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James O’Keefe is a lying liar

Don’t take my word for it. Listen to the special prosecutors that investigated the allegations by O’Keefe’s group Project Veritas made against Battleground Texas.

A conservative activist’s allegations that Democratic group Battleground Texas illegally acquired voter information in San Antonio have been rejected by a Bexar County district court after a pair of special prosecutors called it “political disinformation.”

The ruling was based on an investigative report from those special prosecutors who found no wrongdoing and described hidden-camera evidence produced by conservative activist James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas group as deliberate falsehoods.

Three people had alleged that a Battleground Texas staffer violated state election law last year by mining voters’ personal data while registering them.

The Democratic group steadfastly denied the claim, saying its activities followed the law. The group called the allegation another fiction from O’Keefe, who has been criticized for his video editing and investigative tactics.

His Project Veritas uses hidden cameras to film Democratic Party and liberal politicians and activists.

After reviewing the YouTube video from Project Veritas, the appointed prosecutors said there was “no applicable criminal offense for the alleged act and insufficient evidence to suggest potential offenses.”

Project Veritas had no immediate comment Monday.

The attorneys, Christine Del Prado and John M. Economidy, summed up their findings with a harsh assessment of the allegations.

“The Veritas video was little more than a canard and political disinformation,” their 18-page report stated. “The video was particularly unprofessional when it suggested that the actions of Battleground Texas were advocated by a Texas gubernatorial candidate and that the actions of a single volunteer deputy registrar may even involve private health data, which is not involved in the voter registration process.”

See here and here for the background. I said at the time that these allegations were the tortured reading of the law in question being made by a known liar. No one should be surprised by the end result. BOR, who has a copy of the court’s order to dismiss here, Media Matters has a coy of the special prosecutors’ report, and PDiddie have more.

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One Comment

  1. Chris says:

    Republican DA. Republican District Judge. 4R primary voting special prosecutor. GOP can’t claim bias on this one.

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