Washington Post

Endeavor to infiltrate The Post dates back months

James O'Keefe, President of Project Veritas Action. Foto: AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File

The failed effort by conservative activists to plant a false story about Senate candidate Roy Moore in The Washington Post was part of a months-long campaign to infiltrate The Post and other media outlets in Washington and New York, according to interviews, text messages and social media posts that have since been deleted.

Starting in July, Jaime Phillips, an operative with the organization Project Veritas, which purports to expose media bias, joined two dozen networking groups related to either journalism or left-leaning politics. She signed up to attend 15 related social gatherings, often accompanied by a male companion, and appeared at least twice at gatherings for departing Post staffers...

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