Meet Stuart Karaffa.
He’s your garden-variety lefty troll who is a member of “the Resistance” and a card-carrying member of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America (Metro DC DSA).
He also works for the State Department, where he regularly engages in socialist political activity on the taxpayers’ dime, while advocating against the Trump administration.
This Deep State employee’s contemptuous attitude toward the Trump administration can be summed up by his vow to “resist everything… every level. F*ck sh*t up!”
“We’ve heard a lot about the Deep State — holdovers from the previous administration resisting change or nameless and faceless bureaucrats slowing things down or leaking secrets in an effort to undermine this administration,” said Project Veritas President James O’Keefe. “What is truly striking is their boldness, they are not afraid. They are even boastful about a warped reality, where they won’t get caught and can’t get fired even if they did.”
In the first installment of O’Keefe’s undercover video investigation series on unmasking the Deep State, Karaffa explains how he drafts DSA communications while on the job at the State Department, but delays sending them until he’s officially off the clock.
“I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail. Like, I leave emails, and, like, any press s**t that comes up, I leave that until after 5:30. But as soon as 5:31 hits, got my like draft messages ready to send out,” the socialist told the Project Veritas undercover journalist.
Karaffa also admitted that he monitors Virginia political news online while at work on behalf of DSA, and isn’t worried about getting caught. As O’Keefe notes in the video’s opening, these Deep State employees live in a warped reality where they are boastful about their resistance because they know they wouldn’t get fired even if they were caught.
Karaffa said that since the Trump administration cut the program he was working on, he has “more time and more emotional bandwidth” to do his DSA stuff.
“You could put two and two together probably. With, like, web traffic…. So with web traffic, I mean I could make the case before a court of law that — I’m going to the Virginia, sort of, campaign finance website — that I’m just interested in what people are doing politically. But if they also go and look at like DSA minutes and like officer positions they’ll be like, ‘that’s weird, you were the co-chair of the electoral caucus, and you spent three hours on a Virginia campaign finance website.’”
Accustomed to engaging in these activities and getting away with it, Karaffa didn’t seem too concerned. “Maybe someday I’ll go to board of elections jail, probably not,” he declared. “I have nothing to lose. It’s impossible to fire federal employees.”
When asked if his supervisor at the State Department knew about his activism, Karaffa replied that “nobody knows” about it and the government disclosure forms he’s required to fill out to help management identify any potential conflicts of interest just get rubber stamped.
He claimed that despite disclosing his political activities on his financial disclosure form, “somebody just rubber stamps [the form] and it goes forward…. I don’t know if [the ethics officer is] all there. He’s so checked out.”
A lawyer O’Keefe spoke with pointed out that Karaffa was in clear violation of the Hatch Act by engaging in political activities while working for the federal government.
Stuart Karaffa is just the first federal government employee that Project Veritas has recorded in its undercover sting on the Deep State. O’Keefe says Project Veritas has been investigating the Deep State for over a year and this is just one installment of many.