I have written several articles on postings related to politics. A list of links have been provided at bottom of this article for your convenience. This article will, however address different aspects on these political events.
James O’Keefe established Project Veritas in 2011 as a non-profit journalism enterprise to continue his undercover reporting work. Today, Project Veritas investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.
Today, O’Keefe serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board, so that he can continue to lead and teach his fellow journalists, as well as protect and nurture the Project Veritas culture.
As a legally recognized and fully-reporting enterprise, Project Veritas is the most effective non-profit on the national scene, period.
Project Veritas journalists working undercover on their own or by, with and through idealistic insiders bring to the American people the corrupt private truths hidden behind the walls of their institutions.
Throughout this website, there are in-depth and honest discussions of Project Veritas success, mistakes and the lies opponents tell about O’Keefe and his organization.
Mostly, there are stories about successful impacts the organization has led at the local, state and national levels: ending federal funding of the corrupt Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, twice forcing the New Hampshire legislature to tighten voter ID laws—the second time overriding the governor’s veto, exposing political bias in the mainstream media outlets like CNN and a report led to ABC News suspending senior correspondent David Wright and taking him off all political coverage upon his return.
The biggest audience for any Project Veritas video was the release of the “hot mic” confession by ABC News anchor Amy Robach to her studio crew she had the whole Jeffrey Epstein story, but her network suppressed it because of pressure from the British Royal family.
Maybe better than that, the ABC News insider who gave Project Veritas the tape is still inside ABC News.
When Project Veritas takes on an investigation, the pattern is clear:
Project Veritas launches an investigation with the placement of our undercover journalists. The rollout of our findings creates a growing and uncontainable firestorm of press coverage.
Corruption is exposed, leaders resign, and organizations are shut down.
Project Veritas gets immediate, measurable and impactful results–and our return on investment is unparalleled.
There are many ways to be a part of Project Veritas from becoming an insider, undercover journalist, a video editor or contributor.
Project Veritas is a registered 501(c)3 organization. Project Veritas does not advocate specific resolutions to the issues that are raised through its investigations, nor do we encourage others to do so. Our goal is to inform the public of wrongdoing and allow the public to make judgments on the issues.
Investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.
Project Veritas Core Values
1. MORAL COURAGE – Courage is the virtue that sustains all others. We choose to overcome our fears.
2. WE ARE ALL LEADERS – Turning people into leaders. Completed staff work. Ownership.
3. COLLABORATION – Best not to work in silos. No one individual is as smart as all of us.
4. RESILIENCE – Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. Never, ever, ever give up. We don’t let mistakes or setbacks discourage us. Pursue perfection, knowing full well you will never attain it.
5. MISSION DRIVEN – The best people are motivated by purpose. We are passionate and truly believe in our cause. We must be externally focused, not internally focused.
6. MAKE THE STATUS QUO DO THE IMPOSSIBLE – We move mountains. Failure is not an option. We do whatever it takes.
7. THE TIP OF THE SPEAR – We are a loss leader. We do not shy away from conflict or litigation.
Project Veritas Ethical Values
Rule #1 – Truth is paramount. Our reporting is fact based with clear and irrefutable video and audio content. Truth is paramount. We never deceive our audience. We do not distort the facts or the context. We do not “selectively edit.”
Rule #2 – We do not break the law. We maintain one-party consent when recording someone is inherently moral and ethical. We never record when there is zero-party consent. In areas where we are required to have consent from all parties, we seek legal guidance regarding the expectation of privacy’s impact on our right to record.
Rule #3 – We adhere to the 1st Amendment rights of others. During our investigations we do not disrupt the peace. We do not infringe on the 1st Amendment rights of others.
Rule #4 – The Zekman Test. The undercover investigations we pursue are judged by us to be of “vital public interest” and “profound importance.” The Zekman Test is our baseline. Undercover investigative reporting is necessary because, “…there’s no other way to get the story…” Whereas the Society of Professional Journalists allows for undercover techniques, if undercover techniques are necessary to expose issues of vital public importance; we believe they are not only allowed but required.
Rule #5 – We Protect the Innocent When Possible – Embarrassing private details are not to be investigated. We stay away from irrelevant embarrassingly intimate details about private citizens personal lives. We look for individual wrong-doing and judge its public importance. The irrelevant religious or sexual dispositions of our targets are not to be investigated.
Rule #6 – Transparency. Our methods and tactics must be reasonable and defensible. We use the “Twelve Jurors on Our Shoulder” rule. The work has to be done with such a degree of integrity that it can withstand scrutiny in both law and ethics. We are comfortable with transparency. We must be willing to be ready to disclose our methods upon publication.
Rule #7 – Verifying and Corroborate Stories – Evaluate impact on third parties and Newsworthiness of Statements Alone.We consistently consider the probable truth or falsity of statements, examine any reasons to doubt the veracity of underlying assertions and whether the assertions are newsworthy. When possible, we will confirm with our subjects that their statements captured on video are accurate and truthful. At the very least, we will give our subjects an opportunity to elaborate and/or respond. In all matters, we rely on the 1st Amendment to protect our ability to publish newsworthy items after our internal deliberations. On whether there is an obligation to ensure the veracity of statements made on video, 1.) consider whether the remarks may potentially impact an innocent third party. (Factors in support of releasing the content) and 2.)The Newsworthiness of the statement alone by itself. (Factors against releasing the content).
Rule #8 – Raw Video. In certain circumstances we may release the “raw” video to the press and or the public. But as a rule, we do not.
Rule #9 – Subject Anonymity. We investigate and question sources before promising anonymity. Once we confirm, we will do everything in our power to protect the identity of our confidential sources.
Rule #10 – Being Accountable. Admit mistakes and correct them promptly.
Rule #11 – We do not manufacture content. We do not put words in our investigative subjects’ mouths. We do not lead the horse to water. Our purpose is to elicit truth.
Rule #12 – With Great Power comes Great Responsibility.
Recently, they have begun to release a series of undercover videos recorded over the last year. These videos provide damning evidence against the Democratic National Committee and the super PACs and presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. They give a raw and terrifying look into the manipulation, bribery, fraud, and other unethical practices of lead individuals within the party and peripheral organizations.
Why is the mainstream media calling James O’Keefe a criminal?
Before he founded Project Veritas Action Fund, James O’Keefe produced videos about Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN). ACORN eventually was defunded and failed. However, evidence later came out that O’Keefe had edited the videos in such a way as to misrepresent what had occurred. He apologized and paid a large settlement to the accused ACORN employee.
Other smaller projects have been met with similar criticism, and O’Keefe was convicted of a misdemeanor for trespassing in an effort to do a similar sting. However, does that negate the validity of the most recent videos produced and released by Project Veritas? Many both in the media and the DNC have attempted to say that it does. But, as Townhall editor Guy Benson said of the DNC operatives, they “got fired awfully quickly” if there wasn’t truth to these new videos.
Watch the Project Veritas videos
Warning: Language in videos may be offensive to some viewers.
The first video was released on Monday, October 17th:
The second video in the series was released Tuesday, October 18th:
The third video was released Monday, October 24th:
The fourth video was released Wednesday, October 26th:
The fifth video was released Wednesday, October 26th:
The sixth video was released Friday, October 28th:
What is going on with Project Veritas and the FBI?
Earlier today the NY Times reported that the FBI had carried out search warrants at locations in New York as part of a DOJ investigation of the alleged theft of a diary belonging to Joe Biden’s 39-year-old daughter Ashley:
The Justice Department searched two locations associated with the conservative group Project Veritas as part of an investigation into how a diary stolen from President Biden’s daughter, Ashley, came to be publicly disclosed a week and a half before the 2020 presidential election, according to people briefed on the matter.
Federal agents in New York conducted the court-ordered searches on Thursday — one in New York City and one in suburban Westchester County — targeting people who had worked with the group and its leader, James O’Keefe, according to two of the people briefed on the events. The investigation is being handled by F.B.I. agents and federal prosecutors in Manhattan who work on public corruption matters, the people said…
Project Veritas did not publish Ms. Biden’s diary, but dozens of handwritten pages from it were posted on a right wing website on Oct. 24, 2020, at a time when President Donald J. Trump was seeking to undermine Mr. Biden’s credibility by portraying his son, Hunter, as engaging in corrupt business dealings. The posting was largely ignored by other conservative outlets and the mainstream media.
The website said it had obtained the diary from a whistle-blower who worked for a media organization that refused to publish a story about it before the election.
A short while ago, Project Veritas’ founder James O’Keefe released a video giving his side of the story. O’Keefe says he was approached by a tipster he didn’t know who offered him the diary (or a copy) but who also said they were negotiating a sale of the diary to another site. O’Keefe said Project Veritas tried to verify the diary was real and that the things discussed in it had really happened but ultimately could not do either. “At the end of the day, we made the ethical decision that because in part we could not determine if the diary was real, if the diary in fact belonged to Ashley Biden, or if the contents of the diary occurred, we could not publish the diary in any part thereof,” O’Keefe said.
Project Veritas attempted to give the diary to an attorney for Ashley Biden who refused it and then they wound up giving it to law enforcement so it could be returned to its owner.
The other site, the one that did publish excerpts from the diary, claimed it was brought to them by someone working for another outlet. an outlet that was unwilling to publish it. I wonder if that other outlet was Project Veritas and the person who leaked it to the other site is someone who works or worked for them. That’s pure speculation on my part and I don’t have any inside info, I’m just trying to piece together what others are saying. Still, it might help explain the search warrants today. But the Times story closes with this, suggesting some behind the scenes connections between Project Veritas and the site that eventually published the diary:
At one point, Project Veritas relied on a former British spy named Richard Seddon to help train its operatives, teaching them espionage tactics such as using deception to secure information from potential targets.
Flyover Media, the company that owns the website that published the pages from the diary, is registered to the same Sheridan, Wyo., address as Mr. Seddon’s company, Branch Six Consulting International.
O’Keefe notes the cover letter for a grand jury subpoena he received today asked him not to reveal the existence of the subpoena to keep the ongoing investigation secret. However, he says about an hour after the search warrants were served he got a call from the NY Times asking for comment. So it appears someone leaked word of what was going on to the Times before O’Keefe said anything about it.
Finally, does the fact that this investigation is taking place mean this really was Ashley Biden’s diary all along? The Times story seems to assume that’s the case. Here’s O’Keefe’s full statement.
Update: The FBI raided James O’Keefe’s apartment at 6 am this morning. Once again, the NY Times seems to know every move being made in this case.
The F.B.I. carried out a court-ordered search of Mr. O’Keefe’s apartment in Mamaroneck, N.Y., early on Saturday morning, after having searched the homes of two associates of Mr. O’Keefe on Thursday as part of the investigation…
Brent Mickol, a teacher who lives across the hall from Mr. O’Keefe, said it was about 6 a.m. when agents arrived. Mr. Mickol said the agents said “something along the lines of ‘F.B.I. Warrant. Open up.’”
“I ran to the door and looked out the peep hole and clearly saw an F.B.I. raid,” he said. “You saw the jackets. Literally, it was just out of a movie.”
Federal Judge Blocks DOJ Data Extraction From Project Veritas Smartphones, Appoints ‘Special Master’
Days following the FBI raid of Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe’s New York home, a federal judge has halted data extraction from his smartphones.
The FBI showed up unannounced to O’Keefe’s home earlier this month.
It seems the FBI- or rather the Biden administration- was triggered by Ashley Biden’s diary.
The notion circulating from the Biden administration is that the diary of Ashley Biden was stolen.
Why would the FBI go after a diary unless it was damaging to the Biden administration?
As the days passed since the raid on O’Keefe, he came out with his attorney to assert that he did nothing wrong.
Project Veritas chose not to publish the diary brought to them because they could not verify it belonged to Ashley Biden.
Thankfully, it appears the federal court is siding with freedom of the press.
O’Keefe’s attorney announced that the federal court halted the extraction of the Project Veritas smartphones’ data.
Free media serves Americans as a watchdog that can investigate, report, and awaken others to government tyranny and misdoings.
Project Veritas has a long list of uncovered corruption, from voter fraud to aborted fetal cells in mRNA vaccines to FDA employees wanting to “blow dart” the unvaccinated.
Every Project Veritas video wakes up another person to the corruption within our government.
The Ashley Biden diary could potentially wake up the Biden voter base to the true nature of the Biden crime family.
Which makes its contents, and therefore Project Veritas, dangerous to them.
O’Keefe and his attorneys aren’t backing down to the threats.
Now that the judge has ruled a halt to the data extraction, a “special master,” that is court-appointed, would review the data on O’Keefe’s phone.
The “special master” is there to ensure none of the data extraction involves privileged material that the government cannot use.
The Biden administration has weaponized his DOJ to attack Conservatives and anyone going against the narrative.
When the administration and media are both compromised, the truth remains censored.
It’s a blatant attack on our Constitution.
And our God-given sovereignty.
Many view the federal judge’s ruling as a win for freedom-loving Americans.
Then on Thursday, the same day the federal judge ordered a halt to the data extraction, the NYT published a hit piece on James O’Keefe, accusing him of crossing the line between “journalism and political spying.”
In a free America, journalism should never be under attack.
The attack on Project Veritas is also an attack on all our freedom of press, fittingly orchestrated by a communist regime.
It’s well past time now that China Joe’s gotta go!
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The Seven Things You Need to Know About Project Veritas’ Attempt to Scam The Washington Post
It turns out getting respected news organizations to believe you when you lie to them is harder than you might think.
Project Veritas, a conservative organization that is technically a charity, is known for using disruptive, often morally compromised tactics in its efforts to humiliate mainstream media outlets. CNN describes it as an “anti-media” organization. This time, their target was The Washington Post’s ongoing investigation into the sexual misconduct committed by Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore.
It started with a fake operative, and ended with Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe getting ridiculed endlessly on Twitter. Here’s what you need to know.
1. It began when a woman who called herself Lindsay James sent an email to WaPo.
“Roy Moore in Alabama .?.?. I might know something but I need to keep myself safe. How do we do this?” That was the main content of the email, received by Post reporter Beth Reinhard. After some communication back and forth which mostly revolved around “James” requesting promises of protection, they agreed to set up a meet.
2. Her story started to fall apart when reporters learned personal details.
Eventually, the woman gave WaPo her real name: Jaime Phillips. Phillips told Reinhard that she had been impregnated by Roy Moore when she was a teenager living in Alabama in the summer of 1992. She said she was only there for that summer, yet reporters noticed her cell phone number had an Alabama area code. Similarly, WaPo’s investigations into Phillips’ personal life only led to more falsehoods. A GoFundMe account in Phillips’ name was found, centering on her move from Alabama to New York “to combat the lies and deceipt of the liberal MSM.” When confronted about the GoFundMe, Phillips said she had interviewed with The Daily Caller. The Daily Caller had no records of any such interview.
3. Project Veritas hires operatives to go “undercover” in news organizations.
Phillips’ move to New York coincided with Project Veritas posting 12 job openings for undercover operatives to infiltrate news organizations, trick them into believing false stories, and record it all to embarrass those organizations. Reinhard and others were already suspicious of Phillips, and when Post reporters realized Phillips now lived just 16 miles away from Veritas’ headquarters, they figured there was a connection. They were right.
4. Phillips was seen entering Project Veritas’ headquarters after contacting The Washington Post.
And that was when the jig was up. The Washington Post now knew Phillips was a plant that had been trying to con them into publishing a fake story. It didn’t work. Instead of publishing the fake account, WaPo got to publish articles about how they saw through a two-bit conservative “anti-media” scheme.
5. It all ended with O’Keefe getting dragged by everyone on Twitter.
Everyone joined in. Beyond the expected left-wing dragging, CNN reports that even conservative outlets like National Review and The Daily Wire condemned Project Veritas’ attempt. Ben Shapiro called it horrible. Even nonpartisan corporate overlords like Netflix piled on.
6. This isn’t the only attempt to discredit WaPo’s investigation into Roy Moore.
WaPo reports that several Alabama residents have confirmed that unknown people claiming to be Post reporters have called, offering money for damaging information against Roy Moore. Conservative websites like Gateway Pundit have helped spread this story, as they retweeted a (now-deleted) Twitter account alleging WaPo offered $1000 for information. (The Washington Post does not pay for its information.)
7. Nor is it the first time Veritas and O’Keefe have played fast and loose with the truth.
CNN reports that O’Keefe is known for exaggerating his findings in an effort to generate clicks. He so desperately wants his videos to be bombshell game-changers that he tends to heavily edit them to make himself look good. For example, take a look at his version of the confrontation with WaPo reporter Aaron C. Davis. You can also watch the unedited version at that link. They’re pretty different. O’Keefe has gotten into legal trouble for similar stunts in the past: CNN notes that he pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of entering federal property under false pretenses and was sentenced to three years’ probation and community service.
James O’Keefe has been on the defensive ever since this incident, as his organization has come under fire from all sides of the political spectrum. As his list of critics and detractors grows ever larger, it’s unclear what consequences his “charity” will see. WaPo, meanwhile will get back to work. There are plenty of real accusations of sexual misconduct against Roy Moore to report.
The Washington Post isn’t a perfect newspaper, but if you come at their journalistic integrity, you best not miss. James O’Keefe and Jaime Phillips missed.
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