‘Deep State’ Operative Revealed: Federal Employee Admits His Terrifying Goal

In the wake of an anonymous Op-Ed published by The New York Times earlier this month, pundits have speculated extensively about the scope and size of a resistance effort inside the Trump administration.

As The Western Journal previously reported, The Times article was written by a senior official who explained that the opposition is “not the popular ‘resistance’ of the left” but an effort to restrain President Donald Trump from acting on potentially dangerous instincts.

“We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous,” the unnamed individual wrote.

In a recent report, however, Project Veritas claims to have uncovered evidence of a leftist effort to stymie the current administration’s

Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe, who has faced criticism in the past for deceptively editing his undercover sting videos, says his latest report exposes “deep state” actors within the executive branch.

“For more than a year, Project Veritas has been investigating the deep state,” he said. “We have caught on our undercover cameras conspirators admitting to violating their ethics reports, illegally using government resources and subverting government policies. What you’re about to see is the hidden face of the resistance inside the executive branch of our government.”

The video included clips from an undercover interview with Stuart Karaffa, identified as a Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America member who also holds a position within the U.S. Department of State.

Karaffa seems to suggest in one segment of the video that he works on leftist political projects while getting paid to perform nonpartisan tasks within the State Department.

“I’m careful about it,” he said. “I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails and like any press s— that comes up, I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages read to send out.”

At another point, he appears to describe his perceived position within the federal government as a force of disruption.

“Resist everything,” Karaffa said. “Every level. F— s— up.”

After apparently acknowledging his behavior is improper, he said he is not afraid of retaliation.

“Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail,” he said. “Probably not.”

Karaffa went on to say that it is “impossible to fire federal employees.”

Among the specific political acts he seemed to admit performing while on the clock was monitoring Virginia’s political activity.

“I mean I could make the case before a court of law that I’m going to the Virginia, sort of campaign finance website, that I’m just interested in what people are doing politically,” he said. “But if they also go and look at like [Democratic Socialists of America] minutes and like officer positions they’ll be like, ‘That’s weird, you were the co-chair of the electoral caucus and you spent three hours on a Virginia campaign finance website.’”

The Washington Times published a statement from a State Department spokesperson who confirmed that Karaffa “is a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations.” (For more from the author of “‘Deep State’ Operative Revealed: Federal Employee Admits His Ridiculous Goal” please click HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Watch: Here’s How Clarence Thomas Responded to Allegations Against Him

Then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas faced sexual misconduct allegations while he was going through the Supreme Court confirmation process in 1991 after being nominated to the court by George H. W. Bush.

On October 11, 1991, Thomas gave a statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee after then-Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) asked him if he had anything to say regarding the allegations.

“Senator, I would like to start by saying unequivocally, uncategorically, that I deny each and every single allegation against me today that suggested in any way that I had conversations of a sexual nature or about pornographic material with Anita Hill, that I ever attempted to date her, that I ever had any personal sexual interest in her, or that I in any way ever harassed her,” Thomas began.

“A second, and I think more important point,” Thomas continued. “I think that this today is a travesty. I think that it is disgusting. I think that this hearing should never occur in America. This is a case in which this sleaze, this dirt, was searched for by staffers of members of this committee, was then leaked to the media, and this committee and this body validated it and displayed it at prime time over our entire nation. How would any member on this committee, any person in this room, or any person in this country, would like sleaze said about him or her in this fashion? Or this dirt dredged up and this gossip and these lies displayed in this manner? How would any person like it?”

“The Supreme Court is not worth it. No job is worth it. I am not here for that. I am here for my name, my family, my life, and my integrity,” Thomas said. “I think something is dreadfully wrong with this country when any person, any person in this free country would be subjected to this.”

(Read more from “Watch: Here’s How Clarence Thomas Responded to Allegations Against Him” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Watch: Privileged Actress Attacks ‘Straightness’ and ‘Whiteness’

Speaking at the Human Rights Campaign’s National Dinner on Saturday night, Oscar-winning actress Anne Hathaway attacked “straightness” and “whiteness” saying, “It is important to acknowledge with the exception of not being a cisgender male, everything about how I was born has put me at the current center of a damaging and widely accepted myth. That myth is that gayness orbits around straightness, transgender orbits around cisgender, and that all races orbit around whiteness.”

Hathaway continued, “This myth is wrong, but this myth is too real for too many. It is ancient, so it is trusted. It is a habit, so it is assumed to be the way things are. It’s inherited, so it’s thought immutable. Its consequences are dangerous because it prioritizes a certain kind of love; a certain kind of body, a certain kind of skin color, and does not value in the same way anything it deems to be other to itself.”

Then Hathaway segued to the idea that it is a select few white people who hold money and power and deny that same money and power to all others: “It is a myth that is with us from birth, and it is a myth that keeps money and power in the hands of the few instead of being invested in the lives of the free.”

Hathaway, whose older brother is gay, left the Catholic Church with her family after her brother went public about his sexual orientation; the family joined the Episcopal church.

(Read more from “Watch: Privileged Actress Attacks ‘Straightness’ and ‘Whiteness'” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Taco Bell Employee Pays the Price After Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer

In a role reversal that somehow hasn’t sparked a whole lot of liberal outrage for whatever reason, a Taco Bell employee in Florida has been fired after refusing to serve an English-speaking customer.

According to the Miami Herald, the employee, who identified herself as “Luisa,” went viral when she refused to serve someone at a drive-through in Hialeah because they didn’t speak Spanish. . .

She added there was no one else available to take the order and she clearly wasn’t going to try to make things work. . .

When Taco Bell corporate was contacted about the story, the tune changed. “Luisa,” Montgomery said, was fired — and that wasn’t even her real name.

“We have worked quickly to resolve with the customer to ensure this doesn’t happen again,” the company said, adding that “this does not meet our customer service expectations.” (Read more from “Taco Bell Employee Pays the Price After Refusing to Serve English-Speaking Customer” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Eerie Video Shows Hurricane Whip, Beat, Rip American Flag That Refuses to Give Up

As Hurricane Florence was barreling toward the Carolinas on Thursday, one of the most dramatic displays of the storm’s power was the Frying Pan Tower webcam.

The Frying Pan Tower is a former Coast Guard lighthouse that also served as a housing platform.

Nowadays, it serves a significantly different purpose. According to its website, the tower has “been turned into a unique adventure bed & breakfast like no other” and serves as a nonprofit, kept alive by donations.

It’s located roughly 30 miles off the North Carolina coast, where visitors can visit the Atlantic Ocean’s most interesting B&B (for all I know, it’s the only one) by boat.

On Thursday, however, the only visitor was Florence, whose fury was captured on the Frying Pan Tower webcam.

As you can see from the above footage, the American flag that hangs above the rig took quite a beating — but, like the flag from Francis Scott Key’s most famous work, it was still there. It might have been whipped and beaten by the winds and the rain, but the stars and stripes still held on as the storm gave it all it had.

It’s worth noting that the Flag Code advises that Old Glory “should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.” Hurricanes certainly qualify under the aegis of that.

However, it’s also worth noting that on an offshore lighthouse-turned-hotel, there are more significant things that need to be done in order to ensure the safety of everyone involved. This includes getting everyone off the rig as soon as possible without necessarily following the Flag Code to the letter.

Florence was downgraded to Category 1, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t a potent storm, as the video clearly evinces. For residents of the Carolinas, many of whom have seen a massive storm surge and over 20 inches of rain in some places, the danger isn’t past. The threat from flooding lingers.

This isn’t the first time that a flag has gone viral during a hurricane. Back in 2017, Martin County, Florida, Sheriff’s Deputy Lt. Danny Cunningham became a national name after he rescued a wind-battered flag during Hurricane Irma.

“I couldn’t watch it get blown apart,” Cunningham was quoted as saying.

During Hurricane Harvey, Texas police Officer Jack McCarty became a viral sensation for a similar reason.

To those who have felt Hurricane Florence’s wrath, our thoughts and prayers are with you. Hang in there — like the flag at the Frying Pan Tower. (For more from the author of “Eerie Video Shows Hurricane Whip, Beat, Rip American Flag That Refuses to Give Up” please click HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Watch: Leaked Video Shows Top Google Execs’ ‘Upset’ Reaction to Trump Election

A leaked video published Wednesday night appears to show several of Google’s senior executives holding a large staff meeting following the 2016 election to reckon with President Donald Trump’s victory.

In the video, which was published by Breitbart, Google’s executives speculate about what motivated people to vote for Trump, as well as the role the company can play in informing people about the election. . .

“We have no idea what direction this country will take… It’s a period of great uncertainty… especially for immigrants or minorities [and] women,” co-founder Sergey Brin told Google employees. “As an immigrant and a refugee, I certainly find this election deeply offensive, and I know many of you do too.”

The video features co-founders Larry Page and Brin, VPs Kent Walker and Eileen Naughton, CFO Ruth Porat, and CEO Sundar Pichai.

One employee can be seen asking Google what it can do about “misinformation” and “fake news,” to which Pichai said that “investments in machine learning and AI” are a “big opportunity” to remedy that problem. Walker mirrored much of his colleagues’ position. (Read more from “Watch: Leaked Video Shows Top Google Execs’ ‘Upset’ Reaction to Trump Election” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Nothing to See Here: Networks Silent on Attempted Stabbing of GOP Candidate by Anti-Trump Attacker

Well, the congressional race in California’s 15th congressional district took a violent turn; someone tried to stab the Republican candidate, who successfully defended himself. Leah wrote about this earlier this morning. The race is between incumbent Democrat Eric Swalwell and Rudy Peters. Peters survived the attack, using a campaign sign to thwart is assaulter. Farzad Fazeli was arrested on a slew of charges, including felony assault, brandishing a weapon, and possession of a switchblade. CBS San Francisco interviewed Peters after the attempted assault. (via Sacramento Bee):

U.S. House of Representatives hopeful Rudy Peters was “minding his own business with his family” at his campaign booth during the Castro Valley Fall Festival just before 4 p.m. when a man came up and began insulting Peters’ political party and the president, Sgt. Ray Kelly, a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, told McClatchy.

That’s when the interaction grew violent: The man making disparaging comments, Farzad Fazeli, 35, became “aggressive,” pulled out a switchblade and tried to attack Peters, the sheriff’s office said. Kelly said Fazeli may have also thrown a glass mug at the candidate.

But the knife malfunctioned, “in part because Mr. Peters was able to defend himself and stop the suspect from deploying the knife,” Kelly said.

Kelly said Peters used a campaign sign to defend himself during the struggle.

(Read more from “Nothing to See Here: Networks Silent on Attempted Stabbing of GOP Candidate by Anti-Trump Attacker” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

Viral Video: Bald Eagle Lands on Firefighters’ 9/11 Display

By Daily Wire. In a video that has amassed nearly 3 million views in less than 24 hours, Fire Chief Jerry Streich of Andover, Minnesota shows the “unbelievable” moment when a bald eagle landed on his fire station’s tribute to memorialize 9/11.

The eagle perched atop one of the two aerial trucks Andover fire fighters were using to hang a massive American flag — and right around the time of the national moment of silence. Chief Streich caught the “phenomenal” moment on camera and shared it on Facebook.

“Look what landed on top of the aerial on 9/11,” Streich says in the video. “Isn’t that unbelievable? This eagle just landed on the aerial while we were doing the 9/11 memorial. Phenomenal.” (Read more from “Viral Video: Bald Eagle Lands on Firefighters’ 9/11 Display” HERE)

__________________________________________

‘Doesn’t Get Much More Symbolic Than That.’ Bald Eagle Lands on Fire Truck During 9/11 Ceremony

By Time. A moment of striking serendipity was captured in a now viral video Tuesday when a bald eagle landed atop a Minnesota fire truck that was part of a ceremony commemorating the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

The video shows the eagle perched at the end of a fire truck aerial that was being used to suspend an American flag along a highway in the northern Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids. . .

Across the country, Americans held somber ceremonies to mark the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, where four hijacked planes were used to kill nearly 3,000 people, the deadliest terror attack on American soil. (Read more from “‘Doesn’t Get Much More Symbolic Than That.’ Bald Eagle Lands on Fire Truck During 9/11 Ceremony” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

And That’s When the Mic Was Taken Away: David Hogg Thought Canadians Could Donate Money to American Political Campaigns

Well, David Hogg (yeah, remember him) is back at it again. This time forgetting whom his audience was at a premiere for Michael Moore’s latest film Fahrenheit 11/9, which deals with the 2016 election. He, along with Cameron Kasky and Emma Gonzalez, formed the Parkland Three, an anti-gun activist wing that was started after the tragic shooting at their high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, which left 17 people dead. It placed the National Rifle Association in the crosshairs—again. CNN held a town hall event with the students and surrounding community, which was more of a kangaroo court for liberals to bash gun owners, NRA members conservatives, Republicans, and rural America—pretty much half the country. Since then, other news has taken precedent, but they scored some legislative wins, with Florida increasing the age to purchase firearms to 21. Vermont did the same thing—and both states have pro-NRA governors. It’s also a grossly unconstitutional provision. Other localities in blue America, like Deerfield Illinois and Boulder Colorado, passed ordinances banning so-called assault weapons (i.e. the widely owned and circulated AR-15 rifle).

Well, he wasn’t as effective in Toronto, Canada, where he seemed to forget that he was…in Canada. He told the audience to turn their “shame” into action by voting…in American elections. Oh, and he didn’t know that Canadians couldn’t donate to American political campaigns. That’s illegal, something that even Moore pointed out before taking the microphone away from Hogg. Moore’s film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this month (via Real Clear Politics):

“I have a question for you guys: Who’s ready to save America? Who’s ready to make America the country we say it is on paper and make it the actual country that it wants to be?,” Hogg asked the Canadian crowd. “I think the most important thing to realize, however, is the problems we face as a country, whether it be water in Flint, Michigan or the amount of mass incarceration of people of color that can’t vote.”

. . .

“I think Canadians can donate to political campaigns in the U.S.? They can’t? Well, uhh, vote here. Learn from us, don’t let this happen here. We’ll need to come to you guys if we stay on this track.”

(Read more from “And That’s When the Mic Was Taken Away: David Hogg Thought Canadians Could Donate Money to American Political Campaigns” HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.

This State’s Residents Support Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens

Recent “man on the street” interviews showed that many Californians support giving illegal immigrants free health care coverage.

The state’s Democrat gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom said during an interview last month he is “very proud” that while he was mayor of San Francisco, the city implemented this policy in a cost-effective way.

“[It was] fully implemented, regardless of pre-existing conditions, ability to pay, and regardless of your immigration status,” Newsom said on “Pod Save America.”

“We proved it could be done without bankrupting the city. I’d like to see that extended to the rest of the state,” he said.

A bill introduced in the spring in California’s Assembly would make illegal immigrants eligible for Medi-Cal, the state’s low income health care program, the Sacramento Bee reported.

“There are an estimated 1.8 million undocumented adult immigrants in California who are uninsured. Roughly 1.2 million of them are low-income and thus would qualify for Medi-Cal,” according to the news outlet.

Prager University’s Will Witt interviewed several Californians at Manhattan Beach near Los Angeles to see what they thought.

“I found that most people believe in a utopia,” Witt explained on “Fox & Friends” over the weekend. “We know as more conservative people, utopias don’t exist.”

“This is kind of the trend in California,” he observed “Free universal health care is just free, and it’s just the government paying for it, but they don’t understand it’s a burden on the taxpayers.”

One woman Witt interviewed said, “I don’t see a problem with everyone getting higher income and having more taxes.”

Another two people he spoke with agreed there should be health care for all and that illegal aliens pay as high of taxes as American citizens.

Even a man wearing a shirt with the phrase “Earned Not Given” on it said “I think everyone should get free universal health care.”

“It’s crazy that people think this,” Witt argued. “California already has such a burden on our taxpayers, and this plan is supposed to cost about $400 billion.”

“I mean business owners are fleeing California because of the high taxes,” he said. “This is only another step in the destruction of California.”

Politifact reported that California has the highest top tier income tax rate in the nation at 13.3 percent.

California also has the most costly sales tax in the nation at 7.25 percent.

Additionally, the state’s gas tax is the second highest in the nation, averaging 73 cents per gallon, second only to Pennsylvania at 77 cents, and well above the nation average of 52 cents, according to the Pasadena Star-News.

CNBC reported in March that Californians are leaving the Golden State in large numbers due to the high cost of housing and steep taxes.

According to CNBC during the 12-month period from July 2016 to July 2017, “California saw a net loss of just over 138,000 people, while Texas had a net increase of more than 79,000 people. Arizona gained more than 63,000 residents, and Nevada gained more than 38,000.” (For more from the author of “This State’s Residents Support Free Health Care for Illegal Aliens” please click HERE)

Follow Joe Miller on Twitter HERE and Facebook HERE.