Report: Project Veritas Employees Stage Coup, Board Members Remove Founder James O’Keefe…

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On the heels of a massive exposure of corporate wrongdoing and corruption by Project Veritas, the media group is in shambles and apparently trying to out their own founder.

The group’s previous work together, just last month, sent shock waves through the Big Pharma world to the point where Pfizer was telling people to stay away from Project Veritas.

“Pfizer warned its employees working for the company makes them an ongoing target for Project Veritas,” The Western Standard reported. 

“We are aware of and managing a recent incident where one of our colleagues was baited into conversation in a social situation and recorded without their knowledge,” said Pfizer in a Monday letter to employees.

This was their biggest story yet:

BREAKING: Leaked document shows @pfizer admitting Dr. Jordon Walker works at the company and warns staff to beware of Project Veritas

But what happened just days after this huge story broke?

One side of the story is that a group of rogue employees have displaced O’Keefe for their own personal reasons:

One poster who claimed to have inside information:

“A whistleblower has contacted me about the news that @JamesOKeefeIII was put on leave and stripped of all authority at @Project_Veritas”

The following posts are from his thread on the matter:

This is difficult for me to publish, as a STAUNCH supporter of PV for years & even a VIP at their events.

But what is happening to James O’Keefe is unconscionable and the attempted hostile takeover of @Project_Veritas needs to be stood against by its supporters. THIS WILL NOT STAND.

James is a bit of a victim of poor corporate structure, as PV is 2 separate orgs a 501c3 which had very FEW board members and the majority of the $$$ and a 501c4, which had significantly more board members but less $$$

According to my source, this situation has allowed 2 alleged ringleaders of this attempt to push James out to have significant sway over the others despite their reasons to be essentially meritless.

Board members and C Suite officers involved in this according to my source are as follows:

Board members:
Matt Tyrmand – Ringleader
John Garvey
George Skakel
Joseph Barton (not the congressman)
Steve Alembik

CFO: Tom O’Hara
COO: Barry Hinckley (Ringleader pronouns in bio)

SOURCE: “The board held a six and a half hour struggle session vs James where they subjected him to constant derision and insults. At the insistence of Tyrmand, O’Hara, and Hinckley;
“about ten employees aired their grievances about James, which essentially boiled down to him being a tough boss to work for. At the end of this six hour struggle session, Tyrmand and fellow board member John Garvey put him on leave and stripped him of all authority.”

“It was literally a stalinesque kangaroo court trial. The thing that is so very profound to me that no one seems to grasp: John Garvey and the rest of the Board did NOTHING to stop it. Matt Tyrmand had it all scripted. All six fucking hours.”

This comes in the immediate aftermath of @Project_Veritas GREATEST moment ever, exposing corruption at Pfizer, which my source thought was EXTREMELY SUSPICIOUS timing.

You boot the founder right after your biggest win of all time???

PV must explain this situation!!!

My source believes that with enough public support, @JamesOKeefeIII could win back support of the 501c4 board, so PLEASE RT and voice your support in a POSITIVE WAY.

James O’Keefe has done more to expose corporate corruption than almost any journalist in modern history!!!

If @JamesOKeefeIII leaves, I will no longer support @Project_Veritas and will support whichever venture he starts instead. My source says that the rank and file employees are STILL WITH JAMES, the board needs to realize PV will likely not survive if the go through with this!

I woke up to 1.3 million notifications this morning. Crazy.

No one was able to follow me last night so try again if you are interested in follow up tweets.

I’ve been reached out to by additional PV insiders who have more to say about the issue.

James O’Keefe, the founder and chairman of Project Veritas, has taken a paid leave from the conservative nonprofit media organization as its board considers whether to remove him from his leadership position, according to current and former employees of the organization.

An internal message sent to Project Veritas employees by the organization’s executive director, Daniel Strack, said that O’Keefe would be taking “a few weeks of well-deserved PTO.”

An image of the message was shared by a source familiar with the organization’s internal operations, and its authenticity was confirmed by a current employee. When reached for comment on his personal cell phone, O’Keefe said nothing in response and did not respond to follow-up calls and text messages, according to the Intelligencer, who reported more details:

Through a Project Veritas spokesman, Strack later released a statement on behalf of the organization. “Like all newsrooms at this stage, the Project Veritas Board of Directors and Management are constantly evaluating what the best path forward is for the organization,” the statement read in part.

It did not directly address questions about O’Keefe’s employment status. “There are 65+ employees at Project Veritas dedicated to continuing the mission to expose corruption, dishonesty, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions,” the statement read. “To our supporters: We hear you, we care about you, and we will never give up.

A meeting of the Project Veritas board is scheduled for Friday, when O’Keefe’s potential removal is set to be discussed, according to one source familiar with the matter.


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