A federal employee who describes himself as a communist boasts he can slow down President Trump’s agenda simply by deliberately delaying his assignments.
“If you’re in [an] executive branch agency you can slow-ball things to a degree, that it’s like ineffective, and maybe you get in trouble, or maybe you get fired or resign or whatever, but you slowed [Trump’s agenda] down for a certain period of time,” he said.
The comments by Natarajan Subramanian, a Government Accountability Office worker and “self-described communist,” were captured in an undercover video by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.
It’s the third video in the series. In the second, two “Deep State” radicals confessed, “There’s a lot of talk about how we can like, resist from inside.”
The first video in the series, released Tuesday, showed career civil servant Stuart Karaffa of the State Department boasting of working for the Democratic Socialists of America while he’s being paid by taxpayers.
He explained his task is: “Resist everything. … Every level.”
Since Trump’s election, there have been many references to the “Deep State,” the unelected, career bureaucrats using their tax-paid jobs to undermine the president’s agenda, including his efforts to “drain the swamp” and make government work better.
Subramanian boasts of being a GAO auditor while working for the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America.
“Metro DC DSA is a socialist group that works to advance progressive issues in the Metropolitan DC area. Subramanian’s political activism may directly violate federal statutes as well as the ‘Yellow Book’ rules which apply specifically to government auditors,” Project Veritas explained.
Subramanian said executive branch workers can deliberately stall the president’s agenda through their work or by doing less work.
And he chooses to prioritize his politics over his job responsibilities.
“Everything that I’m doing with DSA is stuff that I’m not supposed to be doing for work … it’s explicitly prohibited. If they find out I could get in trouble, basically,” he told the undercover journalists.
In June, when his organization harassed Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in public, he admitted “doing social media” for Metro DC DSA for most of the day.
“No one knows I spent six hours yesterday doing social media for DSA,” he said.
Subramanian said he conceals his actions from his supervisors, explaining one has to be “strategic.”
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But he believes he is safe.
“There’s no one looking over my shoulder. So like, a lot of times what I’ll do, and this is kind of what I’m doing right now. I’ll drink the night before, I tele-work and then I’m like, if I’m 15 minutes late to log on, no one checks.”
O’Keefe says the video series puts a face on the Deep State:
“For years the public has been at most only nebulously aware of the permanent administrative state. Only recently have we begun calling it the ‘deep state.’ And with this series, we’ve begun exposing who these individuals undermining our government really are.”
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed that the government is aware of the video series.
“Rest assured we’re aware of it and we’re taking a look at it,” he said.
In the second video, Allison Hrabar, a Justice Department paralegal, confesses using government-owned software and computers to push a socialist agenda.
“There’s a lot of talk about how we can like, resist from inside,” she states.
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Joining Hrabar in the video is Jessica Schubel, a former chief of staff for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services during the Obama administration.
“Both Schubel and Hrabar make admissions revealing that federal employees appear to be using their positions inside our government to resist or slow the Trump administration’s policies. It appears some laws have been broken in the process,” Project Veritas explains.
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The first video shows Karaffa telling a Project Veritas journalist that he performs DSA activism while at work for the State Department. He said he drafts DSA communications while on the job.
“I’m careful about it. I don’t leave a paper trail, like I leave emails, and like any press s— 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,” he says.