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James O’Keefe: Cuomo Is Harassing Our Group

From Fox News:

Conservative activist O’Keefe claims Cuomo targeting his group

January 23, 2014

Conservative activist James O’Keefe is accusing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration of targeting his group with document requests and a subpoena, claiming the Democratic governor’s recent comments critical of conservatives "aren’t simply words."

O’Keefe, whose Project Veritas is behind a series of hidden-camera investigations against left-leaning groups and causes, made the claims on the heels of the controversy over a recent Cuomo interview. In it, Cuomo blasted "extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay" and said they "have no place" in New York. He later walked back his remarks, and said they were being taken out of context in the media.

And never mind that Cuomo’s comments were on tape.

But O’Keefe claimed that Cuomo’s government is acting on those words, revealing that the Department of Labor has hit his office in Westchester County, N.Y., with demands for financial documents for months. He compared it to IRS targeting of conservative groups nationwide.

"Governor Cuomo’s shocking words this past week aren’t simply words," O’Keefe said in a statement. "Governor Cuomo and the New York Department of Labor are on a witch hunt, demanding all documents and financials since our founding. … His goal, of course, is to harass us and limit our effectiveness by tying us up in court. Just like President Obama used the IRS to target and suppress conservatives, Governor Cuomo is using his Department of Labor to do the same exact thing." ..

In accusing New York state of targeting the organization, Project Veritas released a subpoena issued on Jan. 9 from the Department of Labor. The document orders representatives from the organization to show up on Jan. 28 with a slew of documents, ranging from Social Security returns to unemployment insurance returns to check stubs.

The group claims its finances are "meticulously maintained to the penny" and calls the inquiries "meritless." A statement said Project Veritas would be relocating to New Jersey.

We hope they don’t think Governor Christie will protect them.

Further, the group claimed that it complied with an earlier document request and showed up for a scheduled meeting on Dec. 13, but state labor officers "never showed up." …

Be fair. Maybe there was a threat of snow.

And speaking of Project Veritas, here is some of their latest work, also via Fox News:

Project Veritas Undercover Video: Wendy Davis Supporters Caught Mocking Texas AG Greg Abbott’s Disability

January 22, 2014

NEW YORK, NY – Today Project Veritas released a new undercover video exposing Wendy Davis campaign supporters and Battleground Texas staff mocking Attorney General Greg Abbott’s disability. Also caught on tape is a Texas election official advocating voter fraud.

Staff are seen on camera making statements such as “Since he’s in a wheelchair and most the slogans are "Stand with Wendy" and "Stand with Texas Women", isn’t that amazing to think of? He’s in a wheelchair and we want to stand with Wendy?”

When a Deputy Voter Registrar is asked about forging signatures on absentee ballots she covered her ears and then went on to admit, “People do that all the time.” A Battleground Texas volunteer then added, “I don’t think it’s legal but I didn’t hear you say that.” ..

So you can see why it is so important for the Obama administration and the Democrat Party to put an end to these rascals. As Obama once declared to the UN: “The future must not belong to those who slander The Prophet of Islam.” Or, apparently, even The Prophet’s political allies.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, January 24th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “James O’Keefe: Cuomo Is Harassing Our Group”

  1. GetBackJack says:

    You know, the day the worm turns is going to be epic.


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