DOJ Is Assessing Employee Featured in Undercover 'Deep State' Video Released by Project Veritas
The conservative activist group Project Veritas is creating shockwaves around the nation’s capital with its latest undercover videos.
On the videos, federal employees boasted about slowing President Donald Trump’s agenda with resistance from inside the government — effectively acting as the kind of “deep state” President Donald Trump’s supporters are so suspicious of.
A woman identified as Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar was one of those caught on the video, which is titled “Deep State Unmasked.” She was one of the leaders of the group that harassed Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen in a D.C.-area Mexicon restaurant in June, according to the Project Veritas video.
On camera, she speaks of like-minded co-workers who talk of “how we can resist from the inside.”
And she’s apparently not afraid of any repercusssions.
“Like, what’s kind of lucky is at the DOJ, we can’t really get fired,” she said in the Project Veritas video.
The DOJ said in a statement that the video’s contents were “deeply concerning.”
The department is looking into the videos over a policy that “prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests.” Possibly to highlight the seriousness of the situation, tthe matter was also referred to the department’s Office of the Inspector General.
Project Veritas, the source of the sting videos, has a long history of undercover investigations. One of its projects shook up The New York Times so much an editor got fired.
Several of the Deep State videos have been released this week. Some have even been picked and played on FOX News.
DOJ video on Fox News right now with @marthamaccallum pic.twitter.com/vK2yaIWAbb
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) September 19, 2018
One of the most extreme admissions comes from a video released Thursday, where a man identified as a Government Accountability Office employee brags about furthering the Democratic Socialist agenda while working.
On video, the employee talks about slowing down the gears of government and destroying capitalists. He was identified by Project Veritas as “Natarajan Subramanian … a government auditor for the GAO and a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.”
He claimed there are a “fair number” of Democratic Socialists are federal employees.
The Democratic Socialists of America are hostile of their perceived version of capitalism.
In the organization’s constitution, it pledges to firmly “reject an economic order based on private profit, alienated labor, gross inequalities of wealth and power, discrimination based on race, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability status, age, religion, and national origin, and brutality and violence in defense of the status quo.”
The alleged “deep state” operatives exposed in the Project Veritas videos show a disregard for the rule of law, and are using their taxpayer-funded positions to push a dangerous socialist agenda.
We can only hope more investigations are to follow.
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