Oh I like him!Fmr NATO Ambassador Nicholas Burns: "I find it dismaying and objectionable that President Trump continues to deny the undeniable..." #Russia pic.twitter.com/U443XHjJWS— CSPAN (@cspan) June 28, 2017
This was testimony provided today during a hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee during a hearing focused mainly on Russian interference with elections in Europe.
In other Russian interference news today we learned that the Intelligence Committee has struck a deal to their hands on those Comey memos.
And what has Donald Trump been doing while all of this is going on?
Well he is going on his Instagram page to share those heavily edited videos which claim that a CNN producer admitted that CNN's Russian investigation is a witch hunt.
Video 1 of 2: #CNN is #FakeNews. The video via #ProjectVeritas that EVERYONE is talking about!
It should be pointed out that these videos have not been vetted by other news outlets, and that this Project Veritas is the work of James O'Keefe who famously used deceptively edited videos to attack ACORN, which resulted in their closure.Video 2 of 2: #CNN is #FakeNews. The video via #ProjectVeritas that EVERYONE is talking about!
Here is how the Washington Post reported on the videos:
The latest video was apparently shot earlier this month using a hidden camera by a man having a private conversation with Bonfield, who is not involved in political coverage, catching him making several off-the-cuff remarks.
Yet the video includes several journalistic evasions and shortcuts that would likely elicit outrage from critics if a mainstream news organization had employed the same techniques.
For example, it never mentions that Bonifield is a producer of health and medical stories, raising questions about how relevant his views are, and how informed he is, about CNN’s political coverage. It also doesn’t disclose that he is based in Atlanta — not in Washington or New York, where most of CNN’s coverage of national affairs and politics are produced.
Instead, the video identifies him a “supervising producer,” suggesting a senior decision-making role. O’Keefe, who appears on the video as a kind of master of ceremonies, furthers this impression by saying the footage describes “the real motivation behind our dominant media organizations.”
But CNN said Bonifield speaks only for himself. In a statement, it said stood by him and that “diversity of personal opinion is what makes CNN strong. We welcome it and embrace it.”
The network said it had no plans to take any disciplinary action. The video also doesn’t identify the man to whom Bonifield is speaking, nor does it provide any clue about how he came to record Bonifield.
So in other words this is a CNN employee, who does not work nor have any real knowledge of the Russia investigation, sharing his personal opinion on what is very likely a heavily edited video created by an organization famous for misrepresenting the truth.
RT of course reported this as one of their top stories.
The takeaway from all of this is that while numerous investigations into Russian interference continue forward, the man who is supposed to be keeping this country safe from such attacks, is doing nothing to project us from the next one, and is instead sharing what is most probably fake news in an attempt to shut down at least one of the journalistic investigations.
Can you say "Acting guilty?"
By the way, according to Mother Jones we already have plenty of evidence that Trump is guilty of aiding Putin's attack on America.