“PART ONE” TO BE RELEASED AT 10:00 A.M.
by Sharon Rondeau
(Feb. 22, 2017) — On Monday, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, who aired incriminating footage of DNC-affiliated operatives prior to the November elections causing resignations, promised to release “a new video exposing CNN soon.”
In an interview with Sean Hannity on Tuesday, O’Keefe did not positively identify CNN as the object of his new project, but rather, hinted that the footage related to a network “that Trump has really been talking about.”
At a press conference last Thursday, Trump accused many in the mainstream media as harboring “hatred” toward his administration.
CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS and NPR often show a left-leaning bias, in may observers’ opinions.
O’Keefe’s announcements have not gone unnoticed by CNN, with the cable station’s Brian Stelter interviewing him on Wednesday.
What O’Keefe characterized as “Part One” is expected to be released at 10:00 a.m. EST on Thursday.
“Given his track record, many consider O’Keefe discredited, and not a serious journalist,” Stelter wrote.
In 2009, O’Keefe, along with a colleague, disguised themselves and exposed potentially illegal practices at ACORN, which had received millions in taxpayer dollars as a non-partisan voter-registration organization.
As a result of that investigation, O’Keefe agreed to pay a $100,000 fine to one of ACORN’s employees who appeared on O’Keefe’s footage. He was also arrested and pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in 2010 after entering then-Sen. Mary Landrieu’s office with three other individuals in an attempt to discover whether or not Landrieu was “ignoring constituent calls during the healthcare debate.”
All of the defendants paid a $1,500 fine each and performed community service as part of their sentences.
Shortly before Trump’s inauguration, O’Keefe videoed members of a group calling itself “DisruptJ20” which appeared to be plotting to launch a poisonous and possibly fatal attack on an event called “Deploraball.” According to O’Keefe, his video footage led to three arrests.