Bannon-linked Republican megadonors gave $25,000 to James O'Keefe's Project Veritas: report
Far-right Republican mega-donors Robert and Rebekah Mercer (Screen capture)

New financial disclosures show that the Mercer family, who have funded Breitbart and are close with former White House aide Steve Bannon, gave James O'Keefe's Project Veritas a large donation in 2012.


According to formerly unpublished tax forms acquired by BuzzFeed News, Robert and Rebekah Mercer's "investment vehicle," Gravitas Maximus LLC, gave Project Veritas $25,000 in 2012.

"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," the report notes.

Project Veritas gained even more notoriety earlier this week after a woman associated with the group credited for their "creatively-edited" videos infiltrating liberal groups tried to peddle a fake story to the The Washington Post accusing Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of impregnating her as a teen.