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WASHINGTON (ChurchMilitant.com) - A new undercover video is exposing a State Department employee as a member of the Democratic Socialists of America actively working to oppose the Trump administration.
Project Veritas caught State Department employee Stuart Karaffa on video describing how he gets away with being a local leader of the Metro D.C. branch of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) while on the job working for President Trump.
Karaffa openly admits in the video that he does work for DSA while he is at work. "I have nothing to lose," Karaffa says. "It's impossible to fire federal employees — I don't know."
Project Veritas pointed out that federal employees, though not technically impossible to fire, are indeed fired very rarely in comparison to their counterparts in the corporate world.
Karaffa says he works on emails for DSA while on the job at the State Department, but tries to avoid getting caught by waiting to send the emails until 5:31 p.m., which is technically outside work hours.
The videomakers explain that it is strictly forbidden for federal employees to do work for political parties during their working hours. Karaffa is, according to an attorney featured in Project Veritas' video, acting in direct violation of the Hatch Act.
Karaffa also spoke to the fact that he uses his position at the State Department to resist the Trump administration's policies. He said his goal is to "resist" and "f*** s*** up."
Project Veritas is a non-profit that seeks to expose corruption and political bias in government and big businesses using undercover journalists. It is headed by James O'Keefe.
O'Keefe got his start working alongside Lila Rose, head of pro-life group Live Action, to expose Planned Parenthood.