Video footage obtained by Project Veritas shows that CNN senior producer John Bonifield knew that there was nothing to the Trump/Russia story. When pressed, Bonifield stated that CNN's interest in the Russia story was purely driven by ratings and that the emphesis on the story was directed by CNN's CEO Jeff Zuckerburg. 

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