CNBC And Guy Who Wouldn’t Wear A Wire For Feds Debate The Meaning Of The Term ‘Trouble’

“Here’s our card, we need to hear from you in 48 hours, if we don’t there will be trouble for you,” Strategy Session guest John Kinnucan recounted being told by two representatives from the FBI when they showed up to his home and tried to get him to agree to record a conversation with a client from SAC Capital.

“And they haven’t made trouble for you I guess, have they?” David Faber asked.

“Well, uh, my business has been destroyed, so…”

Though at this time it remains unclear as to whether or not there will be some sort of ramifications for Kinnucan emailing his clients after the visit from the Feds, it does seem clear that yes, his business has been destroyed and he will likely have difficulty starting another wherein it’s his name on the front of the building. If like us, your heart goes out to the guy, who has a wife and child and was just trying to do the right thing, i.e. NOT BE A SNITCH, do consider giving him a call re: job prospects. He’s obviously very loyal, a hard worker and given that he told David Faber, “I’ve been dragged along the pavement a few hundred feet underneath a bus,* I’ve been lost alone at 40 below in the Brooks Range, this is just another chapter,” it sounds like he’ll do anything you ask of him, without complaints.

*Not a metaphor.

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33 Responses to “CNBC And Guy Who Wouldn’t Wear A Wire For Feds Debate The Meaning Of The Term ‘Trouble’”

  1. hobby menbosche says:

    there is no room in this industry for criminals

  2. Chuddy says:

    having Feds raid your house at 3PM while you are drinking wine by yourself is the NKI

  3. Guest says:

    kill yourself

  4. Choices says:

    If he wouldn’t wear a tie for the Feds, then he won’t be bothered to wear a tie for you, CNBC.

  5. You know, I think this guy’s on to something.

    -William Jefferson Clinton

  6. Adolph Coors says:

    Can’t believe he admitted he was drinking wine in his backyard by himself – has to be an honest…

  7. GodsBalls says:

    The FBI is the Primerica of government law enforcement.

  8. Guest says:

    “I’ve been dragged along the pavement a few hundred feet underneath a bus,* I’ve been lost alone at 40 below in the Brooks Range, this is just another chapter,”

    This guy sounds like Nordberg.

  9. StuckInOhio says:

    snitches get stiches

  10. Guest says:

    15 minutes of fame ending in 3…2…1…. whassthat? Charlie Gasparino on the line? 15 minutes of fame ending in 15..14…13…

  11. PING_J_ESQUIRE says:


  12. GodsBalls says:

    Don’t shit in my mouth and tell me its goat cheese, Gasparino.

  13. EagerBeaver says:

    Had it been the LAPD that rolled up, this guy would be in the witness protection program with a couple of broken ribs and Stevie Cohen would be on the run. Paying a lot of legal fees is the NKI.

  14. Anon says:

    he lives in Portland, OR, but yes, I agree.

  15. Guest says:

    Wearing a Heathcliff Huxtable sweater in the portrait shot is the NKI

  16. Guest says:

    I wonder if that was the FBI interrupting through his earpiece when he took that “wrap this” long pause. I bet they articulated trouble then.

  17. Guest says:

    “If a company’s been indicted, they’re out of business.” Well he didn’t prevent that for his clients, did he?

  18. Guest says:

    What’s with this guy? He pours his heart to anyone who will listen. I’m surprised he couldn’t chew the fat with the Feds.

  19. Anonymous says:

    …except in this case the non-snitches already had stitches from being dragged by a bus by their britches.

  20. Outsourcing is the NKI says:

    Wait til they outsource this to KBR or what they call it today

  21. Ping Jiang says:

    John, you are a good guy. Here is a marker for you to play with.

    – P. Jiang

  22. Dsd says:

    Seriously? Reposting CNBC interviews? This blog has gone into the shitter.

  23. Anonymous says:

    If that was irony with a capital I, good job. If not, go away pls

  24. Don Corleon says:

    Stevie: Do I have your loyalty?
    Kinnucan: Yes, Godfather, always?
    Stevie: Then be a friend to David. Do as he says.

  25. Anonymous says:

    Seriously? Attempting to claim “this blog has gone into the shitter” when we have, since DB started, commented on CNBC interviews we’ve found particularly amusing, such as the one above? You should consider sterilization.

  26. Anonymous says:

    Wham, zap, pow
    Bess, Bess, Bess
    Bess is the Besst

  27. Enquirer National says:

    John Kinnucan = Schwarzenegger / DeVito love child.

  28. pickles says:

    Which is _infinitely_ more NKI. Backyard/back deck…very 2006. Front porch is where today’s BSDs get a buzz on.

  29. Guest says:


  30. Notre Dame guy says:

    Hurray for Kinnucan….tough Irishman. He is drawing a line in the sand…..

  31. otc says:

    why was the goofball in glasses so intent on making sure that mutual funds were part of his client base….hf’s dont even advertise…..