Earlier this week, James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas revealed that Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) conceals her actual position on issues such as gun control in order to get elected.

McCaskill is now demanding that state Attorney General Josh Hawley open an investigation into O’Keefe’s investigative journalism, charging that Project Veritas engaged in “fraud” under Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

In an interesting twist, AG Hawley is also McCaskill’s Republican opponent in next month’s midterm election.

The Kansas City Star reports:

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign is demanding Attorney General Josh Hawley open a fraud investigation into hidden-camera videos released this week by a nonprofit run by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

The videos show O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action Fund going undercover to secretly interview members of McCaskill’s campaign. The group, a 501c4 nonprofit, advertised the videos as proof that McCaskill, a Democrat, has been hiding her views on guns and abortion from Missouri voters.

McCaskill and Hawley, a Republican, are in a tight election race that could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

David Kirby, McCaskill’s campaign manager, said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday that there is reason to believe Project Veritas committed fraud that violated the state’s merchandising practices act.

That law prohibits deceptive business practices and is enforced by the attorney general’s office.

Kirby said the videos were captured under false pretenses and misrepresentations, “which under Missouri law is fraud.”

For his part, Hawley seems less than enthused by the idea.

O’Keefe is disputing the allegation that Project Veritas violated Missouri’s Merchandising Practices Act.

The levels of absurdity here are many, but perhaps the most bizarre aspect of all of this is that McCaskill has only herself to blame.  If she weren’t hiding her true agenda and intention from Missouri voters, she wouldn’t have been caught hiding her true agenda and intention from Missouri voters.

She’s not disputing the claims, after all, she’s just upset that she got caught.


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