Tag Archives: James O’Keefe

Court Okays Defamation Suit Against Project Veritas

Law & Crime reports: Project Veritas cannot dismiss a defamation lawsuit from a postmaster in Pennsylvania who says the group smeared him by running “fabricated” claims that he backdated mail-in ballots to sway the outcome of the 2020 presidential election for Joe Biden, a judge ruled. The Erie postmaster, Robert Weisenbach, says he was actually a Donald Trump supporter who …

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Project Veritas Loses Defamation Suit Against CNN

Law & Crime reports: CNN did not defame Project Veritas by depicting the group’s Twitter ban as part of a social media crackdown on “misinformation,” a federal judge ruled on Friday. On Feb. 11, 2021, CNN anchor Ana Cabrera reported that Twitter permanently banned Project Veritas for “repeated violations of Twitter’s policies prohibiting the sharing—or threats of sharing—of other people’s …

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Proud Boy Named In James O’Keefe Search Warrant

The Daily Beast reports: A Justice Department investigation into conservative operative James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas group includes a review of O’Keefe’s ties to a member of the far-right Proud Boys, according to a federal search warrant. On Nov. 6, FBI agents carried out an early-morning raid on O’Keefe’s home. The search came as part of a year-long investigation …

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NYT Board Blasts Ruling In Project Veritas “Diary” Case

From the editorial board of the New York Times: “Any system of prior restraints of expression comes to this court bearing a heavy presumption against its constitutional validity,” the Supreme Court said in a 1963 case. Such restraints are “the very prototype of the greatest threat to First Amendment values,” Justice Antonin Scalia wrote a generation later. On Friday, however, …

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James O’Keefe Claims FBI Raid Of His Home Over Diary Violated His First Amendment Rights As A “Journalist”

Fox News has the transcript: I woke up to a pre-dawn raid. Banging on my door, I went to my door to answer the door and there were ten FBI agents with a battering ram, white blinding lights, they turned me around, handcuffed me and threw me against the hallway. I was partially clothed in front of my neighbors. They …

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FBI Raids Home Of Right Wing Activist James O’Keefe

The New York Times reports: Federal authorities on Saturday searched the home of James O’Keefe, the founder of the conservative group Project Veritas, according to witnesses and people briefed on the matter, a day after Mr. O’Keefe acknowledged that the group was under investigation by the Justice Department in connection with a diary reported to have been stolen from Ashley …

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Feds Raid Two Project Veritas-Linked NY Locations In Probe Into 2020 Theft Of Joe Biden’s Daughter’s Diary

The New York Times reports: 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 …

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James O’Keefe Org’s HQ Destroyed In Ida Flooding

The Daily Beast reports: Hurricane Ida’s Northeast floods and tornadoes showed the visual reality of climate change, including at the headquarters of the “truth-seeking” organization Project Veritas. The setback comes amid a damaging year for Project Veritas, which runs undercover stings in an effort to catch journalists or liberal figures saying embarrassing things. Twitter banned both Project Veritas and O‘Keefe …

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NYT: Cultist Outfit Tried To Sting FBI Agents, Feds

The New York Times reports: A network of conservative activists, aided by a British former spy, mounted a campaign during the Trump administration to discredit perceived enemies of President Trump inside the government, according to documents and people involved in the operations. The campaign included a planned sting operation against Mr. Trump’s national security adviser at the time, H.R. McMaster, …

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O’Keefe Sues Twitter For Defamation After Banning

Via press release: James O’Keefe made good on his promise to fight back and “go on offense” against corrupt media platforms today, by filing a lawsuit against Twitter — citing false and defamatory statements the company made about him last week. Project Veritas has already sued and won on Motion to Dismiss against The New York Times for defamation and …

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Twitter Bans James O’Keefe For “Platform Manipulation”

The Daily Dot reports: James O’Keefe, the controversial founder of the conservative outlet Project Veritas, was suspended from Twitter on Thursday. O’Keefe, who boasted more than 900,000 followers, claimed in a post on Facebook that the suspension was linked to his recent reporting on CNN. In a statement to the Daily Dot, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed that O’Keefe had been …

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Twitter Bans James O’Keefe’s Outfit “Project Veritas”

CNN Business reports: Twitter permanently banned an account on Thursday belonging to Project Veritas, a conservative group founded by controversial activist James O’Keefe. The decision followed what a Twitter spokesperson described to CNN Business as repeated violations of the platform’s policies prohibiting sharing — or threats of sharing — other people’s private information without consent. Twitter declined to say what …

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Pennsylvania Mailman Admits Fabricating Voter Fraud Claim In Yet Another Con Promoted By James O’Keefe

The Washington Post reports: A Pennsylvania postal worker whose claims have been cited by top Republicans as potential evidence of widespread voting irregularities admitted to U.S. Postal Service investigators that he fabricated the allegations, according to three people briefed on the investigation and a statement from a House congressional committee. Richard Hopkins’ claim that a postmaster in Erie, Pa., instructed …

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James O’Keefe Exposed In Plot To Undermine Election

The New Republic reports: For well over a year, Project Veritas has been secretly producing undercover stings designed to undermine the integrity of absentee and mail-in ballot counts—an endeavor codenamed “Diamond Dog,” according to documents we have obtained. Diamond Dog began as only one facet of Project Veritas’s 2020 rat-fucking strategy, but with the onset of the pandemic, which has …

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ABC Suspends Reporter After “Sting” By Right Winger

The Washington Post reports: ABC News suspended one of its veteran correspondents late Tuesday for unguarded remarks he made in a video by operatives of Project Veritas, the conservative group that records “undercover” footage of mainstream journalists to bolster its accusations of media bias. The network disciplined David Wright, who reports for ABC’s signature news programs, including “World News Tonight,” …

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REPORT: Erik Prince Arranged Intel Training For James O’Keefe’s Troll Army But They Were Too Stupid To Learn

The Daily Beast reports: Blackwater founder Erik Prince arranged for political activist James O’Keefe’s conservative group Project Veritas to receive more than one round of “training in intelligence and elicitation techniques,” The Intercept reports. In 2016, the self-styled “guerrilla journalist” group reportedly got lessons from a retired military intelligence operative. The training lasted several weeks and ended with the operative, …

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James O’Keefe: Trump Repeatedly Asked Me To “Get Inside” Columbia University And Steal Obama’s Records

The Hill reports: Conservative filmmaker James O’Keefe claims in a forthcoming book that President Trump asked him to “get inside” Columbia University and obtain a copy of former President Barack Obama’s college records. O’Keefe writes in his book “American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News,” that Trump “suspected Obama had presented himself as a foreign …

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James O’Keefe: I Believe Roy Moore’s Accusers But I Don’t Regret Trying To Sting WaPo With A Fake One

Mediaite reports: Not only does James O’Keefe not regret paying a woman to pose as a rape victim in a botched hit-job that would serve to discredit Roy Moore’s accusers — in a surprising twist — the Project Veritas founder also says he actually believes the women who came forward against the loser Senate candidate. After initially dodging questions regarding …

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FLORIDA: State Bans Right Wing Extremist James O’Keefe From Fundraising Because Of Criminal Record

The Washington Post reports: James O’Keefe, the conservative founder of a charity that specializes in undercover videos targeting journalists and liberals, has been personally barred from seeking donations in Florida due to his criminal record, officials said. The ban is part of a wave of scrutiny by regulators in several states after New York officials threatened last week to prohibit …

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Wife Of Justice Clarence Thomas Presents “Impact Award” To Scamster James O’Keefe At Trump Hotel

The Hill reports: James O’Keefe, the conservative activist who attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post this month about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, was presented Wednesday with an Impact Award handed to him by Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. O’Keefe accepted the award on behalf of his organization, Project Veritas, at an …

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