CNN Threatens Legal Action Over Leaked Recordings

by Penka Arsova
LaCorte News

CNN’s public communications department warned Project Veritas James O’Keefe that he might have broken the law by releasing secret recordings of top executives.

How we got here: On Tuesday morning, O’Keefe posted a video revealing that Project Veritas has been secretly recording CNN’s conference calls with senior leadership for two months, many of which included the network’s president Jeff Zucker. The self-described “guerrilla journalist” teased the release of the audiotapes with a video in which he called Zucker and told him he will soon make the recordings public. O’Keefe said the recordings will expose the network’s “political biases.”

The tapes: Later in the day, Project Veritas published a batch of edited clips, showing the network’s top executives criticizing President Trump, Fox News host Tucker Carlson and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC). In one conference call on Oct. 9, Zucker is purportedly heard telling his team not to “normalize” President Trump’s “erratic” behavior, and suggesting it might be the result of his coronavirus thrapy.

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