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US Postal Service ‘whistleblower,’ cited by Republicans and right-wing activists as evidence of election tampering, retracts his claims, officials say

A US Postal Service employee whose claims of electoral fraud were circulated by Project Veritas, a right-wing activist group specializing in disinformation, has recanted, The Washington Post reported. Richard Hopkins, a USPS employee in Pennsylvania, admitted to investigators that he lied when claiming his boss had ordered him to collect […]
US Postal Service ‘whistleblower,’ cited by Republicans and right-wing activists as evidence of election tampering, retracts his claims, officials say
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A security contractor with ties to the Trump administration recruited ex-spies to infiltrate left-wing campaigns and labour unions

Erik Prince, a sometimes unofficial advisor to President Trump, worked to recruit former spies to infiltrate left-wing organisations, The New York Times reported. Undercover operatives recorded leaders in liberal campaigns and organisations in an attempt to release information that could damage them. The operations were spearheaded by Project Veritas, a […]
A security contractor with ties to the Trump administration recruited ex-spies to infiltrate left-wing campaigns and labour unions
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The 33-year-old who tried to trick the Washington Post with a fake sexual harassment story has a long history of sting operations backfiring

James O’Keefe, a conservative provocateur, failed to uncover bias at The Washington Post after one of his undercover journalists pretended to be a sexual harassment victim of Republican Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. O’Keefe is a self-described “muckraker” who tries to dig up dirt to expose mostly left-leaning individuals and […]
The 33-year-old who tried to trick the Washington Post with a fake sexual harassment story has a long history of sting operations backfiring
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A notorious conservative ‘sting’ operation tried to embarrass The Washington Post with a fake Roy Moore story — and it backfired spectacularly

A woman approached The Washington Post claiming to have had a sexual relationship with Roy Moore, the embattled Republican Alabama Senate nominee whose campaign has been roiled by multiple allegations of sexual harassment. During interviews, the woman insisted on getting a guarantee that Moore would lose the December 12 special […]
A notorious conservative ‘sting’ operation tried to embarrass The Washington Post with a fake Roy Moore story  —  and it backfired spectacularly