Project Veritas: LITIGATION UPDATE: Head of Teacher’s Union on tape trying to bankrupt a nd destroy Project Veritas through litigation


Project Veritas is under attack by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), but this attack shall not succeed. In September of 2017, the Michigan AFT filed a complaint and obtained a temporary restraining order against Project Veritas. AFT attempted to prevent Project Veritas from releasing the findings from an undercover investigation into its activities.

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Project Veritas is under attack by the American Federation of Teachers (AFT), but this attack shall not succeed.

In September of 2017, the Michigan AFT filed a complaint and obtained a temporary restraining order against Project Veritas. AFT attempted to prevent Project Veritas from releasing the findings from an undercover investigation into its activities.

Relying on the First Amendment, Project Veritas convinced a Federal court to overturn the restraining order. Project Veritas went on to publish the video in May of 2018.

As a result, AFT continued to pursue its case against Project Veritas, leading to depositions in that case.

The President of AFT Michigan, David Hecker, admitted his true intentions for starting this legal process against Project Veritas:

“To have the lawsuit in — in any way possible stop Project Veritas from doing the kind of work that it –it does, and to, as part of that, to compensate AFT Michigan for — for damages.”

“If the result of it was also in some way slowing down or limiting what Project Veritas does, that would have been a great outcome as well, or will be a great outcome as well.”

In July of 2018, AFT issued a Press Release attacking Project Veritas. Paul Mersino, the attorney who represents Project Veritas in this case, brought the Press Release up in an exchange with Michigan AFT President, David Hecker.

Here is how the exchange went:

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: (Quoting the AFT Press Release) “A federal judge has issued a crucial ruling allowing the American Federation of Teachers to gather information on conservative hit group Project Veritas as legal and financial pressure on the embattled outfit mounts.”

Were you at any point in time concerned with how much legal and financial pressure was mounting on Project Veritas?

Mark Cousens, Lawyer, AFT Michigan: Objection, relevance…

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: Did you have any discussions with anyone outside of your attorneys, others at AFT Michigan, about whether or not you could cause Project Veritas to receive financial pressures?

David Hecker, President AFT Michigan: Of course, it’s going to cost Project Veritas money and it’s fact — right? — but that’s not — we didn’t sit down and say “let’s concoct a lawsuit” so we could make them spend a lot of money.

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: And I think you mentioned earlier that if it’s a side effect of it, then all the better essentially?

David Hecker, President AFT Michigan: I’m no fan of Project Veritas.

What is more outrageous is that AFT is using union member dues to fund these attacks against Project Veritas. Paul Mersino also questioned Hecker on this matter:

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: What resources does AFT Michigan have at its disposal? ·Do you use member dues to help pay for this litigation?

David Hecker, President AFT Michigan: Yes.

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: Is AFT National helping pay for the litigation?

David Hecker, President AFT Michigan: Yes.

Paul Mersino, Project Veritas Attorney: Was Randi Weingarten (AFT National President) involved in those consultations with AFT National?

David Hecker, President AFT Michigan: She would have been involved in those — some of those discussions.

Now, Project Veritas’ legal team will be subpoenaing AFT’s National President, Randi Weingarten.

There are many questions to be answered by AFT about their conduct since the inception of this case.


(James O’Keefe meeting with his lawyers and senior staff.)

(Left to right Paul Mersino, Russell Verney, James O’Keefe, Steve Klein and John Sullivan)

Be Brave,

James

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