She told the reporters that he got her pregnant and then drove her get an abortion. Not simply because they foiled a "sting" operation that aspired to paint The Washington Post as promoting a political agenda.
After uncovering numerous inconsistencies in her story, the Post decided not to publish a story on her allegations and instead presented the woman, identified by the paper as Jaime T. Phillips, with information that appeared to show she was working as a conservative activist to expose bias in major news organizations, the paper reported. The Post staff did the same thing it did with previous claims made by women about Mr. Moore before they posted a groundbreaking article earlier this month: They checked it out.
But sceptical Post reporters uncovered discrepancies in Ms Phillips' account, including a GoFundMe page for someone of the same name seeking money for a move to NY so she could "work in the conservative media movement to combat the lies and deceipt [sic] of the liberal" mainstream media.
Well, apparently one woman set out to prove it was all a lie by reaching out to the Washington Post with a fake story of being impregnated by Moore when she was a teen.
"This so-called off-the-record conversation was the essence of a scheme to deceive and embarrass us", Mr Baron said in a statement.
Despite Project Veritas' seemingly dubious reporting methods, Trump found something he liked about the group while campaigning last fall.
When questioned if Phillips was a Project Veritas employee, founder James O'Keefe initially refused to answer. "Because of our customary journalistic rigour, we weren't fooled, and we can't honour an "off-the-record" agreement that was solicited in maliciously bad faith".More news: Beer on Mars? Budweiser plans to send barley to space
An unknown supporter of Moore recently tried to discredit the paper by making a robocall in which someone falsely claiming to be Post reporter "Bernie Bernstein" offers cash in exchange for dirt on the candidate.
The Post, while asking Phillips for documents and corroboration, uncovered discrepancies in her account, including a GoFundMe page in which she said would be joining the conservative media movement.
The above web page was a GoFundMe account seeking to raise money for a woman named Jaime Phillips's relocation to NY.
For someone who spent only a short time in Alabama - and claimed to have experienced what would seem to be a traumatic event during that short time - the woman sure seemed fond of the state, so much so that she rooted for its college sports teams and obtained an area code from the state. The organization's president James O'Keefe pled guilty in 2010 to a misdemeanor of entering a federal building under false pretense, after a failed attempt to perform a similar sting on Louisiana Senator Mary Landreau.
Now, O'Keefe's group is targeting the Washington Post, a publication that Trump has repeatedly denounced for its critical coverage of his administration.
"There's the news side that's just trying to critically call bull-when there's bull-but also give him credit when there's credit, you know?"