Survivor contestant worked for Project Veritas as a 'honey pot' to trap ...

Survivor contestant worked for Project Veritas as a 'honey pot' to trap ...
Survivor contestant worked for Project Veritas as a 'honey pot' to trap ...

A former contestant on the reality show, Survivor, has been using an alias to 'honey pot' Democrats and then secretly record them while luring them to make incriminating statements. 

Hope Higgins, whose real name is Anna Khait, has been working for Project Veritas. 

The right-wing activist group is known to produce videos which are deceptively edited, often via the use of secret recordings and entrapment to discredit mainstream media organizations and progressive groups.

One of those caught by Khait is Democratic campaign worker Michael Kolenc who was approached under the Hope Higgins alias in July 2018. 

Hope Higgins, whose real name is Anna Khait, was a former contestant on Survivor, pictured, who has been working for Project Veritas, in an attempt shoot undercover video with unsuspecting Democrats in the hope they may say something incriminating

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Hope Higgins, whose real name is Anna Khait, was a former contestant on Survivor, pictured, who has been working for Project Veritas, in an attempt shoot undercover video with unsuspecting Democrats in the hope they may say something incriminating

Claiming to be a journalist working on a politics podcast Red State Blue State, Khait posed as its co-host. 

She posed as a Democrat adding that she was keen to discuss Beto O'Rourke's chances in the Texas Senate race later that year.  

'I am looking forward to hearing about Beto. I've heard some not so great things but we have got to win in 2018!' Khait wrote to Kolenc hiding behind her liberal Hope Higgins persona.

After the interview was complete, Khait tried to break down Kolenc's defenses further by inviting him for drinks saying she would 'enjoy the company'.

Kolenc had already been interviewed in Houston by Khait but she was hungry for new material.

Khait managed to lure former Democratic campaign worker Michael Kolenc, pictured

Khait managed to lure former Democratic campaign worker Michael Kolenc, pictured

Kolenc spoke disparagingly about his former boss, Oregon Governor Kate Brown

Kolenc spoke disparagingly about his former boss, Oregon Governor Kate Brown

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Kolenc had been dismissed by Brown two years earlier. He claims Khait posed as a journalist and then pretended she was attracted to him

Kolenc had been dismissed by Brown two years earlier. He claims Khait posed as a journalist and then pretended she was attracted to him

'She was very flirty, she would touch my arm,' Kolenc told The Daily Beast. 'I was definitely picking up a more romantic feeling than a 'journalist'.' 

Weeks after the interview when Khait had returned to Brooklyn, Kolenc had felt a connection and flew to New York to meet her once again. 

He managed to spend a few days with her but she seemed reluctant to spend too much time together. After he returned to Houston, Texas, Khait ghosted him and was never heard from again.

Kolenc only realized he had been the victim of an elaborate ruse after receiving a voicemail from Project Veritas founder James O'Keefe.

O'Keefe told him that he was going to release video of Kolenc being critical of his former boss, Democratic Oregon Governor Kate Brown.

Former Survivor contestant Anna Khait is seen wearing a MAGA hat in photos from her Instagram page

Former Survivor contestant Anna Khait is seen wearing a MAGA hat in photos from her Instagram page

The undercover video saw Kolenc criticizing Oregon Governor Kate Brown's management of her campaign. The governor is pictured last month

The undercover video saw Kolenc criticizing Oregon Governor Kate Brown's management of her campaign. The governor is pictured last month

The footage of the Khait/Kolenc encounter was released a month before Oregon's gubernatorial election in 2018. 

Kolenc had already been fired as Brown's campaign manager two years earlier.

The undercover video saw Kolenc criticizing Brown's management of her campaign.

'I said Brown was a bad manager, and I probably would criticize some of her management skills. But that's nothing that deserves a hidden camera exposé by someone who's trying to honey pot me,' Kolenc said.

Oregon Republicans used the video to file an ethics complaint

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