Project Veritas Founder Resigns Amid Allegations

James O’Keefe announced that he is stepping down as CEO of Project Veritas, citing personal reasons. He stated that he would continue to be involved with the organization as a member of its board of directors but that he would be taking a less prominent role in its day-to-day operations.

Project Veritas is a conservative, nonprofit investigative journalism organization founded by O’Keefe in 2010. The organization has been involved in a number of high-profile stings and undercover operations targeting politicians, media organizations, and other groups promoting liberal agendas.

Project Veritas has gained a significant following for exposing left-wing bias and corruption through undercover interviews such as this recently posted and shocking video where a top Pfizer executive admits the company is muting COVID-19 to develop vaccines for future strains they create themselves.

James O’Keefe’s announcement that he was stepping down came amid ongoing legal challenges for Project Veritas, including a lawsuit filed by Twitter alleging that the organization had engaged in deceptive practices and violated the social media platform’s terms of service. This comes at an interesting time for Twitter as Elon Musk continues to dump Twitter files exposing their own gross misuse of the platform.

Monday, O’Keefe posted a video to Twitter stating, “I need to make clear I have not resigned from the company, Project Veritas, I founded 13 years ago. I was stripped of my position as CEO and Chairman.”

In response to James O’Keefe’s video, Project Veritas’s board posted a statement on Monday night claiming they were legally obligated to call a board meeting after discovering what they described as “financial malfeasance” committed by O’Keefe.

The statement outlined a list of alleged misspending by the nonprofit at O’Keefe’s direction, including a $14,000 charter flight to meet with someone who could repair his boat, $150,000 spent on private “black cars” over 18 months, and thousands of dollars spent on “DJ and other equipment.” Additionally, the board accused O’Keefe of wasting $60,000 on “dance events.”

According to the statement, the board still wishes to communicate with James despite the public controversy and hopes to resolve the situation. Furthermore, the board clarified that they did not terminate his position, nor do they desire his resignation.