Former FBI agent on Carlee Russell case: ‘There are so many holes in this story’ | Dan Abrams LiveJul 20, 2023
The police say they want to talk to Carly, but her family says she apparently isn't ready yet. There are
manyquestions left to answer, but only Carly can provide those answers. Well, we can't say because we haven't been able to verify most of Carly's initial information. statement made to investigators and we have no reason to believe there is a threat to public safety related to
case. I'm joined now by Jennifer Coffendaffer, she's a retired FBI
agent, Nation Law And Justice news contributor, and Eric Guster, he's an attorney. in Alabama where Carly Russell disappeared, thank you both for joining me, I really appreciate it, okay Jennifer, let me start with you, look, we've been asking questions about
storyall week about why the police say and don't say a lot, but I think it's pretty clear when the authorities there end their press conference saying there's no threat to the community, they're basically saying we don't believe the account, yeah, they made it very clear, uh, that there are so
holes. in this
storythere are so many
holesin the investigation from the point of view that it does not match his story that it is clear that they do not believe him and that they do not believe that there was a kidnapping and they have waited a few days to say This is true, I mean that This is something authorities probably want to be careful about.
I mean, look at all of us. I think we wanted to try to help when we heard the story. I know I went on TV and talked about the police. You know, it helps, uh, if they know something to bring her home, etc., and now with these questions they don't want to point the finger at her yet, right, they want to be careful how they frame this well, they've definitely said that they have more research to do. . and that at this point they are not considering charges, they are looking to get to the bottom of what happened during those two days, but having said that, I think they made it very clear to the community that there is no one that is in the community that kidnapped her and there's no reason or concern for public safety and that's really at the end of the day, uh, that was the message de
livered and that's because law enforcement doesn't believe his story, Eric, do you think that's fair?
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Hoover's absolute characterization was put on the map as a place where people are kidnapped and they wanted to make sure they got all eyes and crosses on all the teams in this investigation before they said anything because this was a very scary thing for everyone who was involved. They are here where I
live. 20 minutes from where this supposedly happened and I was telling my wife, don't go out, don't go out anywhere at night because we're afraid there's a kidnapper, but Hoover was very methodical with his press releases, they let them out little by little. that this didn't happen I didn't believe it on Friday because the story was absolutely ridiculous once I thought about it and I'm glad they finally said there is no kidnapper loose in Jefferson County so tell me why I'm so suspicious of the story that even you have known it for days.
I am a
formerChrome defense attorney and trial attorney. First, someone seeing a three-year-old at night on the highway doesn't make sense when you're driving 50 to 70 miles per hour. First of all, stopping from going 50 or 70 miles per hour will take you 70 to 100 miles per hour. yards to stop the story doesn't make sense if you see something on the side of the road it's impossible to do it at night so that stuff Really sucks and then the next day on Saturday Hoover released the video showing that she rode on the shoulder of what the police chief said for 600 yards, which let us know that his story didn't add up well, let me play a little more. from her call to 9-1-1 to dispatch this is number nine, they look hurt, no, no, they are wipes like Hispanics or Asians, they are white, okay, is he a man or a woman?
I think he's a boy. a little boy right now, he's wearing clothes, yeah, what is he wearing? It's a white t-shirt and it doesn't look like it has pants, it looks like a diaper and there are no cars anywhere, no, no. Cars are everywhere, so Jennifer, you know Eric was suspicious from day one, when you hear that 9-1-1 call, it makes you have even more questions. Yes, it seems like she's making it up as she goes along. To watch, visit newsnationnow.com to find Nation news on your cable provider and don't forget to click the red subscribe button below for more Nations news, unbiased, fact-based coverage.
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