The latest video from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas captures a Department of Justice employee admitting that she does research on the home addresses and license plates of private individuals who are then targeted for loud protests at their homes by socialist demonstrators. Other socialist protesters familiar with the process for discovering home addresses of targets strongly infer that Justice Department LexisNexis accounts are used by a socialist Justice Department employee to identify home address of targets.
The Justice Department employee, Allison Hrabar, organized a loud heckling protest of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen while she ate a private dinner at a D.C. restaurant. Hrabar was able to locate Nielsen on a Tuesday evening last June.
Hrabar and others in O’Keefe’s video boast that they cannot be fired under federal civil service rules.
“There is a lot of talk at work about how we can resist from the inside”
“What’s lucky is that at DOJ we really can’t get fired.”
The video also captures an ex-federal employee boasting that current federal employees mailed her paper copies of confidential Trump administration proposals before they were released so that they could be publicly sabotaged.
Hrabar is shown in the video leading protests by the D.C. Democratic Socialists. One target is a lobbyist for “Core Civic.” Hrabar admits on the video that a variety of records searches are conducted to locate the targets of her protests. Among the records Hrabar says are relied on are “running license plates,” property records, and looking for bumper stickers “where their kids go to school” outside of potential residences.
Other Hrabar comrades described the process of how Hrabar obtained the information about protest targets. Cliff Green, another Democratic Socialist, says on camera:
So Allison is a paralegal, so she, her living is researching people, so she is very good at researching people. So, they just find the companies, and then the people that run those companies, and then they find their home addresses. She uses LexisNexis and a couple other software things.
When asked directly by one of O’Keefe’s undercover journalists whether she uses her DOJ LexisNexis account, another Hrabar comrade, Natarajan Subramanian, who appears familiar with her activities and works for the Government Accountability Office, says: “I mean she has used it, she uses it probably on her work computer … we are all walking a line in a lot of ways.”
All DOJ lawyers and paralegals are assigned a LexisNexis account. The Justice Department has a contract with LexisNexis to provide access to various government databases that are not normally available to the general public. Hrabar unquestionably has her own LexisNexis password and account. The Department would, therefore, have a record of her activity on LexisNexis and could readily determine if any of the targets of her protests appeared in any of her searches paid for by the Justice Department.
Makan Delrahim was President Trump’s appointee to head the Antitrust Division where Hrabar works. He has headed the division since September 2017.
Hrabar is an employee in the division’s Technology and Financial Services Section. Aaron D. Hoag is the chief of the section. The section would (or would decline to) bring enforcement actions against computer companies that make hardware and software, professional associations, banks, and financial service companies. It is unclear whether Twitter, Facebook, and Google would fall within the jurisdiction of the section where Hrabar works.