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While President Trump has been attacking the media from the very start of his Presidency, one network has seemingly been his target more so than any other over the course of the last 3-4 weeks. President Trump, as well as some within the alt-right media, has put a bullseye right on top of CNN. Whether it’s Trump posting memes of himself violently attacking CNN, James O’Keefe posting highly edited videos of CNN employees saying that the Russian thing is nothing, or sudden Twitter trends such as #CNNBlackmail popping up, CNN certainly does seem to be unjustly getting attacked.
This morning, we may have found out the primary reason why CNN seems to be the main target of such attacks, which seem to be trying to smear them as ‘fake news”. In a series of tweets made by former Bill Clinton Staffer with close ties to the intelligence community, Claude Taylor, it appears that CNN has a boatload of dirt on Trump, his associates and Russia. Taylor, in a series of tweets this morning, outlined just how much Senior CNN Executives know, but have yet to report on:
“I have a series of quotes from Senior CNN Executives candidly describing their Network, relationship with WH and what they know. Senior CNN Executive: ‘We have seen and have copies of transcripts of calls between Kushner, Bannon and high level Russian officials. At the least, those two committed treason, and it’s hard to believe Trump wasn’t part of it.'”
We have been working off of Taylor’s leads for months now, and he isn’t someone to just make up sources or stories. If he said he spoke with a Senior CNN Executive, and this executive said such things, then these reports are as close to factual as anyone can get. Taylor continued his shocking tweets about CNN:
“Senior CNN Executive: ‘Trump is going to do everything he can to lift the sanctions and there might not be any way to stop him. We used to get hate mail. Now we get death threats. Hundreds a day. We get 30 calls a day from Senior White House officials screaming at us for publishing stories that are irrefutably accurate. The fake news campaign has been remarkably effective. 1/3 of America had been brainwashed, and nothing will change their minds.'”
If all these claims are true, which we feel fairly confident they are, then CNN is likely sitting on mounting evidence of Trump/Russia collusion but has yet to report on it, likely at the request of those working with Robert Mueller on the investigation.
To further back up this story, Louise Mensch, a former British MP and Journalist who seems to have strong ties to the Intelligence community, also tweeted the following this morning. “Further to [Claude Taylor’s] report on CNN, my own sources confirm that CNN has transcripts of Kushner and Bannon; WaPo has better evidence.”
While we have not been able to independently verify such claims by Taylor or Mensch, judging from the accuracy of their past leaks, it appears that the mainstream media is onto something big, and the only thing currently stopping the release of such information is the sensitively of that information considering a major investigation is still underway.