A jury finds Project Veritas liable in a federal civil case for fraudulently misrepresenting itself and violating wiretapping laws after the conservative group targeted a Democratic political consulting firm in an undercover operation , according to the New York Times.
The big picture: Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe said Thursday night on the group’s YouTube channel that they would appeal the verdict after the jury awarded the company, Democracy Partners, $120,000 in the case.
- Lawyers for Democracy Partners told the jury in Washington earlier this month that their clients “were victims of political espionage carried out by Project Veritas” during the 2016 presidential campaign that aimed to embarrass Hillary Clinton and increase electoral chances of his rival Donald Trump, according to Politico. .
- Project Veritas insisted it was news gathering.
What they say : “Hopefully, today’s decision will help deter Mr. O’Keefe and others from carrying out these types of political espionage operations and from posting selectively edited misleading videos in the future,” he said. said Democracy Partners co-founder Robert Creamer. in a report.
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