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Hunting the U.N.

Reported by Judy - June 24, 2004 -

Fox News' Jonathan Hunt has made attacking the U.N. oil for food program his specialty, showing up every few days with a breathless report containing the same old stuff about corruption in the sale of Iraqi oil in the 1990s while the country was under U.N. sanctions. On June 24, he tried to make news with an interview with Paul Volker, heading the investigation of the program.

In an appearance beginning at 8:53 a.m. EDT on Fox and Friends, Hunt discussed his interview, after repeating a few times that it was the first one Volker has given on this subject. The clip from the interview has Volker saying there are "a lot of problems ... if there were bribes, why did they happen?"

Hunt assured the audience that OFF-camera Volker said "there were a lot of bribes," but this News Hound thinks it's best to see Volker's report before getting too excited.

Hunt, who all along has been blaming companies from France and Germany for taking bribes, noted that Paul Bremer has not been cooperating with the investigation. Do you suppose ... ? Nah, never.

A few minutes later, at 9:03 a.m. EDT, Hunt appeared on Fox News Live, this time in front of a phony backdrop of New York City rather than on the set, to repeat his report.