Project Veritas leader James O'Keefe removed

James O’Keefe, the leader and founder of the conservative group Project Veritas, has been removed from the organization, he said in a speech to staff posted online Monday.

“I have been stripped of my authority as CEO and removed from the board of directors,” O’Keefe said in a nearly 45-minute video, reposted by The New York Times.

The organization, known for its undercover sting operations, usually against liberals and members of the media, faced a federal probe relating to the alleged theft and trafficking of a diary and other personal items from President Joe Biden’s daughter Ashley Biden. The group’s tactics, including hidden-camera exposés, have been criticized outside of conservative circles.