As Twitchy told you, earlier this week, James O’Keefe and Project Veritas released undercover video footage featuring a staffer of Missouri Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill letting slip that McCaskill might have her eye on a ban on all semiautomatic weapons.

Obviously, that’s not the kind of thing McCaskill would want the public to know about in the weeks leading up to her election, so she’s taking action to punish O’Keefe for helping to expose the depth of her gun control agenda:

More from the Kansas City Star:

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign is demanding Attorney General Josh Hawley open a fraud investigation into hidden-camera videos released this week by a nonprofit run by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

The videos show O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action Fund going undercover to secretly interview members of McCaskill’s campaign. The group, a 501c4 nonprofit, advertised the videos as proof that McCaskill, a Democrat, has been hiding her views on guns and abortion from Missouri voters.

McCaskill and Hawley, a Republican, are in a tight election race that could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

David Kirby, McCaskill’s campaign manager, said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday that there is reason to believe Project Veritas committed fraud that violated the state’s merchandising practices act.

For what it’s worth, Josh Hawley doesn’t seem interested in playing McCaskill’s game:

Does McCaskill even have any semblance of a case?

James O’Keefe would also like to know the answer to that question:

McCaskill’s attempt to take down O’Keefe exposes not only her desperation and vindictiveness, but also her incompetence:

Well, at least she’s transparent in one respect: We see right through her and Democrats’ hypocrisy.