Posted on December 7, 2016

Huffington Post Editor’s Tweet Sparks FBI Investigation

Daniel Halper, New York Post, December 7, 2016

The FBI is investigating a Huffington Post scribe for joking about “destroying Trump ballots” at a Washington, DC, voting site, the reporter claimed.

Nick Baumann said it all began with a joke that the feds didn’t find particularly amusing.

On Oct. 31, 2016, Baumann tweeted: “I love my job working at a voting site in washington dc destroying trump ballots.”


Days later, on Nov. 4, Baumann, a senior enterprise editor for the site, said he got a call from the FBI — but, thinking it was a crank call, he never called back.

On Dec. 5, the FBI special agent tried again.


The meeting hasn’t taken place. But, Baumann writes, “The investigation is ongoing.”