Conservative Muckraker, James O’Keefe of Project Veritas has been promoting his latest investigation – which he declared in an email has left him in fear for his life.
O’Keefe says his investigative team spent months in the field investigating protests in New York, Florida, and Ferguson, MO.
Our investigation started with Mayor Bill de Blasio and his vilification of the cops . . . you’ll never guess what happened next.
I sent my team into the thick of the protests and near riots in New York. They stood next to young and angry citizens raising their hands and screaming “I can’t breathe.” As the dust settled, we found that nearly all of them were stirred to action on false pretenses and to the financial benefit of their agitators.
This led our investigation to Ferguson, Missouri and ultimately to the top echelons of power.
Unlike any other story I’ve unearthed in my career, I have never had the eerie feeling that is now burning in my gut. You see, the target of this video is in Obama’s inner circle. That should give you a good idea about the gravity of this story.
Late Monday night, O’Keefe posted his video at Project Veritas website and the website went down shortly after the posting of his video.
The NY Post is also running the story.
One of O’Keefe’s investigators poses as a Garner supporter with a hidden camera during a protest last month at the St. George Ferry Terminal on Staten Island.
“You think Al Sharpton is kind of like a crook in a sense?” the investigator is heard asking Garner’s oldest daughter.
“He’s about this,” Snipes replies, rubbing her fingers together.
“He’s about money with you?” the undercover asks.
“Yeah,” Snipes responds.
Snipes, 24, also complained that the Staten Island director of Sharpton’s National Action Network, Cynthia Davis, scolded her for handing out street fliers about her father’s case that did not include NAN’s logo.
“She started attacking me. ‘Oh, I see that you got this flier out, how come you didn’t add the logo?’ ’’ Snipes said.
The undercover then asks, “They want their logo on your fliers?”
“Instead of me, he wants his face in front,” Snipes says, referring to Sharpton
“But it’s not about them, it’s about your dad,” the undercover says.
“Exactly,” Snipes responds.
The “unembarrassable” Sharpton told the NY Post, that the Project Veritas is guilty of deceptive editing.
“They’re splicing and dicing stuff together. It was a distortion. Erica is a sincere victim. She was not trying to infer anything with me,” Sharpton said of the secret recording.
Read the whole NY Post for reactions from the subjects in the investigation to the video which range from indignation and accusations of deceptive editing to total approval.
Obviously, it’s not exactly earth-shattering news that people think Al Sharpton is a race hustler and shakedown artist. But it is somewhat revealing that even the people he has supposedly “helped” feel that way.
I suspect more from the investigation is coming – because I didn’t see anything here that would justify O’Keefe’s fear for his life.
Phew…I was right – there is more to come.
In O’Keefe’s latest email, he says, “and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. You won’t believe what else we caught on film during our investigation.”