Jaime Phillips, the 41-year-old Project Veritas operative who attempted to discredit The Washington Post with a bogus allegation against Roy Moore, is reported to have targeted the Post and other media outlets for months using phony identities. Over the span of several months, Phillips joined two dozen networking groups linked to journalism or left-leaning politics before she approached the Post with claims that Moore impregnated her when she was 15. Her story fell apart when Post reporters called her out on inconsistencies, and she was later spotted entering an office of Project Veritas, a right-wing organization that targets news outlets with filmed “sting operations” involving false cover stories. Phillips attended at least two gatherings for departing staffers at the Post and used at least three names and phone numbers while trying to infiltrate the newspaper’s staff. She used various cover identities, claiming at one point to be the owner of a startup looking for writers, and at another point, a graduate student studying national security, the newspaper reported.
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