James O’Keefe Faces a Spot of Legal Trouble

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Slate columnist Dave Weigel unearthed an interesting lawsuit on Thursday against James O'Keefe, the conservative activist and Andrew Breitbart protégé whose Project Veritas carries out hidden-camera stings designed to discredit those on the left (most recently, Obamacare navigators). Seems former Project Veritas executive director Daniel Francisco has split with the organization, and it wasn't pretty: Francisco is suing O'Keefe for wrongful termination and defamation, though the details of the split are still a little unclear. But this kind of thing is old hat for O'Keefe at this point, so he'll probably be okay.