Yesterday, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas featured a senior CNN producer calling the Trump-Russia collusion story “bullshit,” but defenders of the embattled network waved it away by claiming the employee in question was just a lowly grunt. Part Two of the so-called “American Pravda” series features the same assessment of the Russia story from none other than Van Jones.
The latest video – which quickly soared to the top of YouTube’s trending list – features the prominent CNN commentator waving away the constant allegations of a nefarious relationship between the Trump campaign and Russian operatives as “a big nothing burger.”
James O’Keefe heralded the latest video as evidence of “one of CNN’s most prominent left-leaning political commentators in total agreement with President Trump.”
The video further exposes Jones, who served as a green jobs czar to the Obama administration, as a hypocrite by juxtaposing his “nothing burger” comment alongside a clip in which he characterizes the Russia allegations as an “active attack of the country.”
And on Twitter earlier this month, Jones expressed gratitude that government officials were looking into possible Moscow ties: “I am glad there is a Russia investigation and I hope they get to the bottom of it,” he wrote.
On Project Veritas’s official website, a news release prefaced the Jones video by highlighting the kneejerk response by CNN and other left-leaning news outlets to discredit CNN producer John Bonifield.
CNN’s Brian Stelter took to Twitter to insist that Bonifield is a mere “Health Producer” and “isn’t involved in Russia or Trump coverage,” while Paul Fahri of the Washington Post criticized the Project Veritas video by noting that “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.”