Wyclef has 'great lawyers' handling tax issues (video)

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Wyclef has 'great lawyers' handling tax issues (video)

Fri Aug 06, 2010 @ 09:47AM PST

This has to be one of the best TV interviews of the year. In the blink of an eye, CNN's Wolf Blitzer goes from hard-hitting journalist, interrogating Haiti presidential candidate Wyclef Jean about his tax arrears, to being Mr. Softee, exchanging some pleasantries with the singer in a foreign tongue.

Blitzer presses Jean on millions of dollars allegedly owed to the IRS. The singer responds by rambling about his "great lawyers" handling the tax situation. Blitzer presses the issue, wondering if the singer has the qualifications to run the "enormous" governmental budget of Haiti. Jean responds by mentioning his "great publishing companies."

Then, the really tough question. "Your English is perfect," says Blitzer. "What about your French and Creole?"

The bizarre interview continues with Blitzer getting a lesson in Creole.

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