Project Veritas Board Commits Organizational SuicideCyan Quinn
On February 10, Project Veritas’ Board of Directors forced James O’Keefe out of the organization he founded in 2010. A statement released by the Board alleged financial misappropriation and mistreatment of employees — but his donors and followers aren’t buying it.
Board minutes pasted in a video of James O’Keefe’s final staff meeting suggest financial misconduct, indicating that he was reimbursed for a $12,600 downpayment on his wedding O’Keefe is unmarried), and this memo presented to the Board on February 6 alleges that he ate a pregnant woman’s sandwich.
While it is uncertain if the sandwich story is true, other allegations, such as the claim that a donor was denied a picture and “humiliated to the point of tears,” are false. We know this because the donor came forward with a video of her own here criticizing the memo’s author for misrepresenting their interaction. Andy Ngo of Post Millennial obtained a letter her husband wrote to Project Veritas disputing the grievances against James O’Keefe.
The husband of Dianna Remmers, a donor to Project Veritas, also sent an email to them disputing some of the grievances against @JamesOKeefeIII that resulted in him being placed on leave by the board. pic.twitter.com/9Sha9vMj1z
— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) February 14, 2023
Furthermore, as reported by podcaster Tim Pool here, some of the employees who signed the letter acknowledged not having witnessed or experienced abuse, but they signed it anyway.
James O’Keefe later revealed text message conversations in a letter to his staff in which employees were offered a raise if O’Keefe was removed from the organization. Thus, the Board member fishing for dirt was quite literally bribing employees. The Board meeting’s agenda proposed “dissolution of PVA [Project Veritas Action] as an entity.”
To those donors who are threatening to sue Project Veritas for violating Virginia charitable solicitation law for their actions against O’Keefe, Project Veritas doesn’t exist without its visionary founder and public figurehead. Whistleblowers who made this video in support of James O’Keefe reinforced in their media statement that “without James O’Keefe, there is no Project Veritas.”
We, the Whistleblowers of Project Veritas stand with James O’Keefe.
Retweet, if you #StandWithJames. pic.twitter.com/BCvRftLMkc
— Zach Vorhies / Google Whistleblower (@Perpetualmaniac) February 24, 2023
So who’s behind this coup?
According to Old Row founder Michael Schwartz as well as others on social media, the coup’s other “ringleaders” — albeit this is unverified — are:
- Barry Hinkley: A man who includes pronouns in his LinkedIn bio and briefly served as Chief Strategic Officer before he was fired by O’Keefe after a disagreement regarding donor strategy.
- Tom O’Hara: Chief Financial Officer, a recent hire also fired by O’Keefe.
- Matthew Tyrmand: a Wall Street financial consultant and son of Polish-Jewish novelist and holocaust survivor Leopold Tyrmand. Tyrmand writes of himself that “[i]n America, I roam around Brooklyn and make money on Wall Street. In Poland, I love women and I drink mad dogs [a fortified wine].” It is believed he is the initiator of a text conversation promising a Project Veritas employee a raise if O’Keefe is ousted, according to this report.
The Board was split 3-2 regarding O’Keefe’s suspension, according to their meeting minutes. In addition to Matthew Tyrmand, these other two Board members are:
- Joe Barton: identified as “not the Congressman” by Schwartz, according to unverified reports this director reportedly was fishing for complaints about O’Keefe from employees. He was a director of Project Veritas Action Fund, according to the organization’s 2020 tax forms. He first appeared on the organization’s tax forms in 2018.
- John Garvey: Longtime Board member who wrote to O’Keefe that “[n]o one thinks managing people is in your wheelhouse, James.”
Board members who voted against O’Keefe’s suspension include:
- Steven Alembik: founder of a data analyst firm for corporations, political campaigns, and non-profits. He has also donated to Donald Trump, Laura Loomer, and Ron DeSantis. According to The Forward, he is generally pro-Israel but was ejected from the Florida chapter of the Zionist Organization of America’s own board for tweeting “FUCK THE MUSLIM NIGGER” regarding Obama. The tweet was later deleted. He then apologized and donated to the Black Caucus.
- George Skakel: unknown. One of three directors of Project Veritas Action, according to the organization’s 2020 tax forms referenced above. He has been there since at least 2015.
On the surface, the situation looks rather like a ham-fisted power-grab. But through its fearless reporting, Project Veritas has made some influential enemies, and this inspired additional suspicion of foul play among O’Keefe’s supporters.
The Board’s actions come just over two weeks after Project Veritas released the biggest story in its history. A Project Veritas journalist, posing as a homosexual love interest for Jordon (yes, that’s how it’s spelled) Trishton Walker, Pfizer’s Director of Research and Development for its strategic operations and mRNA scientific planning, elicited information from Walker that Pfizer is engaging in questionably legal gain-of-function research by mutating the COVID virus. 
The sting garnered 50 million views, according to O’Keefe’s meeting presentation, and provoked lawmakers, including Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson, Michigan State Rep. Neil Friske, and Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene to pressure Congress into investigating Pfizer and other vaccine manufacturers of colluding to profit off the American public, presumably by manufacturing more virulent strains of COVID for which they can continue producing boosters.
Unlike this exposé, in which a Food and Drug Administration employee suggested vaccinating blacks via blow darts, the Pfizer sting was too big to ignore. Given the timing, Right-wing commentators such as Stew Peters are quick to suggest that the sudden ouster is directly related to Pfizer.
Everyone should unfollow Project Veritas.
If you are a donor to Project Veritas, make sure you let them know that @MatthewTyrmand is the reason you’re unfollowing and stopping donations.
This happened because Pfizer wanted James gone.
Let them know. https://t.co/QsZAcMvzgV
— Stew Peters (@realstewpeters) February 20, 2023
There’s no doubt Pfizer and Big Pharma would like to destroy Project Veritas; so does the FBI, given that they’ve been trying to nail O’Keefe for 13 years. In November 2021, the FBI raided O’Keefe’s home, as well as those of former employees Spencer Mead and Eric Cochran (the Pinterest whistleblower), searching for Ashley Biden’s diary. Project Veritas purchased the diary from a woman who found it at a property where Ashley Biden had stayed. Project Veritas originally decided not to publish the diary — although it was later leaked to National File, here. Note that you can’t Google it, but you can find it through a Duck Duck Go search. One of Ashley Biden’s lawyers, Roberta Kaplan, who also filed Sines v. Kessler, is believed to have spurred the FBI investigation.
This isn’t the only time Project Veritas has ruffled the Biden administration’s feathers. In December 2022, they exposed a child cheap-labor and sex trafficking scheme in which the Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) places children with sex predators. The mainstream media was silent about it.
The FBI has been harassing Project Veritas from its inception. In the letter he had been reading to his employees in this video (published by the Post Millennial here), he remembers
back in the carriage house days 13 years ago, the feds would come to my home to make sure I was inside my house — administer random drug tests, and rifle through my small expenses to make sure I wasn’t lying about what I was spending a few dollars on. But back then, I was truly alone.
The FBI is now under scrutiny from the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio. The subcommittee was formed after the Twitter Files uncovered election interference through suppression of information, such as the Hunter Biden laptop story, and other suspicious activity, such as the FBI’s regular “weekly syncs” with former head of Twitter moderation, Yoel Roth.
Were Tyrmand, Hinkley, O’Hara, Barton, and Skekel so detached from reality that they thought they could relieve themselves of O’Keefe’s human resources issues without destroying the organization he created? Or did Pfizer and/or the FBI give them an offer they couldn’t refuse?
Regardless, we need to support James O’Keefe and his whistleblowers. In my role at Counter-Currents, I talk to people every day who are afraid of expressing their political views due to intimidation and harassment. We have our own whistleblowers who share with me the corruption and anti-white hate in their schools and their jobs. They write under pseudonyms in the hope they can change enough minds and encourage whites to organize for their own self-interests before we become a minority — and it’s too late.
O’Keefe has gone on the offensive at great personal risk to himself to build an organization that makes them afraid. If you’re an educator passing out butt plugs, a researcher for Pfizer, or a DSHS employee placing an illegal immigrant child with a sex offender, you might be talking to a Project Veritas journalist.
Sure, James O’Keefe may have human resources problems. And someone should get that pregnant woman a new sandwich. But as he put it in his staff meeting:
Leadership has a price and results often come at a human cost . . . Many people want the fruits of leadership such as its power, results, Twitter followings, secondary effects — but the price of the responsibilities, burdens, trials, hardships, difficult decisions, or just sheer suffering, I don’t think people want that.
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 https://twitter.com/JamesOKeefeIII/status/1630273732953382914?s=20 (44:35)
 “My Dear Project Veritas Team – Google Docs,” uploaded by The Post Millenial on Scribd https://www.scribd.com/document/626914644/My-Dear-Project-Veritas-Team-Google-Docs#download&from_embed
 https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/471809663/202141959349301979/full (p.7)
 Isaac Stanley-Becker, “Project Veritas claimed James O’Keefe risked group’s nonprofit status,” The Washington Post, February 21, 2023
 Ben Fractenberg, “Donor Gave $5K To Florida Black GOP Caucus Day After Report He Used N-Word,” The Forward, October 10, 2018
 “Pfizer Executive: ‘Mutate’ COVID via ‘Directed Evolution’ for Company to Continue Profiting Off of Vaccines… ‘COVID is Going to be a Cash Cow for Us’… ‘ That is Not What We Say to the Public’… ‘People Won’t Like That’ … ‘Don’t Tell Anyone‘,” Project Veritas, January 25, 2023
Andrew Rice, “Will Ashley Biden’s Diary Take Down Project Veritas?,” New York Magazine, January 16, 2023
 Eugene Gant, “Project Veritas Exposes Biden Regime Trafficking Sceme,” VDARE, December 5, 2022
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An excellent article.You can tell this writer really did her homework.PV,under the leadership of James O’Keefe has done a great job.I am anxiously awaiting his new organization.No one should contribute a dime to the coup instigators,now running PV.
This is most unfortunate. They were doing great work for so long. I remember their ACORN bust.
Yeah, clearly some sort of entryist strategy used against james. The fbi is clearly functioning as a leftist gestapo.
Great article from cyan. I wonder, why does she chance to have the same last name as Spencer?
I thought they were married.
I’m actually married to a different Spencer. Spencer J. Quinn and I are simply distant relatives of the Mighty Quinn tribe.
Totally. Such a coincidence this is.
This comment just reminded me of a really nice song from the late 60’s or early 70’s. I believe it was called “The Mighty Quinn” but I am not sure. I am sure a lot of they readers my age (67) or close probably remember it. “Come on without; Come on within. You ain’t seen nothing like the Mighty Quinn”.
Dude, that’s a famous bob dylan song.
I didn’t know that when I saw the late 80s Denzel Washington movie with the same title. There was a playful allusion, and I missed it until just now.
That Barry Hinkley ad bodes well: “Are your [sic] ready to be excited?”
I thought this was SO FUNNY! It can’t possibly be a real Project Veritas ad. But under the new leadership, who knows? They’re making some awkward PR moves.
Why would he list his “pronouns”? That had to indicate it was fake (but maybe not).
Thanks for the post. I thought PV did good work, overall, so this turmoil is probably not a good thing.
David Cole offers a good counter arguement: https://www.takimag.com/article/the-night-baby-put-herself-in-a-corner/
According to him a lot if these stings are edited and hoaxes, i.e. the pimp and ho ACORN raid.
It is odd that project veritas, ostensibly a rightist organization, would let some guy listing his pronouns on his linked in on the board. It seems like there was some malfesence on the part of O’Keefe but he is the figurehead of the organization.
Agree about the guy with the pronouns. But I was less than convinced by Cole’s article. His main points were that PV isn’t 100% honest, and that Breitbart and O’Keefe enjoyed the spotlight more than normal people do.
He neglected to mention all the good PV has done. Nor did he compare PV against lefty media outlets which are much more dishonest and have their share of prima donnas as well.
In this piece I think Cole is making more of his insider knowledge than he should, and that he is letting the perfect be the enemy of the good.
I read David’s article on Tuesday, as I do every Tuesday morning. As much as I enjoy his writing, it sometimes comes off as sour grapes. I get a “Boy, everybody’s stupid but me” vibe from him a lot of the time.
I too am an avid Cole reader. I can probably count the times I haven’t read his weekly (now bi-weekly, he’s doing week that perished now, right?) on one hand since around 2015/2016. I also get the “everybody’s stupid but me” vibe from his articles as well sometimes but I enjoy his humor and analysis. Even when I disagree with him, I still appreciate how he presents his opinion. A good example is he’s a Covid originated in a Wuhan wet market guy. He presented his position with sound arguments about the Wuhan wet market being rife with all kinds of zoonotic viruses. I thought it had to be a lab leak what with all the stuff coming out about there being engineered sequences in the Covid genome. It’ll be interesting if Cole does a response article about the Department of Energy and FBI saying that it was likely a lab leak.
His main points were that PV isn’t 100% honest… And?…
I think in if you’re going to do undercover journalism you need to have a pretty sterling record of being honest.
The Pfizer video… maybe it really was a Pfizer bigshot, maybe it wasn’t. My biggest criticism of it was that it looked edited. They also go after him on the second video. Why not go out on a few more dates and get some more information? Hell, set him up with Milo Yianappolus and Jordan/Jordon will sing like a canary. It just seems like they could have drawn this out more.
I think that was Cole’s kicker with the lack of confirming his credentials by his employers. “How hard would that’ve been? ‘Hello, Pfizer, we’re doing a piece on black heroes of Covid research. Could you give us the background on this fellow?’” I could imagine the phone conversation.
Pfizer: Thank you for calling Pfizer, how may I direct your call?
Project Veritas guy LARPing as a black person: Yeah, we be under priveleged black yoofs doin some journalism’n sheit. We tryin’ real hard to actually better ourselves and our community instead of ridin’ the white supremacist school to prison pipeline dawg. Dat shit be racist! We wuz wonderin’ if you could holler to us about black peepo who contributed to the Covid vaccine.
Pfizer: I’ll connect you with the CEO right away!
O’Keefe has done a lot of dumb, egomaniacal and dishonest things in the past. Here is a follow-up by Cole. This might be something really serious.
Great article, Cyan! One can learn a lot about a lot hanging around here.
The Swamp strikes back.
“Matthew Tyrmand: a Wall Street financial consultant and son of Polish-Jewish novelist and holocaust survivor Leopold Tyrmand.”
Leopold Tyrmand was the founder of Chronicles magazine until his death in the 1980s.
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