Project Veritas Caught Bribing People to Riot at Inauguration

James O’Keefe’s Prject Veritas caught bribing people to riot at inauguration

While his undercover activism has received criticism for its deceptive editing and unethical means throughout the years, James O’Keefe was just caught attempting to bribe people to riot at the upcoming Trump inauguration.

The plan to bribe rioters, record them, and blame progressives for inciting violence at the inauguration was stopped by two counter-sting undercover groups who surreptitiously recorded O’Keefe’s Project Veritas organization offering large sums of money in exchange for rioting.

The two organizations – The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action – released a video of their sting operation against Project Veritas yesterday.

Ryan Grim at the Huffington Post spoke with the film makers and reported:

One of the conservative operatives recorded on it by The Undercurrent was Allison Maass, who previously was caught attempting to infiltrate the Senate campaign of Russ Feingold in Wisconsin, as well as the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton. Maass was also a lead infiltrator during the voter fraud campaign.

“It was my pleasure to work with the highly skilled operatives who pulled off this reverse sting of political con man James O’Keefe and his Project Veritas cohorts,” activist Ryan Clayton told the Huffington Post. Clayton was one of the persons Project Veritas’ front group Breakthrough Dev Group (BDG) reached out to after being contacted by the counter-sting operation.

The Huffington Post added:

When attempting to infiltrate the Feingold campaign, Maass gave her name as Allison Moss, but listed a phone number that was publicly traceable to her Yonkers home and her real name of Allison Maass. Maass did not return a voicemail left Monday by HuffPost. Maass also left an email with the Feingold campaign, which HuffPost reached out to for comment. O’Keefe, rather than Maass, responded with a phone call, but said he wasn’t able to immediately comment without more information.

Trump’s charitable foundation has contributed to O’Keefe’s Project Veritas, and Trump invited O’Keefe to a presidential debate.

For the moment the counter-string organizations are only releasing edited versions of their interviews similar to the method O’Keefe has done in the past. Windsor has announced she plans to release snippets and interviews in a similar manner beginning with the first video released yesterday.

UPDATE:

The organizations have released a second, longer video:

 

Tim Peacock is the Managing Editor and founder of Peacock Panache and has worked as a civil rights advocate for over twenty years. During that time he’s worn several hats including leading on campus LGBT advocacy in the University of Missouri campus system, interning with the Colorado Civil Rights Division, and volunteering at advocacy organizations. You can learn more about him at his personal website.

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