by WorldTribune Staff, August 16, 2018
Omarosa likely won’t face any legal ramifications for releasing her White House tapes to the media because no one has the political will to go after the major media’s latest darling of the resistance, the founder of Project Veritas said.
“Someone has to have the political willpower to prosecute her. What I’ve seen, based upon my observations, is that nobody does. I don’t know if she will be prosecuted. I think the media will publicly shame and attack anybody who goes after her,” James O’Keefe said in an Aug. 14 interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.
In the interview, O’Keefe also contrasted the major media’s treatment of his organization’s undercover video investigations with that of Omarosa’s secretly recorded audio.
“I can’t hear anyone [in the news media] talking about the selective editing,” said O’Keefe. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a bit of exculpatory information somewhere [in] the hour or two of raw audio.”
O’Keefe continued: “Whenever I release an audio recording without visual, without video of the person’s lips moving, national networks will not play that audio, period. A lot of their producers tell me that’s because they simply cannot verify the recording. We have an unreliable [and] non-credible person doing this recording — which every major media will admit [Omarosa] not credible; they’ll admit that much — so why are they playing audio tapes without video? When I release a recording and I walk out of the building, they still don’t believe that there’s not some further evidence that will contradict what we release.”
O’Keefe noted Omarosa’s editing of secretly recorded audio: “What struck me most about this Omarosa story was that in these snippets we’re hearing, like when she recorded John Kelly in the Situation Room, there’s a moment after Kelly stops talking that it cuts to continued recording with the other two people … but we don’t hear that part. She cut the recording, and I’m wondering what was said next.”
“If I recorded in the Situation Room, I would be sitting in federal prison,” O’Keefe said.
Breitbart News Tonight host Rebecca Mansour observed of Omarosa’s editing of the secret recordings: “She put out this audio of John Kelly firing her, but she tells us in her book or in one of her interviews that the firing took over an hour or two, and yet in this audio she conveniently removes whatever discussion was had about her performance that led to the firing. You can tell she’s taking out important context.”
With the Omarosa precedent established, will the media now handle Project Veritas material the same way, O’Keefe wondered.
O’Keefe tweeted: “Media has set a new precedent for reporting on undercover tapes. We’ll see if they play by the same rules when we release our October surprise(s). If so, they will be incredibly busy covering the midterms.”