In a disturbing report from the New York Post, conservative activist James O’Keefe concocted a plan to use a mole to instigate violent anti-police sentiment among protesters.
Richard Valdes, who is a former director for O’Keefe’s group Project Veritas, claims the activist planned to send a Muslim man working for him to infiltrate a group of demonstrators in January. The specific protest, the man, or location hasn’t been revealed.
The man was also allegedly given a script to recite at meetings, in which he would say, “Sometimes, I wish I could just kill some of these cops. Don’t you just wish we could have one of the cops right here in the middle of our group?”
A script the man was given to recite at meetings allegedly said, “Sometimes, I wish I could just kill some of these cops. Don’t you just wish we could have one of the cops right here in the middle of our group?”
But the man reportedly emailed both Valdes and O’Keefe that month and backed out of the plan
“I will not say words that will jeopardize my entity, especially when they involve an illegal act of ‘murdering police,’” he wrote.
According to the Post, Valdes said O’Keefe subsequently fired him for “being unwilling to strong-arm the guy to do his dirty work.”
“Project Veritas would never do anything that we believe would incite violence against police officers. Anyone suggesting otherwise is clearly unfamiliar with our body of work,” Veritas spokesman Dan Pollack said.