Samantha Bee Spoofs Project Veritas Sting Operation Aimed at Washington Post

James O'Keefe president of Project Veritas Action waits to be introduced during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington. Project Veritas a conservative group known for undercover investigations

She also asked Post reporters how her claims would affect Moore's candidacy if she chose to go public.

Jaime Phillips, who claimed to The Post that the Republican Senate nominee impregnated her as a teenager, was seen on Monday walking into the headquarters of Project Veritas, a group that uses false cover stories and covert video recordings to expose what it says is media bias.

Phillips claimed that she was also one of Moore's victims, telling a reporter that she was forced to have an abortion after having sex with Moore in 1992.

The Washington Post also found a GoFundMe under Phillips' - the woman who claimed Moore had impregnated her - name that was asking for money to take a job in NY "to work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt (sic) of the liberal MSM".

The Washington Post has said it busted a woman offering them fake allegations against Roy Moore as part of an intentional scheme to discredit the newspaper by the conservative group Project Veritas.

In a March posting on its Facebook page, New York-based Project Veritas said it was seeking 12 new "undercover reporters".

Social media users were rightfully appalled.




Phillips last week suggested meeting with another Washington Post reporter who co-wrote the same report as Reinhard, Stephanie McCrummen.

Upon further examination, Phillips' account was less than watertight, according to the report published Monday. The company at which Phillips claimed she worked told Reinhard that it had no employee with that name. She told the Post she was not working with any organization that targets journalists. Fact-checking her background led to the discovery of a GoFundMe page under the same name, seeking funds to help relocate to NY for employment by "the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceit of the liberal MSM [Mainstream Media]".

In an unusual move, Washington Post's executive editor Martin Baron responded by publishing Phillips' false claims in full, despite an "off-the-record" deal. And that, like the rest of Project Veritas' work, is disgusting.

Armed with their research, Post reporter McCrummen and a video team from the newspaper met with Phillips in an Alexandria, Virginia restaurant on November 22. 'I think I'm just going to go'.

But the GoFundMe page, which was found and saved as an image by a Post researcher, included a statement by Phillips that she had been recently laid off from her "mortgage job".

Regardless of his success, O'Keefe has viewers in the highest offices; President Donald Trump in June posted two videos from O'Keefe's "American Pravda" series.

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