On Friday, James O’Keefe, an investigative journalist, shared insights into the execution of his recent viral undercover report on the Charlie Kirk Show. The report featured a high-ranking White House official, Charlie Kraiger, from the cybersecurity policy analyst and foreign affairs executive office of the president, confirming President Biden’s mental decline.
During the discussion, O’Keefe detailed the methods he employed to carry out the operation successfully. Utilizing dating apps, a disguise, and unwavering determination, O’Keefe met with Kraiger in Washington, D.C., capturing the admission on camera.
O’Keefe, who serves as the CEO of OMG Media, emphasized the significance of face-to-face interactions facilitated through dating apps in obtaining impactful stories. He highlighted his commitment to leading by example and shared that sometimes, as a leader, one must take direct action.
In the video footage, O’Keefe is seen in disguise during a meeting with Kraiger at a restaurant, showcasing his ability to execute the operation despite being a highly recognizable figure with millions of social media followers.
Addressing his approach, O’Keefe explained that he wanted to demonstrate that individuals could achieve such undercover work, dispelling excuses based on recognizability. He emphasized inspiring others by proving that it can be done.
Responding to Kirk’s inquiry about obtaining sensitive information, O’Keefe pointed out the “narcissistic” nature of individuals in Washington, D.C., stating that people are eager to discuss themselves. He recounted a part of the report where he flattered Kraiger, referring to him as a modern-day “James Bond.”
Playing the role of a gay man to extract information, O’Keefe expressed his commitment to doing whatever it takes to uncover a story. Drawing on his acting experience, he highlighted the ease with which he exposes individuals, particularly in Washington, D.C., where he described people as self-focused and believing in their grandiose identities.
O’Keefe released the undercover operation video on Wednesday, and it quickly garnered more than 23 million views on X.