AMERICAN PRAVDA: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News by James O’Keefe to be Published by All Points Books

NEW YORK – All Points Books has acquired World English rights to James O’Keefe’s American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News, which tells the story of the muckraking journalist’s undercover reporting activities during and since the 2016 presidential campaign, including exposés into mainstream media giants such as CNN. The book will be published on January 16, 2018. Alexander Hoyt represented O’Keefe in the deal with All Points editorial director Adam Bellow.

Mr. O’Keefe is the founder and President of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to exposing corruption and fraud in both public and private institutions. His approach to investigative journalism has been both praised and criticized, and Project Veritas Action stories have led directly to federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, and resignations and firings.

In American Pravda, the reader is invited to go undercover with the intrepid journalists of Project Veritas as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, the book also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed. It not only contests the false narratives surrounding O’Keefe’s activities frequently put forth by corporate media, it documents the consequences of telling the truth in a world where media elites control the national narrative.

O’Keefe said, “The difference between the Soviet Pravda and the American Pravda is that the Russian people participated in the lie, that is to say- they knew they were being lied to. This book explains my fight to get the American people to see the world for what it actually is, as opposed to what the mainstream media would have them believe.”

About the Author:
JAMES O’KEEFE is an award-winning journalist and writer. He is the founder and President of Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action, non-profit organizations dedicated to investigating corruption, dishonesty, waste and fraud in both public and private institutions. O’Keefe’s investigations have led directly to the passage of new legislation, federal and state investigations, congressional inquiries, the defunding of taxpayer-funded groups, resignations, firings, restrainings and arrests.

About the Book:
American Pravda: My Fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News
By James O’Keefe
Publisher: All Points Books
Publication Date: January 16, 2018
Hardcover ISBN / Price: 9781250154644 / $26.99
EBook ISBN / Price: 9781250154651 / $12.99
Audio Digital Download ISBN / Price: 9781427294777; $17.99
Audio CDs ISBN / Price: 9781427294760; $29.99

Contact: Joseph.Rinaldi@stmartins.com/917-232-7497 or sgordon@web-dev.projectveritas.com/914-908-6217

AMERICAN PRAVDA is available for pre-order sales at Amazon at this link.

Quick Response to Legal Actions Brought Against James O’Keefe by Democracy Partners Video Subject

Claims are Frivolous, Veritas Claims
Veritas Has Recently Received a Number of Legal Actions
O’Keefe Promises More Video Soon

(NEW YORK) Almost a year after the release of their first Democracy Partners video, Project Veritas Action Fund received a letter from an attorney representing Shirley Teter, a 69-year-old woman who received national media attention as a result of violence at Donald Trump campaign rallies.. The letter stated Teter isn’t a public figure and that the video is untrue.

The video depicts Americans United for Change consultant Scott Foval stating that Teter was one of his “activists” who had been “trained up to birddog” – something with which they disagree. “We didn’t say these things about Shirley Teter; Scott Foval did,” says James O’Keefe in the video above. “I don’t know why she is asking this of me; I didn’t make the statements.”

In the letter, Teter also stated that she was referred to as homeless and mentally ill, something which obviously occurred in a separate conversation not about her.

“Pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 11 and Rule 3.1 of the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, I write to give you notice that there is no basis in fact or law for your claims, rendering them frivolous and subject to sanctions,” noted PFA lead counsel Benjamin Barr.

Barr also noted that “Shirley Teter voluntarily thrust herself into the most public controversy of 2016 – a controversial and charged presidential election.” According to this article, Teter is being sued for her role in the media circus which followed her appearance at a Trump rally.

Last Friday, a Wall Street Journal reporter tweeted “defamation suit against” James O’Keefe with a link to an apparent court document.

Project Veritas and Project Veritas Action Fund have been targeted with multiple legal actions over the last few months. In most cases, it’s notable that the parties initiating these actions aren’t making the claim that they didn’t say what they were exposed on video saying. In the Democracy Partner case, the suit doesn’t even make a claim for defamation.  Regarding the Kansas video, it’s also hard to justify any context for a teacher to say to a student: “…I guarantee you, I will kick your f***ing ass.”

“Obviously, you don’t get this flak unless you are over the target,” says O’Keefe in the video, who promises to release exciting new videos soon.

NEW VIDEO: O’Keefe Confronts Wisconsin AG’s Attack on PVA Credibility

James O’Keefe Confronts Wisconsin AG Over Refusal to Launch Criminal Investigation in Democracy Partners Scandal

Project Veritas Action has a released a response to the Wisconsin Attorney General’s Office.

Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel’s report questions the credibility of the Democracy Partners investigation.

Bob Creamer, Leader of Democracy Partners and Hillary Clinton confidante stepped down following the release of the investigation.

View the video response here.

(New York) – Project Veritas Action has released a written and video response to Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel’s memorandum regarding Project Veritas Action’s Democracy Partners video investigation.

In the Democracy Partners exposé videos, Scott Foval is caught on camera discussing ways to commit an elaborate voter fraud scheme. However, according to Schimel, “Based on all the available facts I do not believe there is any basis to conclude that the videos demonstrate or suggest violations of Wisconsin criminal laws.”

Project Veritas Action and its legal team strongly disagree. View our attached written response to Wisconsin Attorney General Schimel’s memorandum regarding Project Veritas Action videos.

Here is one of the first articles out of the gate from the Journal Sentinel.

View the Democracy Partners video investigation here:

Series I | Series II | Series III | Series IV

Second Resignation Due to Recent Video Series

As a result of our recent two videos  regarding shady operatives within the DNC and Clinton apparatus, Democracy Partners Founder Robert Creamer is stepping down from his responsibilities with the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. Here is the statement he has provided the media:

Statement from Robert Creamer, Democracy Partners

I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing Hilary Clinton, and defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election.

As a result I have indicated to the Democratic National Committee that I am stepping back from my responsibilities working with the Campaign.

I am enormously proud of the work we have done over the last months to sound the alarm about the danger Donald Trump would present to American democracy.  Contrary to the outrageous claims of the notorious right wing blogger James O’Keefe, we have always adhered to the highest standards of transparency and legality in our work for the DNC.

Democracy Partners regards our nation’s election laws and the integrity of our democratic institutions with utmost seriousness. And we have only ever-engaged in legal and nonviolent methods to demonstrate how Donald Trump is unfit to be President. Period.

We regret the unprofessional and careless hypothetical conversations that were captured on hidden cameras of a temporary regional contractor for our firm, and he is no longer working with us. While, none of the schemes described in the conversations ever took place, these conversations do not at all reflect the values of Democracy Partners.

James O’Keefe, the discredited individual behind this well-orchestrated spying scheme directed at our firm uses methods that would make Richard Nixon and the Watergate burglars proud.

O’Keefe executed a plot that involved the use of trained operatives using false identifications, disguises and elaborate false covers to infiltrate our firm and other consulting firms, in order to steal campaign plans, and goad unsuspecting individuals into making careless statements on hidden cameras.

Those of us who are involved in political work because we believe deeply in progressive values are saddened that those on the right are using dirty tricks in order to pursue their political agenda rather than engage in an honest debate about ideas.

I will not aid Mr. O’Keefe’s despicable efforts to distract from the critical choice American voters face November 8th.

It was reported yesterday that Scott Foval is no longer associated with Americans United for Change.

Rigging the Election – Video IV: $20k Wire Transfer From Belize Returned

 

Project Veritas Action has released the fourth video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. The third video exposed prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. This latest video breaks down the process of the long-term investigation.

In the effort to prove the credibility of the undercover donor featured in the videos and to keep the investigation going, Project Veritas Action made the decision to donate twenty thousand dollars to Robert Creamer’s effort. Project Veritas Action had determined that the benefit of this investigation outweighed the cost. And it did.

“First thing, like I said, thank you for the proposal. And I’d like to get the $20,000 across to you. The second call I’m going to make here is to my money guy and he’s going to get in touch with you and auto wire the funds to you,” said the PVA journalist.

Creamer told the PVA journalist to send the money to Americans United for Change. Shortly after the money was released, the “donors” “niece” – another Project Veritas Action journalist – was offered an internship with Creamer.

In an effort to see how far Creamer would go with the promise of more money, another Project Veritas journalist posing as the donor’s money liaison requested a meeting with Creamer. During that meeting, Creamer spoke about connections he had with Obama and Clinton.

After the release of the previous Project Veritas Action videos, Hillary Clinton and her staff tried to distance themselves from Robert Creamer. However, Creamer doubled down about connection with the campaign.

“Every morning I am on a call at 10:30 that goes over the message being driven by the campaign headquarters,” said Creamer.

The more money that was promised to Creamer, the more access Project Veritas Action journalists seemed to get. Project Veritas Action’s $20,000 investment paid off. The story was solid. Robert Creamer, Scott Foval, Jenna Price from the DNC, Brad Woodhouse from AUFC, Cesar Vargas and others opened the door to their smoke filled rooms of illegal and dirty campaign dealings, as seen in the three previous PVA videos.

In an unexpected twist, AUFC president Brad Woodhouse, the recipient of the $20,000, heard that Project Veritas Action was releasing undercover videos exposing AUFC’s activities. He told a journalist that AUFC was going to return the twenty thousand dollars. He said it was because they were concerned that it might have been an illegal foreign donation. Project Veritas Action was pleased but wondered why that hadn’t been a problem for the month that they had the money.

After the former stories were released by Project Veritas Action, Americans United for Change fired Scott Foval and Robert Creamer announced to the DNC that he was stepping down from campaign responsibilities. James O’Keefe and Project Veritas Action have filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.

Project Veritas Action Fund (AKA Project Veritas Action) was founded by James O’Keefe to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.

 

Rigging the Election – Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement

 

Project Veritas Action has released the third video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Clinton campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. The second video exposed a diabolical step-by-step voter fraud strategy discussed by top Democratic operatives and showed one key operative admitting that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years. This latest video takes this investigation even further.

Part III of the undercover investigation dives further into the back room dealings of Democratic politics. It exposes prohibited communications between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the non-profit organization Americans United for Change. And, it’s all disguised as a duck.

Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Democracy Partners founder directly implicating Hillary Clinton in FEC violations.

“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” says Creamer in one of several exchanges. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”

It is made clear that high-level DNC operative Creamer realized that this direct coordination between Democracy Partners and the campaign would be damning when he said: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”

It was earlier this year when people wearing Donald Duck costumes started showing up at Donald Trump events all over the country. Brad Woodhouse is the president of Americans United for Change (AUFC) and he worked with Robert Creamer, Scott Foval, and DNC Rapid Response Coordinator Aaron Black to launch their “Donald Ducks” campaign.

After the first video in this series, Woodhouse fired Scott Foval, his national field director.

In the video, the operatives go on to explain their plot.

“Let me tell you something. I think she [Hillary Clinton] has the right instinct on this. This thing is resonating, but that story is not exactly what you want to hear about how presidential decision-making happened,” said Woodhouse.

However, the originator of the Donald Ducks scheme was supposed to remain secret.

Robert Creamer goes on to add, “I was actually on a plane to go to London last week — Christina Reynolds [Deputy Communications Director for Hillary for America] calls saying, ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck — I mean, Trump.’”

Creamer then says, “If the future president wants ducks, we will put ducks on the ground.”

Hillary Clinton and the DNC wanted the Donald Ducks agitators at Trump and Pence campaign events. The direct involvement of the campaign and the Democratic National Committee with Americans United for Change and activists wearing Donald Duck costumes smacks strongly of illegal coordinated campaign expenditures.

Federal campaign law experts have told us “the ducks on the ground are likely public communications for purposes of the law. It’s political activity opposing Trump, paid for by Americans United for Change funds but controlled by Clinton and her campaign.”

Representatives of Clinton’s campaign were on daily conference calls which PVA journalists witnessed with Creamer, AUFC managers and their operatives. They were talking about where to send the duck and the “ducks message.” Not only was the campaign in on it, but apparently Donna Brazille’s Democratic National Committee was in on it as well.

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After last week’s stories released by Project Veritas Action, Americans United for Change fired Scott Foval and Robert Creamer announced to the DNC that he was stepping down from campaign responsibilities. James O’Keefe and Project Veritas Action have filed a complaint with the Federal Elections Commission.

Project Veritas Action Fund (AKA Project Veritas Action) was founded by James O’Keefe to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.

 

Rigging the Election – Video II: Mass Voter Fraud

 

Project Veritas Action has released the second video in a multi-part series that is sending shockwaves through the DNC and the Clinton campaign. The first video explained the dark secrets and the hidden connections and organizations the Hillary Campaign uses to incite violence at Trump rallies. This latest video takes the investigation even further.

Several Project Veritas Action undercover journalists catch Scott Foval, the National Field Director for Americans United for Change, saying, “we’ve been bussing people in to deal with you fuckin’ assholes [Republicans] for fifty years and we’re not going to stop now, we’re just going to find a different way to do it.”

One of the highest-level operatives for the DNC who admits to being “no white knight” said that the Democrats have been rigging elections for fifty years.

Foval then goes on to explain the sinister plot and how they avoid getting caught. The undercover reporter asks why they can’t just “bus in” voters, but get them to use their own personal vehicles. Foval describes how they avoid being detected and free of criminal charges. “Would they charge each individual of voter fraud? Or are they going to go after the facilitator for conspiracy, which they could prove? It’s one thing if all these people drive up in their personal cars. If there’s a bus involved? That changes the dynamic.”

How do they keep it a secret from the American people and the FEC? Foval explains, “So you use shells. Use shell companies.”

The final straw is Foval and the Democrats don’t think journalists, the media or the law can do anything to stop him, the DNC and the Hillary Clinton campaign.  “The question is, whether when you get caught by a reporter, does that matter? Because does it turn into an investigation or not? In this case, this state, the answer is no, because they don’t have any power to do anything.”

Foval thinks we don’t have the power to stop him and the shady and corrupt tactics of the Democrats to rig this election.

View the first video of this series here:  http://projectveritasaction.com/video/rigging-election-video-i-clinton-campaign-and-dnc-incite-violence-trump-rallies

 

Rigging the Election – Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies

 

Project Veritas Action has just released the first video in a multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the DNC and Clinton presidential campaign. Using hidden cameras, undercover journalists reveal key players coordinating clandestine operations in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The video, supported by emails recently released by WikiLeaks, shows that the dirty tricks, lines of communications and the money trail lead all the way to the top.

The video discloses numerous examples of behind-the-scenes shady practices with consequences most Americans have seen on national television at Donald Trump campaign rallies across the country. What the media hasn’t reported is that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee has been directing these activities with, at very best, a very thin veil of plausible deniability. This series of videos is the culmination of a year-long investigation by the undercover journalists at Project Veritas Action.

Scott Foval is the National Field Director for a non-profit organization named Americans United for Change. In the video, he told an undercover investigator that they contract “directly with the DNC and the [Clinton] campaign both.”

“I am contracted to him [Bob Creamer],” says Foval to an undercover reporter. “But I answer to the head of Special Events for the DNC and the head of special events and political for the campaign.”

“The [Clinton] campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, The Foval Group goes and executes the shit…” continued Foval. “Democracy Partners is the tip of the spear on that stuff.”

Bob Creamer founded and is listed as a partner on the website of the Democratic consulting firm Democracy Partners. He is the husband of Jan Shakowsky, a congresswoman from Chicago. In 2005, he plead guilty to tax violations and bank fraud.

“Wherever Trump and Pence are going to be, we have events and we have a whole team across the country that does that both consultants and people from the Democratic Party,” Creamer told an investigator. “And the Democratic Party apparatus and the people from the campaign, the Clinton campaign and my role with the campaign, is to manage all that.”

The undercover investigation reveals compelling evidence of a dark money conspiracy and likely violations of federal campaign coordination laws by the Hillary Clinton campaign, Clinton’s Super PAC Priorities USA and the Democratic National Committee.

“The thing that we have to watch, is making sure there is a double blind between the actual campaign and the actual DNC and what we’re doing,” states Foval while describing the conduit of information between the DNC, Clinton campaign, Political Action Committees, the AFL-CIO and other organizations. “There’s a double blind there.  So they can plausibly deny that they knew anything about it.”

Foval explains, “The campaigns and DNC cannot go near Priorities, but I guaran-damn-tee you that the people who run the Super PACs all talk to each other and we and a few other people are the hubs of that communication.”

“I just had a call with the campaign and the DNC, every day at one o’clock,” says Creamer subordinate Zulema Rodriguez.

When discussing what sorts of dirty tricks Foval, Creamer and others manage at the bequest of the DNC and Clinton campaign, a Project Veritas Action investigator asks Foval if he would recognize Foval’s work.

“Oh, I know you do,” responds Foval. “Everybody does.”

“You remember the Iowa state fair thing where Scott Walker grabbed the sign out of the dude’s hand and then the dude kind of gets roughed up right in front of the stage right there on camera?” Foval asks. “That was all us. The guy that got roughed up is my counterpart who works for Bob.”

Foval adds that they “planted multiple people in that front area around him and in the back to make sure there wasn’t just an accident happen up front, there was also a reaction that happened out back.”

Foval also references Shirley Teeter, a sixty-nine-year-old lady who claims that she was assaulted at a Trump rally in North Carolina.

“She was one of our activists,” he says while introducing the term bird dogging to the political lexicon.

The phrase bird dogging also appears in an email released by WikiLeaks where Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook suggests it might be a tactic to employ to shore up support with Hispanic voters.

“So the term bird dogging, you put people in the line, at the front which means that they have to get there at six in the morning because they have to get in front at the rally, so that when Trump comes down the rope line, they’re the ones asking him the question in front of the reporter, because they’re pre-placed there,” explains Foval. “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.  You have to train them to bird dog.”

“I’m basically deputy rapid response director for the DNC for all things Trump on the ground,” says a new character in the undercover video.

This character says his name is Aaron Black, but it is really Aaron Minter. “Yeah, and nobody is really supposed to know about me.”

In the hidden camera video, Black shares credit with Creamer for the Chicago Trump rally which was shut down.

“So the Chicago protest when they shut all that, that was us,” says Black/Minter. “It was more him [Bob Creamer] than me, but none of this is supposed to come back to us, because we want it coming from people, we don’t want it to come from the party.  So if we do a protest and it’s a DNC protest, right away the press is going to say partisan.  But if I’m in there coordinating with all the troops on the ground and sort of playing the field general but they are the ones talking to the cameras, then it’s actually people.  But if we send out press advisories with DNC on them and Clinton campaign it just doesn’t have that same effect.”

“So B and I did the Chicago Trump event where we shut down, like all the yeah…” confirms Rodriguez, who also admitted to shutting down the highway at a Trump event in Arizona.

“I’m saying we have mentally ill people, that we pay to do shit, make no mistake,” says Foval in the video. “Over the last twenty years, I’ve paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff, and I’ve also taken them for dinner, and I’ve also made sure they had a hotel, and a shower.  And I put them in a program.  Like I’ve done that.  But the reality is, a lot of people especially our union guys.  A lot of our union guys…they’ll do whatever you want.  They’re rock and roll. When I need to get something done in Arkansas, the first guy I call is the head of the AFL-CIO down there, because he will say, ‘What do you need?’  And I will say, I need a guy who will do this, this and this.  And they find that guy.  And that guy will be like, Hell yeah, let’s do it.”

“Tomorrow we release our next installment of this investigation where we expose a voter fraud scheme discussed at the highest levels.  The Hillary Clinton campaign is leaving nothing to chance as we have seen and will continue reveal as our undercover investigation into the dark machine of the Hillary Clinton campaign continues,” says Project Veritas Action President James O’Keefe. “Hillary, check your email.”

Project Veritas Action was founded by James O’Keefe to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.

 

HIDDEN CAM: Dem. Senate Candidate Russ Feingold Says Hillary Might Issue Executive Order on Guns

 

In a new video released by Project Veritas Action, James O’Keefe exposes Hillary Clinton’s plan to ban all guns through an executive order.

In the video, James O’Keefe attends a private top donor campaign fundraiser for Democratic Senate candidate Russ Feingold. He attended the fundraiser the same day that a Project Veritas journalist was burned in the Feingold campaign. While at the fundraiser, which was hosted by Clinton friend and donor Amy Rao, a Project Veritas journalist spoke with former Senator Feingold and his donors about gun control. When asked what Hillary Clinton would do about the Second Amendment, Feingold said without hesitation, “Well, there might be an executive order.”

During the fundraiser, O’Keefe spoke with Amy Rao. On the issue of Clinton’s gun plan, Rao said, “Hillary wants to shut it down. If we can get guns away from everyone in this country, she’ll close the loopholes, she’ll get rid of assault weapons, she will get rid of being able to buy you know, unlimited bullets, she’s gonna make all that stop.”

At the fundraiser, Feingold said, “What I do is I go with the majority view of the people of the state, which is very common sense.”

When O’Keefe asked why Feingold defended handguns, Feingold donor Leah Russin, said, “He wants to be elected. He is from Wisconsin. I wanted him to be stronger. Nobody needs a frickin’ handgun.”

Amy Rao expressed discontent over Feingold’s comments about guns, adding, “Hillary wants to shut it down…If anyone can do it, she’ll do it.”

Nearly 12 hours before releasing this video, James O’Keefe’s Twitter account was lockedafter he announced that he would be releasing a story about a Democratic Senate candidate. “Twitter can suspend my account, but they can NEVER suspend the Veritas,” said Project Veritas Action President James O’Keefe.

Project Veritas Action Fund (AKA Project Veritas Action) was founded by James O’Keefe to investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud and other misconduct.