If you haven’t heard, conservative watchdog group Project Veritas has been on the prowl again, this time exposing government employees and contractors who happen to be Democratic Socialist of America members and are admitting to using their time at work to actively resist President Trump and hurt his administration.
And now someone appears to have lost her job over it and an incident at a restaurant involving the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe started his “Deep State Unmasked” investigative reporting series recently with undercover video footage of State Department employee Stuart Karaffa admitting that he’s a Democratic Socialist of America (DSA) member who uses his work time and computer to do work for an organization that aims to “resist everything” on “every level” in the Trump administration.
Karaffa also claimed that “I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees.”
Last we heard, Karaffa was under investigation by the State Department after the undercover footage was released.
In O’Keefe’s third “Deep State” episode, he captured Government Accountability Office employee Natarajan Subramanian speaking on hidden camera footage about how he and many other DSA members “break rules every day” by doing work from the inside to resist Trump during their office hours. He also bragged about using his job role to purposefully slow processes down in order to make the Trump administration work less effectively. He admitted, too, to lying on government accountability forms and covering up his DSA work.
“Technically, everything I’m doing with DSA is stuff that I am not supposed to be doing for work,” Subramanian unknowingly said to an undercover Project Veritas reporter. “It’s explicitly prohibited. I think I would be violating GAO policy. It would be fireable...because all political activity is automatically outlawed.”
Last we heard, the Government Accountability Office announced Subramanian had been “removed from any ongoing GAO work and cut off from access to GAO equipment” while they investigate.
The second “Deep State” episode secretly captured Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar talking about resisting Trump from inside his administration. She is a very vocal socialist activist who admitted to slowing down government processes, too, and seemed to admit to using government resources to track down people she wanted to protest.
Hrabar’s types of protests involve getting a group of people together to shout at their political opponents as their opponents go about their daily activities. Project Veritas also showed footage of her leading a group of protesters screaming at Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, who was dining in a restaurant in June.
“These allegations are deeply concerning," a Justice Department spokesperson earlier this month, according to The Hill. "Department policy prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests. We are looking into this immediately and have referred this matter to the Inspector General as well."
Now The Hill has learned that Hrabar has lost her government job. She claims she was fired "in retaliation for confronting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen at dinner” but didn’t mention the undercover Veritas video as a possible reason, too.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) didn’t comment on why Hrabar was losing her job, but she said, "I was told that Assistant Attorney General of Antitrust Makan Delrahim chose not to renew my term and my last day would be October 2.”
But then, "When I got to work on September 24, I was met at the door by security and forced to pack up my office,” she said. “I was told, again, that this was merely a non-renewal of my term."
Meanwhile, O’Keefe released a fourth “Deep State” episode on Tuesday. This series of undercover footage unmasks IRS employee Thomas Sheehy, who admits to doing “DSA stuff” at work on the taxpayer’s dime. He bragged on hidden camera that his buddy Chris, who also works for the IRS, actually runs the national DSA Twitter page — possibly at work, too.
“It’s not easy to get fired,” Sheehy said when asked if he’s worried about losing his job. “We have union protections.”
Watch that video below (PARENTAL WARNING: Mild language):