Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe took questions from members of Congress on Tuesday regarding the Department of Justice and the FBI’s attacks on press freedom.
O’Keefe told members that there were preexisting rules that the department is not following, and that the legislative branch needed to “do something about it,” adding that the department couldn’t be trusted for a number of reasons, including that they do not consider him a journalist because he does “not get permission from the subjects” he investigates.
“That directly contradicts common sense as well as the law,” he said, saying that they could not be trusted to define who is and is not a journalist. “That’s against what the First Amendment stands for.”
O’Keefe pointed out that during Veritas’ several defamation cases which it has won, the organization was identified as a journalistic organization.
Later, O’Keefe discussed how the
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