Project Veritas Releases Explosive Video on Democratic Campaign Tactics
Eric Lendrum, Politics Contributor
The biggest leak of the 2016 race has just come out, and ironically, it’s not courtesy of WikiLeaks. No, this major, indeed explosive, announcement comes from the famous right-wing investigative group “Project Veritas,” led by activist James O’Keefe.
You may have heard of Project Veritas’ work in exposing the ACORN (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now) scandal of 2009, in which undercover videos (their main method of activism) exposed the supposed non-profit as being directly involved in voter registration and other activities that violated its non-profit status, thus leading to the organization shutting down. O’Keefe was subsequently associated with the late Andrew Breitbart, and has risen in the ranks as a provocative conservative activist who has been focused on exposing corruption and illegal activity within liberal groups through undercover investigative journalism.
Thus, it is from this group that the first of a promised series of videos has been released on their official YouTube channel, Project Veritas Action (or PVA). The roughly 16-and-a-half-minute video features perhaps the most explosive revelations yet about the Democratic Party’s campaign apparatus and its methods, including associated groups that claim to be in direct contact with the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The video can be viewed here.
The central figure of the video is Scott Foval, the National Field Director of the left-wing group Americans United for Change. He used to work for the George Soros-funded organization People for the American Way, has his own organization called the Foval Group, and is currently a “dark operative” for the Clinton campaign.
Other primary culprits who are repeatedly interviewed throughout the video by anonymous PVA journalists are: Bob Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners (a private political consultancy group with ties to Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the DNC); Aaron Black, the DNC’s Rapid Response Coordinator; and Zulema Rodriguez, a DNC employee and activist. Together, these four individuals repeatedly reference each other as collaborating on these events, and occasionally even appear together. These individuals, particularly Creamer, admit on camera to being directly connected to the leadership of both the DNC and the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton.
Foval speaks, in no ambiguous terms, of all the intricate connections between the groups in question. At the 2:55 mark, he admits quite plainly that Americans United for Change, is “contracted directly” with both the DNC and Hillary’s campaign, and beyond being contracted to Creamer, he also answers to the “head of special events for the DNC and the head of the special events and political for the campaign.” He draws the quick connection between all the groups involved, saying that “the campaign pays DNC. DNC pays Democracy Partners. Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group. The Foval Group goes and executes the sh** on the ground.” At the 5:34 mark, he emphasizes that the notorious pro-Clinton Super PAC, Priorities USA, is “a big part of this too.” Although “the campaigns and DNC cannot go near Priorities,” he and his connections “are the hubs of communication” between the Super PAC’s leaders and the official party leaders to circumvent the legal barriers.
However, having made all of these significant and potentially campaign-ending connections, Foval then admits that there has to be “plausible deniability” for the campaign and the DNC in the event that such methods and connections were to become public. At the 6:54 mark, he refers to a “double blind” existing between the DNC and the campaign, and his own group so that they can “deny that they knew anything about it.”
Foval describes how intensive the planning process is for their anti-Trump efforts, pulling up a massive list on his iPad of every single Trump event happening in America. He claims that they have entire group sessions, localized based on city, to train activists to go to every single one of these events and engage in what Foval refers to as “conflict engagement” and “birddogging.” These phrases, referred to in some of the released WikiLeaks emails, are explicitly described by Foval and Creamer as the recruitment of various individuals for the sole purpose of going to Donald Trump’s rallies and starting conflict with Trump’s supporters, for the goal of eliciting a reaction or starting a fight, in order to portray Trump’s supporters as “violent” and “crazy.”
At the 9:11 mark in the video, another individual is featured named Aaron Black, who works at Democracy Partners under Bob Creamer. However, he only works under the surname Black while with Democracy Partners – at his other job, working for the DNC, he goes by the name Aaron Minter. He is the DNC’s “Rapid Response Coordinator,” whose job is to organize these supposedly “spontaneous” anti-Trump demonstrations, but to do so in a way that comes across as spontaneous rather than tying back, in any way, to the official party apparatus. Foval echoes these concerns that such demonstrations and confrontations cannot be tied back to the party in any way whatsoever.
With this description out of the way, the 10:26 mark features Foval, “Black,” and DNC activist Zulema Rodriguez openly taking credit for a number of infamous cases of such violence at Trump rallies, while also confirming that all of these instances, previously thought to have been spontaneous, were actually planned out far in advance, including: The shutting down of the Trump rally in Chicago on March 11; the shutting down of a highway outside a Trump rally in Fountain Hills, Arizona, on March 19; and one of the more infamous cases of violence by a Trump supporter, where a 69-year-old woman was allegedly punched in the face by a Trump supporter named Richard Campbell. Foval reveals that this woman, Shirley Teeter, was actually one of their agents, and had been trained beforehand to “birddog.” Foval also describes how their explicit goal is for these cases to be covered by the media, in order to help spread their narrative. Foval even goes so far as admit that he personally makes sure – at the 11:23 mark – that any such individuals who are physically assaulted or arrested have their medical and legal bills paid for by his group.
Foval also confirms that these kinds of actions have been planned out and taken place long before Trump won the nomination, confirming at the 12:05 mark that one of their agents was planted at a Scott Walker rally in Iowa with an anti-Walker sign, which led to him being “roughed up” by Walker’s supporters as planned. He even says that “multiple people” were planted at the front of the rally crowd to ensure that at least one of them would be “roughed up.”
At the 13:48 mark, Foval admits to some of the most shocking elements of these methods: That he and his group have actually paid “mentally ill people” and “homeless guys to do some crazy stuff,” and that he even went so far as to take them out for dinner, and make sure they had a hotel room as well. He casually remarks that this has been going on for at least “twenty years.” Other people that he admits to hiring include union members, including some with connections to the AFL-CIO, saying “they’ll do whatever you want.”
Other, somewhat unrelated – but just as explosive – revelations in the video include Foval mirroring Hillary Clinton’s dislike of Americans who don’t agree with him. Towards the end of the video, at the 15:09 mark, he says that “Iowa is a difficult case because it’s a fifty-fifty state, and honestly, half the state is racist as f***.” He similarly writes off Wisconsin as being “just as bad.”
To end this piece, here’s a collection of the most shocking quotes:
If this is just the first of many more videos in a series, then it is indeed safe to say that the worst “dirt” on the Democrats is yet to come. And there is no question that it will be circulated, no matter how hard the mainstream media tries to hide it. It will spread across social media, just as the WikiLeaks information has been, where those who talk about it will, in fact, revel in talking about it because it’s being suppressed by the media.
Thus, with roughly 20 days left to cover this, it is also safe to say that this information will undoubtedly become a major topic, perhaps heavily discussed in the upcoming final debate, and potentially influence many voters. These voters may even vote against Hillary and the Democratic Party out of pure disgust at such violent and despicable tactics and rhetoric.
This race is far from over, and it’s about to get a lot uglier.
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