Well, this is all escalating very quickly:
A Cease and Desist letter went out to the Project Veritas Board of Directors on Thursday, as that body is set to meet to determine the future of founder James O'Keefe with the company.
The letter, shared by Twitter account Swig, was sent by law firm Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders, and states that the "firm represents a large group of significant donors to Project Veritas."
These donors, it goes on to say "have grave concerns about the Board of Directors' reported action to remove Founder and CEO James O'Keefe from his leadership position, change the structure of the Project Veritas entities and their Boards (raising risks for the entities' charitable status), and operate Project Veritas for purposes other than those for which the organization was established."
The donors are not taking any chances at being misunderstood:
"By threatening or taking these actions," the letter goes on to say, "the Board is straying from its roots and the express purpose for which it raised considerable funds from the public, including our clients."We are concerned that the Board may already be acting in violation of Virginia charitable solicitation and trust law and ask that the Board refrain from taking further actions to fundamentally undermine the purposes for which Project Veritas be established."
They further ask that no money be spent in the meantime.
O'Keefe was ousted from the group just a few days ago: