A producer for CNN has been caught on tape admitting that the network's "coverage" of President Trump's
Russian scandals is "bulls#!t" being pushed to "increase ratings!"
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Investigative journalist James O'Keefe
and his "Project Veritas" team
caught CNN producer John Bonifield
on this secret video talking about the network's obsession with pushing discredited reports that Trump worked with Vladimir Putin
to "hack" the 2016 presidential election — with the producer backing Trump's accusation of a "witch hunt!"
“I just feel like they really don’t have [proof of collusion],” said Bonifield in the shocking tape, “but they want to keep digging...And so I think the president is probably right to say, ‘Look, you are witch hunting me.'”
The National ENQUIRER
— and veteran D.C. insider Dick Morris
— have previously exposed the secret Obama operatives
who've worked within the White House and D.C. intelligence communities to spread the discredited rumors. In the tape, Bonifield casually confirms that the reports are “mostly bulls#!t right now.”
And in the most damning twist, Bonifield adds that CNN is going along with the stories simply to get ratings, with the producer mocking CNN chief Jeff Zucker for telling staffers to "get back to Russia."
President Trump has already mocked the embarrassing footage, which comes just a day after CNN fired three reporters after another news report on Trump and Russia had to be quickly pulled from the site.
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"Fake News CNN is looking at big management changes now," said the President via social media. CNN's PR branch responded by boasting that the network "just posted it's [sic] most-watched second quarter in history."