WAPO: Fake allegation made against Roy Moore tied to conservative group

29 November, 2017, 00:24 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • WaPo Reveals a Political Activist Faked a Roy Moore Story

A woman who approached the Washington Post with unsubstantiated and dubious allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore appears to be connected to conservative activist James O'Keefe, the Washington Post reported Monday evening.

In a March posting on its Facebook page, New York-based Project Veritas said it was seeking 12 new "undercover reporters".

'Because of our customary journalistic rigor, we weren't fooled, and we can't honor an "off-the-record" agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith'.

While O'Keefe refused to comment to Washington Post reporters at the time, he later came outside to speak with journalist Aaron C. Davis, though he did not answer any questions regarding the employment of the potential fraudster.

After the Post exposed O'Keefe's failed attempt to get them to publish a false report, media Twitter had a field day pointing and laughing at the conservative provocateur. She told the reporters that he got her pregnant and then drove her get an abortion. Her cell phone area code was from Alabama, though the 41-year-old claimed she only lived there briefly as a teenager. Fact-checking her background led to the discovery of a GoFundMe page under the same name, seeking funds to help relocate to NY for employment by "the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceit of the liberal MSM [Mainstream Media]". Of the two donations listed on the page, the Post says one was made by someone with the same name as Phillips' daughter.

There, the Post says, they watched Phillips park her vehicle and enter the building.


Giving Phillips the benefit that Project Veritas does not, McCrummen informed the woman that they were being filmed before producing a print-out of the fundraising page and asking Phillips to explain herself.

According to the Washington Post, Phillips claimed that she was interviewed by a Daily Caller employee named Kathy Johnson; the Daily Caller's executive editor told the Washington Post that the outlet has no employee with that name.

The apparent connection between Phillips and O'Keefe led the Post to take the rare step of publishing remarks that had previously been off the record.

Phillips denied being in contact with the Moore campaign, and denied recording the meeting with McCrummen before abruptly cutting off the meeting.

"I think I probably just want to cancel and not go through with it at this point", Phillips said to McCrummen in the restaurant shortly before ending the interview. "Yeah, it was going to be with the Daily Caller, but it ended up falling through, so I wasn't able to do it".

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