CBS seizes confidential files of fired reporter pursuing Hunter Biden laptop story in 'unprecedented' move - sources | 22 Feb 2024 | The acclaimed CBS reporter who was investigating the Hunter Biden laptop scandal before she was fired last week had her personal files seized by the network in an "unprecedented" move, sources told The Post on Thursday. Catherine Herridge -- who is the middle of a First Amendment case being closely watched by journalists nationwide -- was among 20 CBS News staffers let go as part of a larger purge of hundreds of employees at parent company Paramount Global. Her firing had stunned co-workers, but the network's decision to hold on to her personal materials, along with her work laptop where she may have other confidential info, has left many staffers shaken, according to insiders. "It's so extraordinary," a source familiar with the situation told The Post, noting that the files -- which are presumptively now the property of CBS News -- most likely contain confidential material from Herridge's stints at both Fox and CBS.

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