Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded

By David Limbaugh Published on September 21, 2018

We’ve long known that unelected leftist bureaucrats embedded in the bowels of the federal government have been lawlessly targeting conservatives and abusing their power to thwart the agenda of duly elected Republican policymakers. The proof keeps pouring in.

The Obama administration’s IRS deliberately discriminated against conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. This isn’t an empty partisan allegation from an imaginary “right-wing conspiracy.” In 2013, an IRS official admitted scrutinizing groups with right wing identifying names, such as “Tea Party” and “patriots.” An inspector general’s report that year confirmed this nefarious practice.

At least two groups of cases were settled in 2017 with the IRS agreeing to a “substantial financial settlement” in one and expressing “its sincere apology” in another. This is the kind of tyrannical behavior that liberals used to care about.

In a case involving the Linchpins of Liberty and some 40 other conservative organizations, the IRS confessed that it used “heighted scrutiny and inordinate delays” and required unnecessary information in its review of applications for tax-exemptions.

In the NorCal Tea Party Patriots case, involving more than 400 groups, plaintiffs contended the IRS used their tax information for improper purposes.

I know opponents of President Donald Trump roll their eyes in ridicule at the mere suggestion of a deep state committed to undermining Trump’s agenda. That’s the stuff of paranoid conspiracy theorists or unhinged Trumpublican tribalists, they say. Well, James O’Keefe, and his Project Veritas, has shown, again, that there is a “there” there.

O’Keefe recently released secret videotapes in which some of these boorish bureaucrats brazenly admit their chicanery, and even brag about it. On Tuesday, Project Veritas released the first of its tapes unmasking these proud pinheads boasting of sabotaging the Trump agenda. The video features State Department employee Stuart Karaffa, a smarmy, self-proclaimed socialist using his government position to resist official Trump administration policies. Karaffa is a member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, bless his heart.

He admits to drafting DSA communications at his worksite. “I’m careful about it,” says Karaffa. “I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s*** that comes up, I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out.” Precious.

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Karaffa’s arrogance is astounding. He says he doesn’t believe he’ll be caught and punished, saying, “Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not.” But what comes next is way worse and ought to infuriate all federal taxpayers. “I have nothing to lose,” he adds. “It’s impossible to fire federal employees.” He also expresses confidence that none of his superiors will detect his conflicts of interest even though he openly discloses them on his required forms. “Somebody just rubber stamps and it goes forward … I don’t know if (the ethics officer) is all there. He’s so checked out.” Well, that’s comforting.

Most outrageous was Karaffa’s description of his objective toward the administration’s official policies: “Resist everything … Every level. F*** s*** up.”

In the second released video, Project Veritas exposes Department of Justice paralegal Allison Hrabar reportedly using government hardware and software as part of her socialist activism, and Jessica Schubel, former chief of staff for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Obama administration, attempting to thwart Trump’s agenda.

Hrabar, also a member of Metro DC DSA, was supposedly one of those who chased Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen from a D.C.-area restaurant. That was beyond despicable. Hrabar allegedly uses the LexisNexis search engine on her work computer to find home addresses for DSA protests, such as that of D.C. lobbyist Jeremy Wiley. She reportedly ran his license plate to help locate his home. Hrabar smugly brags that as an employee of the DOJ, “We can’t like get fired.”

Hrabar also reveals that one of her DSA colleagues, who works in the U.S. Department of Agriculture, slows down the process to help people stay on food stamps longer.

Schubel admits on the tape to the existence of “a little resistance movement” within the federal government, and says that her friends at the Department of Health and Human Services give her confidential information before it is officially released. “Yeah. It’s kind of like the Nixon, deep throat type of thing,” she gloats. She further admits, “There’s a lot of talk about how we can like, resist from inside (the Justice Department).”

Isn’t it cute when leftists virtue signal their feigned concern for the integrity of our democratic process? When you hear a leftist complaining about interference with our elections — or corruption of “our democracy” — just remember that they are ends-justifies-the-means progressives who care not a whit about lawful elections, only advancing their agenda.

With their persistent lawlessness and overreach, the mavens of the “resistance” have awakened a sleeping giant in grassroots conservatives throughout the nation, and they will come to regret it.


David Limbaugh is a writer, author and attorney. His new book, Jesus is Risen, Paul and the Early Church, will be released Oct. 2, 2018. Follow him on Twitter @davidlimbaugh and his website at


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  • Up_Words

    Perhaps, this is one reason for Jeff Sessions recusing himself? He knows, better than most, just how “deep” the Deep State rabbit hole is, and he’s afraid to descend into the abyss? Sounds like a job for a real Christian (Matt. 10:28, 2 Tim. 1:7) . . . .

  • Charles Burge

    I heard long ago that more people leave federal jobs as a result of dying than being fired.

    • Ken Abbott

      And undoubtedly some of them continue to receive a paycheck even after departing for the Great Beyond.

  • Dave

    The Hatch Act permits federal employees to participate in politics, but it also describes some behavior that is not permissible. The minimum penalty is 6 months suspension. That’s the minimum. If it is determined that his behavior violates The Hatch Act, then he can be fired very easily.

  • Paul

    Later we all get the great privilege to fund these peoples lifetime pensions.

  • Ken Abbott

    This needs some kind of independent commission, but who would we find to serve that has the requisite disinterest, integrity, and authority? Anyone in government is probably too involved or vulnerable.

  • Lisa

    The arrogance of these “resisters” is appalling!
    And I love James O’Keefe’s undercover reporting.

  • bbb

    The Deep State is alive and well in Washington, DC. It is a separate entity that is operating ex-Constitution to serve its masters in the DNC and it does plan to overthrow the United States government and transform the USA into Venezuela.
    Please, folks, do not be so naïve to think this is about Trump, he is a mere figurehead.
    This is about the DNC making certain there is only one ruling party in the USA and destroying the RNC, the Libertarian Party, the Green Party and all others. No communist nation allows more than one party to rule it.
    Catching the small fish is a start, but the killer whales are the uber-wealthy like Steyer, Soros, Bloomberg, etc.
    They never run for office, they simply buy the government they want.

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