"We should be awfully careful about" Burisma story: CNN chiefs plotted to blackout on Hunter Biden’s hard drive
Project Veritas released a CNN phone call revealing a plot to not cover the story with then-candidate Joe Biden’s son Hunter and the leaked information from his computer, potentially hiding the corrupt business arrangements.
In the call, CNN President Jeff Zucker cited the analyses of Hunter Biden’s computer hard drive and said that the whole story isn’t creditable. “I don’t think anybody outside of that world understood,” Zucker can be heard saying.
“I do think, on the Breitbart, New York Post, Fox News rabbit hole of Hunter Biden which I don’t think anybody outside of that world understood. Last night, the Wall Street Journal reported that their review of all corporate records, showed no role for Joe Biden on the Chinese deal. And yes, I do put more credibility in the Wall Street Journal than I do in The New York Post.”
CNN Vice President David Chalian said that the network is “not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden,” and instead of revealing the truth urged the reporters to cite only Hunter’s lawyers.
“Obviously, we’re not going with the New York Post story right now on Hunter Biden and, which seems to be giving its marching orders to Fox News and the right-wing echo chamber about what to talk about today. Obviously, Hunter Biden’s lawyer is quoted in The New York Post piece, and we’ll just continue to report out this is the very stuff that the President was impeached over, this is the stuff that Senate Committees looked at and found nothing wrong in – Joe Biden’s interactions with Ukrainians – and, now having an email that perhaps there was a meeting with someone from Burisma is it seems Rudy Giuliani’s sort of “dream-a-vision” of how to throw stuff at the wall in these closing days of the campaign.”
The third person involved in the plot also trademarked on the record of the call. He can be heard saying that they should be “awfully careful” by covering the story.
“Hey Jeff, it’s just David on the Burisma story and we should be awfully careful about that obviously, but I do think there’s a media story. What in the world are Maggie Haberman and Jake Sherman doing retweeting that story?”