O'Keefe OUT at Project Veritas: 'I’m Going to Collect My Things...Load Them into My Car and I Hope to See Some of You Soon'

Nick Kangadis | February 20, 2023
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(Update: 02/21/2023, 2:00 pm): The video below was part of a larger, more extensive explanation of the situation, as posted to Tim Pool's YouTube channel. For full context, here's the full video:


(Original Story) Now that we know for sure what’s happening concerning undercover journalism outlet Project Veritas and its patriarch, James O’Keefe, the question now becomes, how long will the company last without the only notable name it had?

On Monday, video surfaced of O’Keefe explaining — from his perspective — what happened between himself, a disgruntled employee that O’Keefe fired and the possibly ungrateful board of an organization that without O’Keefe would not exist.

O’Keefe mentioned how the situation arose from a disagreement on how to solicit donations for the organization. He even quoted the character of “Howard Roark” from Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead.”

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My vision, I’m going to paraphrase Howard Roark, the architect: ‘I don’t build in order to have donors, I have donors in order to build.’ That’s what I believed, and I felt like we had a conflict of visions.

We measure our success in terms of what we produce, not just in terms of our wallets. That was a pretty fundamental conflict, I felt.

The day prior I had informed [the employee] in front of his colleagues that he, if he wasn’t willing to follow my lead, he’d be shown the door. I tried to deal with it privately, but I was unsuccessful. And the disagreement boiled over in a staff meeting. The next day this individual refused to resign, so I fired him.

Later that same day, that’s Thursday, February 2nd, a few days after the 50 million view Pfizer video, I was informed by a different officer of Project Veritas that he would go to the board in a few hours from that moment and have an emergency vote to restructure this company, receiving an agenda in my email while I was sitting on an airplane tarmac withe the doors closing. The meeting was scheduled for the moment my plane landed in Nashville.

It became clear to me in that moment I would be removed from my position at Project Veritas by the time I landed at my destination.

O’Keefe made a few other comments, including intimating that his work would continue, possibly under another banner. At the end of the video, O’Keefe bid the Veritas crew adieu.

“So with that, I’m going to collect my things, I’m going to load them into my car and I hope to see some of you soon,” O’Keefe said, closing out the statement.



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