State Department Responds to New Project Veritas ‘Deep State Unmasked’ Video
The State Department has responded to a new video from Project Veritas in which one of its employees is caught telling an undercover journalist that his goal is to “Resist everything… Every level. F**k sh*t up.”
A spokesperson for the Department of State confirmed to the Epoch Times that the man in the video, Stuart Karaffa, is indeed a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.
“We take seriously any allegation of a violation of the Hatch Act and financial disclosure rules and are closely reviewing this matter,” the statement continued. The department would not comment further at this time as it is a personnel matter.
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The shocking new video features Karaffa explaining his ties to the Democratic Socialists of America and his determination in undermining the current White House administration.
Karaffa explained that he does work for the DSA while at work for the State Department, including drafting DSA communications while on the job.
“… I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s**t that comes up I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out.”
The Democratic Socialist also explained how he could be caught.
“You could put two and two together probably. With like web traffic…. So with web traffic, I mean I could make the case before a court of law that- I’m going to the Virginia sort of, campaign finance website- that I’m just interested in what people are doing politically. But if they also go and look at like DSA minutes and like Officer positions they’ll be like, ‘that’s weird, you were the co-chair of the electoral caucus, and you spent three hours on a Virginia campaign finance website.’”
Karaffa also bragged that it is nearly impossible to fire federal employees.