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LEGAL UPDATE: Democracy Partners v. Project Veritas Action, Project Veritas, et al. Federal Jury Trial to Begin Tomorrow … Veritas to Defend its Journalistic Investigation Which Exposed Pro-Clinton Operatives’ Dirty Tricks in 2016

  • In the heart of Washington D.C., a showdown between Project Veritas and Democracy Partners is about to begin. Some 2,158 days after stunning undercover reports revealed questionable tactics by the Democratic Party in the 2016 election.

  • That year, Veritas journalists gathered undercover footage over the course of six months as they exposed the dirty tricks orchestrated by political consultant, Bob Creamer, President of Democracy Partners, and its affiliates. This includes what was described by them as “Birddogging.”

  • Bob Creamer alleges that the Veritas undercover journalist, who volunteered and was accepted as an unpaid intern at Democracy Partners, violated wiretap statutes and made fraudulent misrepresentations.

  • Veritas did not bug Democracy Partners’ phones nor forced them to give any information. Creamer claims our journalist was legally required to keep Democracy Partners’ misconduct private.

  • In this still ongoing litigation against Veritas over the past five years, Veritas has won a substantial victory in this case when several claims made by Democracy Partners were dismissed on summary judgement.

[WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sept. 13, 2022] Project Veritas released the first video covering the trial between Project Veritas, Project Veritas Action (among others) and Democracy Partners today -- taking place in courtroom 29 at the E Barrett Prettyman federal courthouse. The trial is set to begin tomorrow.

Democracy Partners brought forth this civil lawsuit against Veritas over five years ago, after being exposed for employing dirty campaign tricks in the 2016 presidential race.

In 2016, Project Veritas Action journalists gathered undercover footage over the course of six months as they exposed the dirty tricks orchestrated by political consultant, Bob Creamer, President of Democracy Partners, and its affiliates.

This includes what was described by then-Democracy Partners affiliated member and director of Americans United for Change, Scott Foval, as “Birddogging”:

SCOTT FOVAL: So, the term birddogging -- you put people in the line at the front, which means they have to get there at six o’clock in the morning because they have to get in front of the rally, so that when Trump comes down the rope line they’re the ones asking him the question in front of the reporters, because they’re pre-placed there…To funnel that kind of operation, you have to start back with people two weeks ahead of time and train them how to ask questions.

PVA JOURNALIST: Right.

SCOTT FOVAL: You have to train them to birddog…If you’re there and you’re protesting and you do these actions, you will be attacked at Trump rallies. That’s what we want…There’s a script.

PVA JOURNALIST: Okay.

SCOTT FOVAL: There’s a script of engagement. Sometimes the crazies bite and sometimes the crazies don’t bite.

Bob Creamer alleges that the Veritas undercover journalist, who volunteered and was accepted as an unpaid intern at Democracy Partners, violated wiretap statutes and made fraudulent misrepresentations.

Veritas neither bugged Democracy Partners’ phones, nor forced them to give any information. Creamer claims our journalist was legally required to keep Democracy Partners’ misconduct private.

Creamer’s claim of fraudulent misrepresentation is due to the Veritas journalist saying her name was Angela when it really was Allison.

In 2020, a federal judge overseeing the lawsuit dismissed the “trespass” and “breach of fiduciary duty” counts among others brought forth by Democracy Partners against Veritas, which greatly reduced the issues going to trial.

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James O'Keefe established Project Veritas in 2010 as a non-profit journalism enterprise to continue his undercover reporting work. Today, Project Veritas investigates and exposes corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions to achieve a more ethical and transparent society and to engage in litigation to: protect, defend and expand human and civil rights secured by law, specifically First Amendment rights including promoting the free exchange of ideas in a digital world; combat and defeat censorship of any ideology; promote truthful reporting; and defend freedom of speech and association issues including the right to anonymity. O'Keefe serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board so that he can continue to lead and teach his fellow journalists, as well as protect and nurture the Project Veritas culture.  

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