“It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherf*cker.”
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas is at it again — needling the hubris of Democratic operatives and claiming scalps.
O’Keefe and his band of undercover videographers thrive during election season for obvious reasons — if you’re going to find instances of waste, fraud, and abuse, they’re ripe for the picking before election day.
Project Veritas’ latest series of videos captured a Hillary campaign operative admitting to inciting violence at Trump rallies. “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker,” said Scott Foval, National Field Director at Americans United for Change. “One of the things we do is we stage very authentic grassroots protests right in their faces at their own events. Like, we infiltrate.”
From Real Clear Politics:
“So the term bird dogging: You put people in the line, at the front which means that they have to get there at six in the morning because they have to get in front at the rally, so that when Trump comes down the rope line, they’re the ones asking him the question in front of the reporter, because they’re pre-placed there,” explains Foval. “To funnel that kind of operation, you have to start back with people two weeks ahead of time and train them how to ask questions. You have to train them to bird dog.”
In another undercover interview, Creamer tells Project Veritas that his organization, Democracy Partners, has daily check-ins with the Clinton campaign in order to coordinate efforts. “I just had a call with the campaign and the DNC, every day at one o’clock,” says Creamer subordinate Zulema Rodriguez in the video.
Foval explains to O’Keefe’s undercover journalist how the web of Democratic organizations is designed to subvert laws preventing Super PACs and political action groups from organizing directly with campaigns: “The campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, the Foval Group goes and executes the shit on the ground… Democracy Partners is the tip of the spear on that stuff.”
“We’re consultants so we’re not the official entity and so those conversations can be had between consultants,” Foval explains, “The campaigns and DNC cannot go near [Democratic super PAC] Priorities [USA], but I guaran-damn-tee you that the people who run the Super PACs all talk to each other and we and a few other people are the hubs of that communication.”
One event specifically mentioned by the Democratic operatives to have been ‘bird-dogged’ was the September incident in North Carolina where a 69-year-old woman was supposedly assaulted by a Trump supporter. In reality, the woman was “trained” by Foval as part of his operation. “She was one of our activists,” he says.
“I’m saying we have mentally ill people, that we pay to do shit, make no mistake,” says Foval in the video. “Over the last twenty years, I’ve paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff, and I’ve also taken them for dinner, and I’ve also made sure they had a hotel, and a shower. And I put them in a program. Like I’ve done that. But the reality is, a lot of people especially our union guys. A lot of our union guys…they’ll do whatever you want. They’re rock and roll. When I need to get something done in Arkansas, the first guy I call is the head of the AFL-CIO down there, because he will say, ‘What do you need?’ And I will say, I need a guy who will do this, this and this. And they find that guy. And that guy will be like, Hell yeah, let’s do it.”
Shortly after the video’s release, Foval was canned.
— James O’Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 18, 2016
Project Veritas released the second part of the video series Tuesday afternoon:
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