A former employee for conservative shit-raker and misleading gotcha video maker James O'Keefe told the New York Post today that O'Keefe hired an agent to go undercover at protest meetings and talk about wanting to "kill cops."

Although we have to take this story with a boulder of salt since it can only be found in the New York Post, Richard Valdes, who worked as the director of operations for Project Veritas, is claiming that a "Muslim undercover agent" was hired to go to protest meetings (it's not clear where) and say the following thing: "Sometimes, I wish I could just kill some of these cops. Don't you just wish we could have one of the cops right here in the middle of our group?"

Valdes also claims that the agent refused to do it, writing in a January 9 email to Valdes and cc'ing O'Keefe: "I will not say words that will jeopardize my entity, especially when they involve an illegal act of 'murdering police."‚ÄČ

It's not clear whether the Muslim undercover guy is still employed at Project Veritas; Valdes says he himself was fired by O'Keefe "for being unwilling to strong-arm the guy to do his dirty work." According to his LinkedIn, Valdes previously worked for the conservative Washington Times as a columnist and for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration in "community outreach and marketing."

A Project Veritas spokesman told the Post the allegations are false: "Project Veritas would never do anything that we believe would incite violence against police officers. Anyone suggesting otherwise is clearly unfamiliar with our body of work." O'Keefe hasn't directly addressed the accusations.

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James O'Keefe. Image via Facebook


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