Van Jones Gives His Version Of The “Nothing-Burger” Story

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After being exposed on video by right wing activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas saying the Russia investigation is a big nothing-burger, Van Jones posted an op-ed on CNN to present his own version of the events:

“James O’Keefe and his band of crazies are at it again. This time I am one of the targets. Yesterday, O’Keefe released a so-called “bombshell” video of me, standing outside CNN’s Los Angeles bureau. I was answering a passerby’s question by saying: “The whole Russia thing is a big nothing-burger. There is nothing you can do –” before I was cut off by the arrival of my CNN coworkers.

“For those of you unfamiliar with James O’Keefe and his misnamed  “Project Veritas,” here’s a helpful recap: James O’Keefe is a notorious con man whose infamy arises from his addiction to pulling the same media stunts, over and over again. He has gotten busted so many times posting fake, doctored videos that his name alone produces eye rolls among well-informed liberals and conservatives alike.
“His favorite shtick is secretly taping employees of institutions like NPR, Planned Parenthood and now CNN. Next, he deceptively edits the videos. Then he tricks the right-wing media into spreading his lies.

“When I said, “The whole Russia thing is a big nothing-burger. There is nothing you can do –” did I mean that there is “nothing” to the allegations that members of team Trump colluded with the Russians and then tried to cover it up by firing FBI Director James Comey? No — and far from it.
“I have been consistently pushing my fellow Democrats to deal with bread and butter issues — and not just hope and believe Trump will be impeached and gone tomorrow. I have been beating this drum for weeks now.
“I said in a recent Twitter chat: “I am glad there is a Russia investigation, and I hope they get to the bottom of it. But I think Democrats are fooling ourselves if we think that something is going to come out of this investigation that is somehow going to end the Trump presidency and make everything better. Unless there is a real smoking gun, which there is probably not, it’s just going to be a big old mess. Meanwhile we are not talking about jobs, not talking about poverty, not talking about solutions, not talking about the addiction crisis. Let’s talk about our stuff.” See the full op-ed at CNN.
{Matzav}

3 COMMENTS

  1. What a stupid lib.

    He even admits in the end of the article that there probably is no smoking gun, in other words it is a nothing burger!

    He bashed project veritas because he brought out the truth to the open, especially with project parenthood killing babies

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