Clarence Thomas’s wife presents award to James O’Keefe at Trump hotel

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James O’Keefe, the conservative activist who attempted to plant a false story in The Washington Post this month about GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, was presented Wednesday with an Impact Award, handed to him by Ginni Thomas, wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.

O’Keefe accepted the award on behalf of his organization, Project Veritas, at an event hosted by the conservative group United for Purpose at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.. 

“Proud to receive the Impact award from Ginni Thomas on behalf of the @project_veritas team,” O’Keefe wrote on Instagram, before praising other 2017 award recipients such as Fox New host Sean Hannity and Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton as “fighters.”


Thomas is a tea party activist and president of Liberty Consulting.

Project Veritas came under fire in November after The Post revealed that one of the organization’s operatives attempted to plant a false story about Moore, with the intent of undermining the paper’s credibility. The Post had previously published accusations from women who said that Moore pursued sexual and romantic relations with them when they were teenagers and he was a district attorney.

O’Keefe appeared to acknowledge the operative was working for Project Veritas in a fundraising email after the Post’s report.

“Following months of undercover work within The Washington Post, our investigative journalist within the publication had their cover blown,” O’Keefe said at the time.

“This is how undercover work goes. This isn’t the first time that has happened, and it won’t be the last time.”

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