O’Keefe Hits Up Supporters For Cash, Mingles With D.C. Conservatives

April 5, 2011 4:35 a.m.

Conservative provocateur James O’Keefe, who asked supporters for donations a few weeks back to help him and his friends pay off the major credit card debt they racked up when they targeted National Public Radio, is hitting up his email list one again.O’Keefe wrote in an email to supporters on Monday that he hopes to “assemble and train an army of new truth-seekers and investigators who will expose more corruption in government and shine a bright spotlight on just how corrupt power can be in America — including many at the highest levels of government.”

“But to keep up our efforts, we must grow an army of truth-seekers and investigators, purchase equipment, hire staff, etc. All of this is very expensive,” O’Keefe writes. “Remember, every dollar The Project Veritas receives comes from generous supporters, like you.”

He also asks supporters for suggestions on who he should go after next, writing: “What institution, organization, or public figure would you like The Project Veritas to investigate next?”

As for those who donate $25 or more, O’Keefe writes that they’ll “be among the very first to see our next explosive video. We’ll email you the video at the same time, if not before, we release it on the internet or to the media.”

O’Keefe was in D.C. on Friday for an event at a bar near Capitol Hill where he chatted with conservatives from various think tanks, media organizations and congressional offices. The event featured drinks named “Pimp Juice” (blueberry vodka, tonic, lime and white cranberry juice) and “Sneak Attack” (melon vodka, pineapple juice and soda water).

O’Keefe, decked out in a white dress shirt, tie and suspenders, told a TPM reporter he wasn’t doing any interviews and requested discussions be off the record (a request which, he noted, was ironic given his undercover techniques).

Check out O’Keefe’s email to supporters on behalf of Project Veritas here.

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