In the second part of a bombshell undercover video investigation into the liberal mainstream media, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas has caught another CNN employee on camera doubling down on a CNN producer’s comments about how the Russia narrative is “bullsh*t” and not supported by any proof.
Van Jones, a prominent Democratic CNN commentator told a Veritas operative: “The Russia thing is just a big nothing burger.”
Rebel Media is the first to report on this new development, in what is being called the “American Pravda” investigation.
Prior to the release of the first video in which CNN medical producer John Bonifield admitted that the Russia hysteria is “mostly bullsh*t” and a plot to get ratings, Rebel Media was given an exclusive viewing of both Veritas videos at Project Veritas headquarters.
Jones is the second CNN employee on video confirming what the public has been saying for months now:
The Russia investigation narrative that accuses President Trump of colluding with Russia to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election is fake news, and simply a plot to get higher ratings from liberal TV viewers who are looking for more reasons to hate President Trump.
Despite admitting that CNN is pushing un-substantiated news regarding Russia, Jones partook in the propagation of the damaging Russia storyline that has served to cause great unease and disruption among the American public, and unquestionably has created a hostile political climate.
During a CNN appearance in December 2016, Jones said:
“This is baffling to anybody with a functioning brain stem. Yes other presidents tried to say nice things about the Russians… not in the face of an active attack on the country.”
Comments made by Bonifield and Jones suggest many others at CNN do not support or believe in the Russia hysteria CNN is pushing for ratings.
“I love the news business, but I am very cynical about it, and at the same time, so are most of my colleagues. I’m not alone,” said Bonifield.
Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now that they got caught falsely pushing their phony Russian stories. Ratings way down!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 27, 2017
Following the release of the damning footage in Part I, President Donald Trump and the White House commented on what quickly became the biggest news story of the day.
WATCH Part I of Project Veritas' CNN video:
The video also received praise from Donald Trump Jr., who called CNN “fake news”.
During a White House press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee urged everyone in the media to watch the Veritas video while she answered a question about CNN.
In an email sent out by the official Trump campaign that directly referenced and quoted the Veritas video, supporters were asked to fight back against the “fake news media machine”.
Despite the damning exposure, CNN did not apologize for the comments that were caught on camera.
“CNN stands by our medical producer John Bonifield. "Diversity of personal opinions is what makes CNN strong. We welcome it and embrace it,” said CNN in a statement.
📬: "CNN stands by our medical producer John Bonifield. Diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong, we welcome it & embrace it."— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) June 27, 2017
O’Keefe told Rebel Media that the “American Pravda” investigation has damning footage on several liberal mainstream media outlets and that the investigation will continue in the weeks ahead.
“We’re going directly after the mainstream media, we’re going for the jugular,” Project Veritas Communications Director Stephen Gordon told Rebel Media. “We’d like to put the mainstream on notice. Veritas is everywhere.”
The two Veritas bombshells were released only one day after three CNN employees resigned in disgrace for publishing a fake news story that accused Trump ally Anthony Scaramucci of having ties to a Russian bank.
The scandal resulted in CNN establishing new editorial rules for the network regarding all stories relating to Russia.
In a leaked internal email, Rich Barbieri, a CNNMoney executive editor said, “No one should publish any content involving Russia without coming to me and Jason [Farkas]. This applies to social, video, editorial, and MoneyStream . No exceptions.”
In wake of story retraction, CNNMoney exec editor sends memo to staff mandating all "Russia-related content" must be cleared by him or VP pic.twitter.com/2Y6QMZj1h5— Jon Passantino (@passantino) June 25, 2017