WaPo May Have Caught A Project Veritas Sting Op About Roy Moore

Robert Donachie | Capitol Hill and Health Care Reporter

The Washington Post has caught a woman who falsely claimed Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager while working with Project Veritas.

The Post interviewed 41-year-old Jamie T. Phillips, the woman in question, over a period of two weeks. She claimed she and Moore had a sexual relationship in 1992 when she was 15. Phillips told reporters that Moore got her pregnant and she subsequently got an abortion.

She also alleges that Moore drover her to Mississippi to terminate the pregnancy.

Phillips also reportedly asked on a number of occasions how her testimony would affect Moore in the Alabama special Senate election, that is scheduled to take place on Dec. 12. The Post did not publish Phillips’ testimony and reportedly asked her repeatedly what her motivation was for bringing forth the allegations.

Phillips allegedly wanted a guarantee that Moore would lose the election if she came forward.

Post reporters claim to have seen Phillips entering Project Veritas offices in New York Monday and say her vehicle stayed in the office’s parking lot for over an hour.

“This so-called off-the-record conversation was the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us. The intent by Project Veritas clearly was to publicize the conversation if we fell for the trap. 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,” Martin Baron, The Post’s executive editor, told reporters Monday.

The Post was the first to report in early November a series of accounts from four women that allege Moore had inappropriate sexual contact with them while they were under the age of 18-years-old. A total of nine women have since come forth alleging that Moore committed acts of sexual misconduct against them.

Project Veritas is an organization whose mission is to “investigate and expose corruption, dishonesty, self-dealing, waste, fraud, and other misconduct in both public and private institutions in order to achieve a more ethical and transparent society.”

The organization receives a great deal of flack for its deceptive methods of obtaining information, like secretly recording conversations in an attempt to uncover media bias.

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe did not respond to The Post’s request for comment

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