New York Magazine reports:
James O’Keefe, the founder and chairman of Project Veritas, has taken a paid leave from the conservative nonprofit media organization as its board considers whether to remove him from his leadership position, according to current and former employees of the organization.
An internal message sent to Project Veritas employees by the organization’s executive director, Daniel Strack, said that O’Keefe would be taking “a few weeks of well-deserved PTO.”
O’Keefe is his organization’s guiding ideological force and onscreen face, but his status as its day-to-day manager has become uncertain amid reports of internal turmoil, lawsuits from former employees, leaks about its internal workings, and a federal investigation into its conduct in purchasing a diary stolen from Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter.
Read the full article. The group, which reports having 65 employees, is primarily funded by the secretive Donors Trust. Their most recent face-plants came when they failed to sting the Washington Post and when a Pennsylvania mailman recanted his claim of witnessing voter fraud.
The source said Project Veritas is divided between a group of employees perceived to be loyal to O’Keefe, including his communications adviser R.C. Maxwell, and the board, which has been dissatisfied with what it perceives as O’Keefe’s mismanagement https://t.co/dKYof83Q2Q
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