN programs are at risk for being cut and multiple prominent anchors may be departing the network soon.