James O’Keefe has recently announced a break with the teams at Project veritas, a political investigative group that he founded, all while offering hints at a brand new venture into journalism coming up in the future.
As part of a video that was posted on Vimeo earlier this week, O’Keefe stated that he has been “stripped of all decision-making last week” and he spoke up about a number of clashes with other members of the company’s leadership.
O’Keefe who was standing in an office at Project Veritas, claimed that he had been relieved of his power as CEO for a period of 180 days and was kicked off of the board of directors for Project Veritas, spotlighting a number of meeting notes.
🚨BREAKING: James O'Keefe's Remarks to Project Veritas Staff: "I've been removed from CEO and Board"
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“Currently, I have no job at Project Veritas,” he stated. “I have no position here based upon what the board has done — so I’m announcing to you all that today, on President’s Day, I’m packing up my personal belongings here.”
O’Keefe also made the claim that he had put forth an strong ultimatum to the member of the board to resign, which had not been heeded, and that he had hinted at an additional project beyond Project Veritas. “Our mission continues on. I’m not done. The mission will perhaps take on a new name,” he stated.
The board of directors for Project Veritas also put forth their own statement this past Monday night by stating that O’Keefe had been issued an indefinite suspension while they waited on a third-party investigative audit report. The statement explained that O’Keefe was not only facing allegations of financial malfeasance but also firing the chief financial officer for the group improperly.
“Even with all of this public fallout, the Board still wants to speak with James,” stated the board. “We did not fire him, nor do we want him to resign. We would like to continue conversations with James to resolve internal matters rather than litigate them publicly.”
Word of internal fighting at Project Veritas was thrust into the public view when New York Magazine’s Intelligencer website issued a report back on the 8th of February that O’Keefe took a paid leave from his position of leadership while the board debated his future with the company.
The report indicated that Daniel Strack, Project Veritas Executive Director, explained to staffers via an internal memo that O’Keefe would be taking “a few weeks of well-deserved PTO.”