WaPo Reveals a Political Activist Faked a Roy Moore Story

James O'Keefe President of Project Veritas Action waits to be introduced during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington

James O'Keefe President of Project Veritas Action waits to be introduced during a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington

Her dramatic - and unsubstantiated - claim was that Moore, the Republican candidate for Senate in Alabama, impregnated her when she was 15 and pressured her into an abortion.

The Post said it was able to trace Phillips back to Project Veritas, an organization formed by right-wing activist James O'Keefe that frequently targets mainstream news outlets with deceptive tactics like covert video recordings in order to expose what it believes is media bias.

"We always honor "off-the-record" agreements when they're entered into in good faith", said Martin Baron, The Post's executive editor. "But this so-called off-the-record conversation was the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us. Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled, and we can't honor an "off-the-record" agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith". How do we do this?' the purported tipster wrote.

While O'Keefe refused to comment to Washington Post reporters at the time, he later came outside to speak with journalist Aaron C. Davis, though he did not answer any questions regarding the employment of the potential fraudster. During a recorded meeting with Ms Phillips, the reporters also question her about the flaws in her story.

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It added, "Our HR department continues to investigate the situation and the authenticity of the posts". In previous tweets that have now been deleted, Baker claimed to have worked in pediatrics.

The Post also published video footage of one of its reporters speaking to the woman who claimed to be Moore's victim. Phillips gave Reinhard a cell phone number with an Alabama area code, but claimed she had only lived in the state briefly as a teenager.

The Post also found a GoFundMe fundraising campaign started by somebody with the same name as Phillips, who was soliciting donations in May to move to NY for "a job to work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt (sic) of the liberal MSM" (mainstream media). I'll be using my skills as a researcher and fact-checker to help our movement, ' the post from May read.

On Monday morning, the reporter tailed Phillips to an inconspicuous storefront in Mamaroneck, N.Y. The storefront turned out to be the offices of Project Veritas.

Another of Project Veritas' members, former television producer Robert Halderman, was jailed in 2010 fir attempting to blackmail TV presenter David Letterman.

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A Jaime Tennille Phillips, also known as Jaime Tennille Kahl, held a mortgage loan originator license in Georgia that was voluntarily surrendered in September 2016, according to state records available online in a public database of national mortgage industry licensure information.

Giving Phillips the benefit that Project Veritas does not, McCrummen informed the woman that they were being filmed before producing a print-out of the fundraising page and asking Phillips to explain herself.

The Post said one of its researchers also found a GoFundMe campaign created by a "Jaime Phillips" asking for contributions to move to NY for a new 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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