June 27, 2017

UNDERCOVER VERITAS VIDEO: CNN Producer Admits Russia Story Is “Bull S**t,” Trump “Witch Hunt”

Laura LoomerShillman Fellow
 

In a shocking new undercover video investigation, Project Veritas has confirmed via an Atlanta based CNN producer that the Russia hysteria concerning President Donald Trump is in fact a political witch hunt.

John Bonifield, a producer who works at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia told a Veritas operative, “I mean, it’s mostly bullshit right now. Like, we don’t have any giant proof,” referring to the Russia investigation that the liberal mainstream media has devoted massive resources and time to covering.

The new Veritas investigation confirms 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.

At one point in the video, Bonifield suggests that CNN lacks journalistic ethics.

“It’s a business, people are like the media has an ethical phssssss… All the nice cutesy little ethics that used to get talked about in journalism school you’re just like, that’s adorable. That’s adorable. This is a business,” said Bonifield.

On June 18, 2017, President Trump described the Russia investigation as a “witch hunt.”

Bonifield confirmed Trump’s accusations, saying:

“I haven’t seen any good enough evidence to show that the President committed a crime. I just feel like they don’t really have it but they want to keep digging. And so I think the President is probably right to say, like, look you are witch hunting me. You have no smoking gun, you have no real proof.”

Project Veritas President and founder James O’Keefe said this series is the first part of a promise he made to the people in the beginning of the year.

On January 19, 2017, O’Keefe announced his plans to expose the mainstream media during his notorious address at the Deploraball, the night before President Trump’s inauguration.

“We are embedded in your institutions, we are inside your newsrooms, and that is going to be our next target,” said O’Keefe.

This isn’t the first time Project Veritas has targeted CNN.

In February 2017 at a Veritas press conference at CPAC, O’Keefe dropped the “CNN leaks”, hundreds of hours of secretly recorded audio from within CNN’s Atlanta headquarters by a woman who was identified as “Miss X”. The audio recordings were released in a Wikileaks format and the public was asked to help sort through and transcribe the tapes. O’Keefe offered a $10,000 reward to anyone who could provide Veritas with legally obtained audio or video recordings that prove mainstream “media malfeasance.”

The Veritas bombshell was 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 the video, Bonifield claims that the orders to report fake news about Russia come directly from Jeffrey Zucker, the CEO of CNN.

“Just to give you some context, President Trump pulled out of the climate accords and for a day and a half we covered the climate accords. And the CEO of CNN (Jeff Zucker) said in our internal meeting, he said good job everybody covering the climate accords, but we’re done with that, let’s get back to Russia,” said Bonifield.

During the video release, Rebel Media was granted exclusive behind the scenes access to Project Veritas headquarters as they prepared to drop fireworks on CNN.

The video was somehow leaked earlier than the original embargoed release time of 10:00 am on Tuesday, causing Veritas staff to quickly change release plans nearly ten hours before the scheduled release time. Following news of the leak, anxious Twitter users were posting and sharing a leaked draft of the damning exposé that quickly made its way to the top of The_Donald Reddit page and the DMs of numerous conservative Twitter personalities.

When asked about how the new video was leaked early, O’Keefe told Rebel Media, “It was all part of the plan.”

Project Veritas has revealed exclusively to Rebel Media that Veritas operatives have caught more top level CNN correspondents on camera doubling down and further confirming that the Russia media hysteria is a nothing burger.

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commented 2017-06-27 18:37:35 -0400
Wow that’s a good one for Project Veritas. You’ve got to love the Americans, some of them don’t follow like sheeps. The others however, listening to non-stop Russia plot on CNN to the point of increasing their ratings, they need to see a psychiatrist.
commented 2017-06-27 15:35:22 -0400
Huh, quick scroll of the posts and not one Troll. Go figure. Must have seen their shadows.
commented 2017-06-27 15:13:50 -0400
My sister has two university degrees and watches CNN religiously. She absolutely won’t tolerate any criticism of CNN. I think that the with slick presentation, like the constant “breaking news” and the personae of Blitzer and Cooper who are intense and look as if they know what they’re talking about, people swallow it whole. It’s all show. Smoke and mirrors…I look forward to seeing the expression on my sister’s face when it all comes crashing down.
commented 2017-06-27 14:45:53 -0400
My faith in CNN is almost shaken by this new revelation
commented 2017-06-27 13:56:54 -0400
Don observed, “They are a sh*t stain on the underwear of Canadian society.”

Good analogy.
commented 2017-06-27 12:47:46 -0400
Oh to be a fly on the wall at CBC today ! I’m sure there more than a few CBC twats undergoing a sphincter clenching experience today. The CBC has been a left of centre biased news/propaganda entity for years. I remember listening to a discussion between a leftist university professor and a climate scientist discussing climate. Anna Marie Tremonte kept interrupting the climate scientist every time he spoke and then let the retarded university professor go on at length.
It’s bad enough that the CBC is Canada’s Pravda. It’s worse that they get a billion dollars a year from taxpayers. That’s just criminal. That uninterrupted manna from heaven allows the CBC to be an incredible wasteful corporation. Sadly when asked to account for the money they receive they acted like some FN councils and refused to open their books.
They are a sh*t stain on the underwear of Canadian society.
commented 2017-06-27 12:20:34 -0400
“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.”

Those with functioning brain cells realized that it was fake news when the left became extremely violent over Trump’s win. The left showed their true colors that day and on a regular basis since. Anything that goes against the left’s narrative is attacked vehemently showing yet again that hatred is what fuels their ideology. Winston Churchill was absolutely correct when he stated "The fascists of the future will call themselves anti-fascists”.
commented 2017-06-27 12:09:44 -0400
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 16 mins ago
“…And isn’t this illegal?…”

Interesting observation.
Many on the right are conditioned – through repetitive programming – to assume that no matter the criminality, treason, immorality or act of degeneracy the left act out and/or get caught for – they will get away with it – because the lefty liberal Fake News will always spin, lie, misinform, deny or omit the truth and protect the lefty actors from justice – while blindly attacking the right with the same tools…
We assume they will continue to get away with it and so we don’t even consider the illegality of their actions as an avenue to tear them and their evil and corrupted edifice down.
Sometimes we’re our own worst enemy – and for all the right reasons.
commented 2017-06-27 11:58:35 -0400
The lesson here is that if there is a “market” for a given point of view, someone will jump in to provide it, assuming they can figure out how to do so profitably. Clearly, CNN has decided that they want to pander to the “liberal” (Leftist) point of view and are bending over backwards to generate all the “product” – anti-Trump stories – they can.

This is not remotely surprising though. ALL media outlets, including the CBC, CTV and even the Rebel, are trying to provide “product” that pleases their customers, just like any other business.

The challenge, of course, is dealing with the sticky issue of truth. Clearly, CNN and most of its journalists care only about the appearance of truth: actual truth is not a requirement. As long as their sources haven’t been 100% proven to be liars, they are reliable enough for CNN’s purposes. When a source is conclusively proven to be a liar, they dump him – and maybe the journalist who fell for his lies – and then set about finding new sources that aren’t yet known conclusively to be liars. And so it goes.

The only real question is whether ANY media outlets actually insist on telling only the unvarnished truth. Given the nature of the media, I’m skeptical that any outlets hold themselves to that standard. They simply gather up what few facts are to be found, embellish them with a thick layer of supposition and pass them off as “news”.
commented 2017-06-27 11:48:34 -0400
Poor John Bonfield is probably out of a job today for exposing his CEO. Oh, well, he can always get a job with the CBC.
commented 2017-06-27 11:40:48 -0400
Gary Weibe said, “If CNN and other MSM outlets promote fake news to keep their ratings up, what the hell does that say about their viewers?”

What does that say about their morals.

And isn’t this illegal?
commented 2017-06-27 11:17:46 -0400
Hmmm….no trolls scolding and admonishing us……strange….
commented 2017-06-27 11:00:03 -0400
The sad reality is that even when you show this BS to a lefty they will still deny it and slag The Rebel as :bigoted, racist, and unbalanced. Believe me I’ve tried with a Winnipeg rain personality. If I send him a link to a Rebel story he never comments on the content; he only rants about how much he hates The Rebel. Sound familiar? Rebel Derangement Syndrome. If the truth bursts the left wing narrative bubble the source must be “hateful and bigoted”.
commented 2017-06-27 11:00:03 -0400
The sad reality is that even when you show this BS to a lefty they will still deny it and slag The Rebel as :bigoted, racist, and unbalanced. Believe me I’ve tried with a Winnipeg rain personality. If I send him a link to a Rebel story he never comments on the content; he only rants about how much he hates The Rebel. Sound familiar? Rebel Derangement Syndrome. If the truth bursts the left wing narrative bubble the source must be “hateful and bigoted”.
commented 2017-06-27 10:50:55 -0400
Thanks ! REBEL , with out you, a lot of us would never have heard of VERITAS

I hope REBEL develops a ( special forces) type under cover news gathering operation
commented 2017-06-27 10:26:41 -0400
If CNN and other MSM outlets promote fake news to keep their ratings up, what the hell does that say about their viewers?
commented 2017-06-27 10:16:33 -0400
Project Veritas please infiltrate the CBC.
commented 2017-06-27 10:11:49 -0400
Where there is smoke there is arsons and C.N.N. fan boys fanning the flames.
commented 2017-06-27 10:04:57 -0400
Terry,

The regressive liberals are past grand masters regarding the game of lie and deny, so their propaganda machines will spin it. The first steps will be CNN firing reporters, like they have, and producers exposed by PV. Second steps will be to demonize PV. Third to take legal action against PV for invasion of privacy. Fourth, a take down of the PV channel.

While the regressives no longer continually hold royal flushes against the pair of deuces the free right always held, they still have a full house against three of a kind.
commented 2017-06-27 10:00:52 -0400
Project Veritas.
A profoundly important and courageous group doing important work on our behalf.
Thank you Project Veritas…and give those swamp creatures one for me!
commented 2017-06-27 09:59:54 -0400
To make matters even more laughable is when Donald Trump brings up something about being hacked or names being wrongfully disseminated they accuse Trump of trying to distract from the investigation.
commented 2017-06-27 09:38:06 -0400
I’m sure there is tons of material for Project Veritas behind the scenes at the State Broadcaster and Constant Trudeau Vision & the rest of the Librano loving media Party. Would love to see James pull the “socks” off the fake news up here.
commented 2017-06-27 09:36:15 -0400
It’s really got to make CNN and Democrats feel stupid and embarrassed, falling again to the amazing skills James O’Keefe, they never saw it coming

Real Americans took our country back from globalist elite! We wanted our jobs and our nation back! Our healthcare was too expensive. Mine is $700/month now (thanks to Obamacare). My car insurance is still $25 per month (from Insurance Panda), but what are the Democrats plans for that? Just look at Blue Detroit where auto insurance is $500/month. When is the next minimum wage bump? How many more illegals do they want?

Things are getting more and more expensive as it is. Can we really afford to support the world’s homeless?

I cannot believe how lucky we are to have Trump instead of Hillary for our President.
commented 2017-06-27 09:20:45 -0400
Wonder how they’re going to spin their way out of this? Crash and burn in hell msm.