While most people were celebrating America with their friends and families on July 4th, CNN was waging war against a Reddit user who supposedly created a GIF of Donald Trump body-slamming someone with the network’s logo superimposed over his face.

This is what started it all:

The brief video, which was tweeted by the president but not created by him, reportedly became his second-highest retweeted post.

From CNN’s exposé of Reddit user “HanAssholeSolo,” whom the “news” network claims created the GIF:

CNN is not publishing “HanA**holeSolo’s” name because he is a private citizen who has issued an extensive statement of apology, showed his remorse by saying he has taken down all his offending posts, and because he said he is not going to repeat this ugly behavior on social media again. In addition, he said his statement could serve as an example to others not to do the same.

CNN reserves the right to publish his identity should any of that change.

CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota was downright giddy when she discussed the story on Tuesday morning.

“I thought it was remarkable that CNN found the Reddit user who created the GIF,” Camerota said.

“…the investigative team went back and found the guy who first created this,” she added.

The host was nearly beside herself after the network’s actions against the private citizen compelled him to apologize.

“How often do you hear someone who creates a video, goes viral,” and apologize, she said, reading his lengthy statement.

Panelist Chris Cillizza complimented the outcome after the network “tracked him down.”

Host Chris Cuomo noted he apologized after he was “exposed and identified.”

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange asserts CNN’s actions could constitute a felony, arguing the network “coerced” the anonymous user into giving up his First Amendment right.

Assange went on to claim the network committed a felony for conspiracy to force the man to stop giving his opinion about CNN and Trump.

Assange shared a screen grab of 18 U.S. Code § 241, and underlined, “If two or more persons conspire to … oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person … in the free exercise … of any right … secured to him by the Constitution … or because of his having so exercised the same … They shall be … imprisons not more than ten years,” the portions of the law read.

Some are suggesting the network’s “reporter,” Andrew Kaczynski, is having trouble keeping his details straight.

https://twitter.com/cernovich/status/882429239986765828?refsrc=email&s=11

Kaczynski tweeted than “HanAssholeSolo” apologized “after CNN and reached out” to him.

Less than one hour later, Kaczynski claimed the Reddit user “posted his apology before we *ever* spoke him.”

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