FCC Announces Investigation Into Klayman/Leftist Strike Force Complaint Against CNN and Jeff Zucker
Freedom Watch Had Filed Action Over Trump Assassination Suggestion by CNN on Wolf Blitzer's "Situation Room" The Day Before the Inauguration
(Washington, D.C., February 23, 2017). Today, Larry Klayman, the founder of both Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and a former federal prosecutor, announced that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) had commenced an investigation into a complaint filed by Freedom Watch's Leftist Media Strike Force (see www.leftistmediastrikeforce.org), alleging that the network had engaged in criminal activity by inciting "Trump haters" and terrorists with the plan that if President-Elect Trump, Vice President-Elect Pence, and the Speaker of the House were assassinated on the steps of the Capitol before their swearing in last January 20, then an Obama cabinet secretary would be in line to inherit the presidency. Klayman had asked the FCC to take remedial action against CNN, including but not limited to heavy fines and removing and revoking any broadcast licenses. Klayman also urged FCC remedial action against CNN's ultra-leftist president Jeff Zucker. Zucker previously had a falling out with Donald Trump over the president's prior show "The Apprentice," when he ran NBC. The hate-filled Zucker was forced to leave NBC under a cloud when through bad management he drove it financially and otherwise into the ground. He then became the head of CNN.
In addition, the FCC complaint was also copied and sent to the U.S. Secret Service, with a request to also investigate and take remedial action, as it is a felony to suggest the assassination of the president and vice president, and other government officials, such as the Speaker of the House.
Klayman had this to say upon receiving the FCC's announcement by email, which is embedded below along with the original complaint:
"It's time that someone took action against the likes of CNN, which are attempting to destroy the Trump presidency out of their leftist hatred for him. President Trump, who was duly elected by We the People, deserves a chance to succeed, without being destroyed with 'Fake News' and the not too transparent desire by CNN, its president Jeff Zucker and others on the left that he be assassinated."
For further information or an interview, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (424) 274 2579. The FCC complaint and the FCC's announcement are embedded below. See www.leftistmediastrikeforce.org and www.freedomwatchusa.org.
Date: Feb 22, 2017 12:03 PM
Subject: Request received: regulatory enforcement action against CNN
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View Freedom Watch FCC Complaint Against CNN