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Judge Says O'Keefe's Project Veritas Is 'Political Spying'

 

A federal judge has dealt conservative figure James O’Keefe a legal blow, ruling that his group’s undercover operations against a Democratic consulting firm can fairly be described at an upcoming million-dollar trial as “political spying.” 

Making matters worse for the right-wing star, the judge cited O’Keefe’s own book as evidence against him. 

In 2016, Allison Maass, an operative for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group, took an internship at Democratic firm Democracy Partners under a fake name. While staffers at the firm thought Maass was working to elect Democrats in the 2016 campaign, she was secretly recording them and relaying undercover video and notes on the group to Project Veritas. Project Veritas eventually released the video, prompting Democracy Partners founder Robert Creamer to “step back” from the Hillary Clinton campaign. 

Creamer and Democracy Partners sued Project Veritas in 2017 over the sting. Now, with the trial set for December, O’Keefe’s lawyers wanted to preemptively prevent the plaintiffs’ lawyers from describing Project Veritas’s work in court as “political spying.” 

In an Oct. 14 court opinion, though, U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled that it’s reasonable to describe O’Keefe’s group’s actions in that way. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/judge-rules-james-okeefes-project-veritas-is-political-spying?ref=home 

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20 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

Judge Says O'Keefe's Project Veritas Is 'Political Spying'

 

A federal judge has dealt conservative figure James O’Keefe a legal blow, ruling that his group’s undercover operations against a Democratic consulting firm can fairly be described at an upcoming million-dollar trial as “political spying.” 

Making matters worse for the right-wing star, the judge cited O’Keefe’s own book as evidence against him. 

In 2016, Allison Maass, an operative for O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group, took an internship at Democratic firm Democracy Partners under a fake name. While staffers at the firm thought Maass was working to elect Democrats in the 2016 campaign, she was secretly recording them and relaying undercover video and notes on the group to Project Veritas. Project Veritas eventually released the video, prompting Democracy Partners founder Robert Creamer to “step back” from the Hillary Clinton campaign. 

Creamer and Democracy Partners sued Project Veritas in 2017 over the sting. Now, with the trial set for December, O’Keefe’s lawyers wanted to preemptively prevent the plaintiffs’ lawyers from describing Project Veritas’s work in court as “political spying.” 

In an Oct. 14 court opinion, though, U.S. District Court Judge Paul L. Friedman ruled that it’s reasonable to describe O’Keefe’s group’s actions in that way. 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/judge-rules-james-okeefes-project-veritas-is-political-spying?ref=home 

He's a cockroach, impossible to kill. There will always be dirty money flowing to assholes like him. 

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12 minutes ago, Raz'r said:

He's a cockroach, impossible to kill. There will always be dirty money flowing to assholes like him. 

I think he might have to find a real job after this. Too much incompetence, no real damage done by him. At least I can hope, he is a real cockroach.

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Just now, The Joker said:

One team has whistle blowers one team has spies.   The difference?  
I submit the Steele dossier as exhibit A 

You mean the one funded by Republicans? Oh, ok. 

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10 minutes ago, The Joker said:

Nope that one has been debunked so many times, yet repeat a lie often enough and idiots believe it. 

The Trump-Russia dossier, as it is known on Wikipedia, was produced by Fusion GPS, which is actually based in Washington, D.C. This opposition research was originally funded by “conservative political website The Washington Free Beacon to provide general opposition research on Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.” It was only later that “an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC separately hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump”.

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21 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

Don't know a great deal about Project Veritas or O'Keefe. That said, I have seen a few minutes of his stuff. Interesting, to say the least. Unless he is vastly altering the materials he films/collects I would welcome many more on such a mission. That is, one that sheds light on the inner workings of our political elite and their parties.
Now if PV and O'Keefe are full of it, making huge alterations to twist the story, then yea, shut him down, too much misinformation floating about. But if he and those like him, working BOTH sides of the street can help us better understand the nonsense that goes on in the shadows of politics, then what we really need is far, far more of people willing to get the truth out there so We the People go in with eyes wide open regarding our political overlords.
Our media sucks. They are dependent on access to politicians and as such write or produce favorable reporting consistent with their own leanings. Thus they ensure access....... yea that will work! The free press has failed in their role as independent reporters.
Last thought, if O'Keefe is treated as a party to a political party, then should not that apply to all media platforms? Of course it should and the same rules that apply to PV need to apply to Fox, OAN, Cnn, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC and all those who hang a shingle as an independent and trustworthy news outlet.

 

A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence that Representative Ilhan Omar’s campaign had collected ballots illegally, was probably part of a coordinated disinformation effort, according to researchers at Stanford University and the University of Washington.

Mr. O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, appear to have made an abrupt decision to release the video sooner than planned after The New York Times published a sweeping investigation of President Trump’s taxes, the researchers said. They also noted that the timing and metadata of a Twitter post in which Mr. Trump’s son shared the video suggested that he might have known about it in advance.

Project Veritas had hyped the video on social media for several days before publishing it. In posts amplified by other prominent conservative accounts, Mr. O’Keefe teased what he said was evidence of voter fraud, and urged people to sign up at “ballot-harvesting.com” to receive the supposed evidence when it came out. (None of the material in the video actually proved voter fraud.)

Mr. O’Keefe’s promotional posts had said the video would be released on Monday, but Project Veritas released it on Sunday instead, a few hours after the publication of The Times’s investigation. The researchers concluded that this timing was unlikely to be a coincidence “given the huge marketing about a 9/28 release date,” they wrote in an analysis that Alex Stamos, who led the research team at the Stanford Internet Observatory, shared with The Times.

“It’s a great example of what a coordinated disinformation campaign looks like: pre-seeding the ground and then simultaneously hitting from a bunch of different accounts at once,” Mr. Stamos said.

Many of the same accounts that had shared promotional tweets also shared the video as soon as it was released, moving it quickly into Twitter’s trending topics alongside The Times’s tax investigation.

More at the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/us/politics/project-veritas-ilhan-omar.html

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14 minutes ago, spankoka said:

Even a respectable journalist like Katie Couric admits to editing interviews to fit the narrative she wants, so I don't see why O'Keefe is not entitled to push his narrative. 

If that's true, then she is not what I would call a "respectable jouranlist." Publishing material to support a pre-conceived narrative is propaganda, not news.

11 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

Oh gosh, Katie Couric and respectable in the same sentence......

Thanks for the laugh..... was it meant to be sarcastic?

Yeah, she does not parrot awful horrible no-good very horrible made-up things about Democrats. Obviously nothing but whackoe far-leftist propaganda!

- DSK

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22 minutes ago, spankoka said:

Even a respectable journalist like Katie Couric admits to editing interviews to fit the narrative she wants, so I don't see why O'Keefe is not entitled to push his narrative. 

Edit <> Lie

Also Ms. Couric is not the pinnacle of hard-hitting journalism either, I honestly never paid her any attention. It does bring up an overall issue of "infotainment" personalities whoring themselves out to EVERYONE with power of any stripe to keep access. 

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1 hour ago, badlatitude said:

The Trump-Russia dossier, as it is known on Wikipedia, was produced by Fusion GPS, which is actually based in Washington, D.C. This opposition research was originally funded by “conservative political website The Washington Free Beacon to provide general opposition research on Trump and other Republican presidential candidates.” It was only later that “an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the DNC separately hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump”.


Rather than  Wiki how about an actual accredited source like the  Washington Post for the truth 

FUSION hired Steele after Hillary and the DNC got involved

 

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

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11 minutes ago, The Joker said:


RATHER THAN Wiki how about the  Washington Post for the truth 

FUSION hired Steele after Hillary and the DNC got involved

 

The Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund research that resulted in a now-famous dossier containing allegations about President Trump’s connections to Russia and possible coordination between his campaign and the Kremlin, people familiar with the matter said.

Marc E. Elias, a lawyer representing the Clinton campaign and the DNC, retained Fusion GPS, a Washington firm, to conduct the research.

After that, Fusion GPS hired dossier author Christopher Steele, a former British intelligence officer with ties to the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community, according to those people, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

 

Again, from Wiki: In October 2015, Fusion GPS was contracted by conservative political website The Washington Free Beacon to provide general opposition research on Trump and other Republican presidential candidates. Separately, in April 2016, an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee(DNC) hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump, while the Free Beacon stopped its backing in May 2016.[7] In June 2016, Fusion GPS subcontracted Steele's firm to compile the dossier. DNC officials denied knowing their attorney had contracted with Fusion GPS, and Steele asserted he was not aware the Clinton campaign was the recipient of his research until months after he contracted with Fusion GPS.[

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3 minutes ago, badlatitude said:

 

Again, from Wiki: In October 2015, Fusion GPS was contracted by conservative political website The Washington Free Beacon to provide general opposition research on Trump and other Republican presidential candidates. Separately, in April 2016, an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee(DNC) hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump, while the Free Beacon stopped its backing in May 2016.[7] In June 2016, Fusion GPS subcontracted Steele's firm to compile the dossier. DNC officials denied knowing their attorney had contracted with Fusion GPS, and Steele asserted he was not aware the Clinton campaign was the recipient of his research until months after he contracted with Fusion GPS.[

Exactly the GOP had nothing to do with hiring Steele.  Read your own link and dates 

 in April 2016, an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee(DNC)hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump,

Free Beacon stopped its backing in May 2016.[7] In June 2016, Fusion GPS subcontracted Steele's firm to compile the dossier.

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Exactly the GOP had nothing to do with hiring Steele.  Read your own link and dates 

 

Free Beacon stopped its backing in May 2016.[7] In June 2016, Fusion GPS subcontracted Steele's firm to compile the dossier.

 

I posted a long answer but realized we could be at this all day. I'll cede your point, and leave it at that for expediency.

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3 hours ago, spankoka said:

Even a respectable journalist like Katie Couric admits to editing interviews to fit the narrative she wants, so I don't see why O'Keefe is not entitled to push his narrative. 

I don't see why O'Kweef isn't entitled to the Tucker Carlson Defense: "Your Honor, no rational person would take this shit seriously." 

Or was that the Hannity Defense? I can't recall. 

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Just now, quod umbra said:

Some seem to be a bit confused Joker.

Yep they act like Fusion could only have one client at a time. 

 

3 minutes ago, quod umbra said:

Why would Katie Couric say bad things abou6t democrats Druggie?
She has admitted to altering the meaning of SCJRBG interview through "creative editing"..... so we know for a fact she purposely slants her "reporting"!

Creative editing she fucking cut out a key point that  RBG was making about   Kneeling for the anthem.  Didn’t fit the MSM narrative so it gets left on the editing floor.  You can be damn sure if RBG had voiced solidarity for the kneelers  it would have been the highlight of the interview.  

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3 hours ago, badlatitude said:

 

A deceptive video released on Sunday by the conservative activist James O’Keefe, which claimed through unidentified sources and with no verifiable evidence that Representative Ilhan Omar’s campaign had collected ballots illegally, was probably part of a coordinated disinformation effort, according to researchers at Stanford University and the University of Washington.

Mr. O’Keefe and his group, Project Veritas, appear to have made an abrupt decision to release the video sooner than planned after The New York Times published a sweeping investigation of President Trump’s taxes, the researchers said. They also noted that the timing and metadata of a Twitter post in which Mr. Trump’s son shared the video suggested that he might have known about it in advance.

Project Veritas had hyped the video on social media for several days before publishing it. In posts amplified by other prominent conservative accounts, Mr. O’Keefe teased what he said was evidence of voter fraud, and urged people to sign up at “ballot-harvesting.com” to receive the supposed evidence when it came out. (None of the material in the video actually proved voter fraud.)

Mr. O’Keefe’s promotional posts had said the video would be released on Monday, but Project Veritas released it on Sunday instead, a few hours after the publication of The Times’s investigation. The researchers concluded that this timing was unlikely to be a coincidence “given the huge marketing about a 9/28 release date,” they wrote in an analysis that Alex Stamos, who led the research team at the Stanford Internet Observatory, shared with The Times.

“It’s a great example of what a coordinated disinformation campaign looks like: pre-seeding the ground and then simultaneously hitting from a bunch of different accounts at once,” Mr. Stamos said.

Many of the same accounts that had shared promotional tweets also shared the video as soon as it was released, moving it quickly into Twitter’s trending topics alongside The Times’s tax investigation.

More at the link: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/29/us/politics/project-veritas-ilhan-omar.html

I find it...less then credible...that someone how has been hanging around PA as long as The Shadow/QA/JT/et al "knows very little" about James O'Keefe.

O'Keefe's handiwork - and his guilty plea for criminal trespass - have been discussed here MANY times, from the Acorn nonsense when he dressed like a pimp, to his ties to the anti-abortion video makers who spewed out a deceptively edited attack on Planned Parenthood.

He's a clown and a liar, and has no credibility, except with right wing dipshits who lap his garbage up faster than even what Putin puts out there.

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17 minutes ago, The Joker said:

Yep they act like Fusion could only have one client at a time. 

 

Creative editing she fucking cut out a key point that  RBG was making about   Kneeling for the anthem.  Didn’t fit the MSM narrative so it gets left on the editing floor.  You can be damn sure if RBG had voiced solidarity for the kneelers  it would have been the highlight of the interview.  

Nice to see you boys hanging out. Got any comments about the GOP strategy of using gov't to drive forward cultural change? (See the Orban thread)

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8 minutes ago, Not My Real Name said:

I find it...less then credible...that someone how has been hanging around PA as long as The Shadow/QA/JT/et al "knows very little" about James O'Keefe.

O'Keefe's handiwork - and his guilty plea for criminal trespass - have been discussed here MANY times, from the Acorn nonsense when he dressed like a pimp, to his ties to the anti-abortion video makers who spewed out a deceptively edited attack on Planned Parenthood.

He's a clown and a liar, and has no credibility, except with right wing dipshits who lap his garbage up faster than even what Putin puts out there.

Like ANYONE forgot this:

What O'Keefe thought would go down once he got Boudreau aboard the SS Douchebag is pretty unclear, but what is clear is that it was somehow sexual and very, very ridiculous. CNN got their hands on a copy of O'Keefe's master plan, dubbed "CNN Caper" by O'Keefe and his cohorts, who are apparently a bunch of old-timey British detectives. List of supplies for the mission include "fuzzy handcuffs", "condom jar", Alicia Keys music (Marvin Gaye being "too cliché" for this sophisticated project), and an "obvious sex tape machine." The plan also includes a script for the seduction, which anticipates that Boudreau would say things like, "You can't be serious, I'm married," to which O'Keefe would reply, "We have to make the most of the time we're given, and we're being given right now." Looks like someone's seen The Notebook a few too many times.

According to the brilliant strategic document, the plan was to embarrass CNN as payback for sending "bubble-headed-bleach-blondes" like Boudreau to "seduce interviewees to get screwed on television." Because, you know, when you're dealing with a woman, blondeness and conventional attractiveness are sure signs she's both a bimbo and a cunning temptress.

From what I can gather, it appears that O'Keefe wasn't actually planning to try to have sex with Boudreau on the boat. He thought he'd just play at seducing her in order to create "awkwardness," and that's what was supposed to embarrass Boudreau and CNN. Ah-ha! It's the old "embarrass the lady with condoms and Viagra" plan! Works every time! Except, of course, when it backfires and you get a bunch of gooey embarrassment all over yourself.

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8 hours ago, The Joker said:

Exactly the GOP had nothing to do with hiring Steele.  Read your own link and dates 

 in April 2016, an attorney for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the Democratic National Committee(DNC)hired Fusion GPS to investigate Trump,

Free Beacon stopped its backing in May 2016.[7] In June 2016, Fusion GPS subcontracted Steele's firm to compile the dossier.

How long do you think it took them to put the dossier together? It was released only a few weeks later....

They were just haggling over who was going to finally pay for it.

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2 minutes ago, Battlecheese said:

How long do you think it took them to put the dossier together? It was released only a few weeks later....

They were just haggling over who was going to finally pay for it.

Nope they hired Steele AFTER The Free Beacon ended their relationship with Fussion.  He may very well have been working on it privately to sell to the DNC, but there is no way to claim the GOP payed a single penny for that document. 

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10 minutes ago, Battlecheese said:

Yes Mr Joker.

We see and understand the paper trail. The Rs were organising a dirt file on Trump, then didn't need it when he won the nomination. So Fusion sold the final product to the Dems instead.

Spin whatever you like.

Ok genius.   So you understand the paper trail, but still persist in the story that Hillary’s own lawyer has stated is false.   

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Just now, The Joker said:

Ok genius.   So you understand the paper trail, but still persist in the story that Hillary’s own lawyer has stated is false.   

Everyone was careful about the paper trail for a reason. That's why they have it. You notice the Fusion people specifically kept Mr Steele off their payroll until after a final buyer had been found?

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2 minutes ago, Battlecheese said:

Everyone was careful about the paper trail for a reason. That's why they have it. You notice the Fusion people specifically kept Mr Steele off their payroll until after a final buyer had been found?

Desperate twisting with made up facts.  I notice you never provide cites.  

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I don't get why James O'Keefe would be involved with sliming the Duke and Duchess of Sussex? I hope he realizes there is a racist component here.(actually, I don't I hope he gets fried).

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