Report: Robert Mercer Helps Fund ‘Project Veritas’

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The billionaire family behind Stephen Bannon, Breitbart, and Donald Trump, also helped fund ‘Project Veritas'.

Buzzfeed News has discovered that the Mercer family of billionaires, known for their Republican megadonor status, also help fund Project Veritas, the conservative organization behind the recent attempt to trick Washington Post reporters into publishing a false story.

Gravitas Maximus LLC — a Mercer investment vehicle through which [Robert Mercer] also funded the conservative outlet Breitbart — gave $25,000 to Project Veritas, according to a nonpublic portion of a 2012 tax form. The family's involvement has not previously been made public.

The filings draw yet another connection in the web of conservative enterprises funded by Robert Mercer, who recently stepped down from his role as co-CEO of hedge fund Renaissance Technologies after a BuzzFeed News exposé revealed the connections among the Mercers, Breitbart, and white nationalists and neo-Nazis.

Project Veritas made headlines this week after Washington Post reporters discovered its plan to pitch them a false story about sexual abuse accusations against Republican Roy Moore.