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Project Veritas officially files a lawsuit against CNN, as promised

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Weeks after being banned on Twitter, Project Veritas is now suing CNN for defamation. In the suit, they claim that CNN maliciously made false allegations that damaged their reputation.

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It all began when Project Veritas publicized secretly recorded video of CNN technical director Charlie Chester. There wasn’t just one video, not just two, but three highly edited videos.

As a result, Twitter banned Project Veritas and its founder James O’Keefe. The social media platform claimed that there were “repeated violations of Twitter’s policies prohibiting the sharing of other people’s private information without consent.” Which, in the lawsuit, its lawyers do not deny. “

Then, O’Keefe swore to also sue Twitter himself for falsely banning him. Twitter claimed he had operated false accounts, but O’Keefe denies the allegation.

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Next, CNN made no comment on the matter, and as far as anyone knows Charlie Chester is still employed with the network. But, their host Ana Cabrera went on to falsely claim that Project Veritas was banned for spreading misinformation. Previously, on April 11th, she’d tweeted the true reason for the ban, but went on to criticize Project Veritas. The company is suing her for comments she made on April 15th.

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O’Keefe appeared on Sunday Morning Futures with Maria Bartiromo to say that he is confident that his company will win the lawsuit.

“I think a lot of people need to start suing the media for defamation,” O’Keefe said. “It’s disgraceful what they’re doing, it’s disgusting.”

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DOJ says FBI informant on Biden had ‘high-level’ contacts with Russian intelligence

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In a memorandum filed with the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada to support Alexander Smirnov’s continued pre-trial detention, the Department of Justice(DOJ) wrote that he claimed to have had “contacts with multiple foreign intelligence agencies…[who] could resettle Smirnov outside the United States if he were released.”

Smirnov, a dual citizen of the United States and Israel, was arrested and charged on Feb. 14 with making false statements to the FBI about Biden’s connections to the Ukrainian energy company Burisma Holdings Limited, which employed his son Hunter Biden as a member of the board with a monthly salary of $50,000 during his term as vice president.

“During his custodial interview on February 14, Smirnov admitted that officials associated with Russian intelligence were involved in passing a story about [Hunter Biden],” wrote special counsel David Weiss in the filing. “Smirnov apparently attended a separate meeting with Russian Official 1, [an] individual who controls groups that are engaged in overseas assassination efforts.”

The Daily Caller News Foundation reports that Smirnov was a confidential human source who provided information that was used to prepare a report, known as an FD-1023, about Joe Biden’s alleged connections to the Burisma business partners of Hunter Biden. That report has previously served as evidence contradictingJoe Biden’s claim that he knew nothing of his son’s business dealings; a notion at the center of an impeachment inquiry against him.

The FD-1023 detailing Smirnov’s claims was released by Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa on July 20, 2023, after it was provided to him by government whistleblowers. “[The] indictment confirms several points Senator Grassley has made repeatedly. The informant behind the FD-1023 was, indeed, a long-serving, trusted FBI source used by the agency for criminal investigations since the Obama administration. In fact, he was so trusted that the FBI provided him authorization ‘to engage in illegal activity for investigative purposes’,” a spokesperson for Grassley told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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