(Ken Silva, Headline USA) Investigative reporter James O’Keefe is back with his first bombshell report since leaving Project Veritas earlier this year—this one investigating what seems to be a massive Democrat-run donation-laundering scheme.
The newly formed O’Keefe Media Group posted a preview of its investigation on Tuesday.
“The O’Keefe Media Group broke its first story investigating what appears to be a national plot to utilize senior citizens matching a similar profile as vehicles to launder millions of dollars into political campaigns,” the new media group touted.
Donation aggregators, such as ActBlue, have raised significant questions when it comes to campaign finance, including criticism that they allow dark-money megadonors to mask their donations as smaller ones and potentially bypass caps on individual contributions as mandated by the Federal Election Commission.
O’Keefe said he had uncovered FEC data showing that senior citizens have had their identities used—unbeknownst to them—to make thousands of donations to the Biden presidential campaign and other candidates.
For instance, one senior citizen was listed as having made 12,000 contributions for $217,000 over a three-year span. Another senior’s identity was tied to 3,040 donations for $31,282 since 2020.
O’Keefe’s preview shows him door-stepping some of the senior citizens listed, to see if they were aware their names were being used.
One woman, Cindy Nowe, told O’Keefe that she’s donated to the campaign “once in a while.” But when O’Keefe asked her if she donated nearly $19,000, she said, “I doubt that.”
“I wish I could have donated $18k to Biden’s presidency,” she said.
Likewise, another woman, Carolyn Lenz of Tucson, Arizona, was incredulous when O’Keefe approached her about being connected to 18,872 donations for some $170,000 since 2017
“Absolutely not,” she said when asked if that was really her. “No, no, no, no no.”
When another man, Garland Riggs, made a similar denial, O’Keefe told him, “It appears someone else is committing a crime using your address.”
O’Keefe said he has “hundreds” of similar addresses connected to this apparent money-laundering scam that he’s yet to investigate fully. He is seeking “an army of investigators” to help him expose corruption.
“You can do this too and I’m going to help you!” he tweeted shortly after the preview of his investigation was released.
O’Keefe Media Group has not indicated when the next installment of its investigation will be released.
Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.