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.”
The MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN agenda is doing very well despite the distraction of the Witch Hunt. Many new jobs, high business enthusiasm,..— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2017
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 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
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.
THE JOHN BONIFIELD TAPE IS REAL. @JamesOKeefeIII WILL BE POSTING IT IN 15 TO 20. CNN IS FINISHED! HAHAHA.— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) June 27, 2017
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.