December 2, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Leaked recordings of internal CNN editorial conference calls reveal that the news organization discussed “not giving Trump too much of a platform on his not conceding” the 2020 election in order to help assist a Biden transition to the presidency.
Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe announced yesterday that he and his organization had been accessing and taping the calls yesterday, while he livestreamed a phone conference of top CNN executives.
In the first clip, CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel can be heard arguing that CNN should minimize Trump’s “platform” to assist a Biden administration transition at the behest of other politicians.
“I just keep hearing the same thing both from Republicans who have not come out to congratulate Biden, but also to those who have, and Democrats and that is that we have to be, you know, news organizations have to be very careful and very responsible about not giving Trump too much of a platform on his not conceding, because they feel the transition can go forward,” she said. CNN president Jeffrey Zucker responded that he “agreed.”
Producer Stephanie Becker then implied that not helping the Biden transition team “get going right” could lead to a disaster like the terrorist attacks of September 11. Becker said, “if you want a good concrete example of what happens when you don't have a good transition, well, look at the twin towers.” Zucker affirmed this as well, telling those on the call “to think about, you know, that 9/11 Commission Reportand the lack of transition.”
PETITION UPDATE (1/15/2021) -
The events of the past month, and especially the past 10 days, have shaken the faith Americans have in their elected and appoint officials.
We continue to call for investigations to be made into allegations of election fraud. Texas is in the process of prosecuting one political operative for illegal ballot harvesting, and multiple state legislatures have called for investigations, too.
However, the judiciary has severely let down the American electorate.
As we have said all along, the integrity of the election is much bigger than President Trump. Election integrity is at the heart of republican democracy, and if we don't have it, we no longer have a functioning republic.
Therefore, we continue to seek the truth for the election outcome. Perhaps that will only be known in the future when state or federal commissions are established to investigate the instances of election fraud which were witnessed and sworn to, by thousands of Americans of all political persuasions.
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PETITION UPDATE (12/10/20) -
On Wednesday, President Trump tweeted: "We will be INTERVENING in the Texas (plus many other states) case. This is the big one. Our Country needs a victory!"
He is referring to the lawsuit which the state of Texas has filed against Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Georgia in the Supreme Court over changes those states made to their election rules, claiming they violated the U.S. Constitution in the process.
Here is the central part of the argument: if Texas were to allow possible voter fraud to go unchecked in Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Georgia, it would be akin to committing fraud upon the people of Texas, who cast their ballots within the framework of the law.
Indeed, this would apply equally to all citizens who voted within the framework of the law across the United States!
President Trump also tweeted that this case is, "very strong...ALL CRITERIA MET."
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PETITION UPDATE (12/7/20) - Since this petition was launched, President Trump's legal team, as well as other concerned citizens, have discovered what appears to be irrefutable evidence of voter fraud in several of the key battleground states, and have initiated legal challenges in six states.
While the situation continues to evolve, this remains a hugely important petition which we encourage you to SIGN and SHARE.
Below, please WATCH and READ about the mounting evidence of voter fraud and how the mainstream media seem determined to ignore even the most egregious instances of vote tampering. Then, please SIGN and SHARE this petition.
LifeSite supports President Trump with this petition because we believe he is trying to defend the Constitution, ensuring that electoral fraud does not taint the result of the 2020 general election.
But, since starting this petition, we have launched a separate petition related to the disputed election outcome, calling on the Department of Justice to 'do their job' and engage in meaningful investigations of the mounting evidence of voter fraud.
We believe that conducting forensic audits of ballots and voting machines, as well as issuing subpoenas to collect more evidence, would be a good start.
Thankfully, some of the state started to demand investigations independent of federal agencies. But we still believe that the DoJ needs to use its enormous fact-finding resources to help resolve allegations of election fraud.
Thank you for continuing to SIGN and SHARE all our election-related petitions.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which calls on all Americans to Stand With President Trump as he uses every legitimate means to find out if voter fraud played any role in the election outcome.
Amid allegations of voter fraud, and at a time when the situation with COVID has been used by many of the states to facilitate the use of mail-in ballots on a massive scale, we need to be very careful in dismissing the possibility of voter fraud.
The fact is, the possibility of wide-spread fraud with mail-in ballots is significant.
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Please Stand With President Trump as he attempts to defend the integrity of this election, as well as well as the right to vote itself!
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While most all Americans believe in playing by the rules, we also know that some very devious, politically-motivated operatives have been trying to harm the Trump administration from before he even took the oath of office.
This fact should lead us to question how some allegations of voter fraud can be so easily dismissed by state election authorities.
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In another call from October 9, Zucker ordered colleagues to attack President Trump, saying that the president “is all over the place and acting erratically,” following his treatment for COVID-19. “I think we need to lean into that,” Zucker continues, adding that, “If we've made any mistakes, it’s that our banners have been too polite.” CNN has previously made headlines for its blatantly anti-Trump banners, like one in April that read: “ANGRY TRUMP TURNS BRIEFING INTO PROPAGANDA SESSION.”
Zucker additionally told those in the conference call to couch “so-called scandals for Trump” in a way that would damage the president’s re-election chances: “each of these things we should just once again be careful to say that this is the one that is going to undo him with his voters.”
Zucker targeted Republican Senator Lindsey Graham too, saying, “we need to go well after Lindsey Graham,” because the senator “really deserves it.” CNN slammed Graham repeatedly over the next few days, with one article titled “How you know Lindsey Graham is starting to panic.”
In the last clip posted by Project Veritas, CNN General Counsel David Vigilante similarly went after FOX News host Tucker Carlson. He called Carlson’s show “the white supremacy hour they have on FOX News every night” and the basis of an alleged “anti-diversity push” by President Trump. Project Veritas originally credited CNN vice president Marcus Mabry as the speaker in the third video. Tucker Carlson shot back at CNN on-air last night, condemning the “elite background” of Mabry, “one of CNN's most energetic diversity enforcers.”
CNN Communications tweeted yesterday about Project Veritas’ leaks, claiming “Legal experts say this may be a felony. We‘ve referred it to law enforcement.” James O’Keefe nevertheless has said that new clips will be “released daily” through December.