An undercover investigation by Project Veritas is showing the dark underbelly of the Democratic campaign machine, and the depths to which some organizations will sink to elect Hillary Clinton.
According to James O’Keefe, the investigation has uncovered evidence of a “dark money conspiracy”, a violation of federal campaign co-ordination laws between Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee, and a variety of shady SuperPACs and consulting firms.
Project Veritas explains their investigation:
Project Veritas Action has just released the first video in a multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the DNC and Clinton presidential campaign. Using hidden cameras, undercover journalists reveal key players coordinating clandestine operations in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The video, supported by emails recently released by WikiLeaks, shows that the dirty tricks, lines of communications and the money trail lead all the way to the top.
The video discloses numerous examples of behind-the-scenes shady practices with consequences most Americans have seen on national television at Donald Trump campaign rallies across the country. What the media hasn’t reported is that the Clinton campaign and Democratic National Committee has been directing these activities with, at very best, a very thin veil of plausible deniability. This series of videos is the culmination of a year-long investigation by the undercover journalists at Project Veritas Action.
Included in the undercover video is evidence of dirty tricks including what is known as “birddogging”, or infiltrating Trump campaign events in order to incite anarchy and violence.
The practice of birddogging is best summed up in an exchange between a Project Veritas Journalist and Scott Foval, the National Field Director for a non-profit organization named Americans United for Change:
FOVAL: So one of the things we do is we stage very authentic grassroots protests right in their faces at their own events. Like, we infiltrate. And then we get it on tape. And then, when our guys get beat up —
Project Veritas: You mean authentic-seeming grassroots?
FOVAL: No, authentic.
PV: You mean —
PV: So like — progressive, what we saw in Madison.
FOVAL: We train up our people, wherever they are, to — and I work with a network of groups, we train them up on how to get themselves into a situation on tape, on camera, that we can use later.
PV: So some of this, so I probably know your work.
FOVAL: I know you do. Everybody does. But —
PV: You mean like a situation where it’s sort of like a —
FOVAL: You remember the Iowa State Fair thing where Scott Walker grabbed the sign out of the dude’s hand and then the dude gets kind of roughed up right in front of the stage right there on camera?
FOVAL: That was all us. The guy that got roughed up is my counterpart, who works for Bob [Creamer].
PV: And that was like, storyboarded? Him getting roughed up like that?
FOVAL: We scenarioed it.
PV: And so you, like leant yourselves to that situation and it happened. A self-fulfilling prophecy.
FOVAL: We not only leant ourselves, we planted multiple people in that front area around him and in the back to make sure there wasn’t just a action that happened up front, there was also a reaction that happened out back. So the cameras, when they saw it, saw double angles of stuff like, they saw what happened up front, and they saw the reaction of people out back.
PV: That’s f****g brilliant. That’s brilliant.
FOVAL: And then the reporters had people to talk to.
In addition, Foval admits to paying mentally ill and homeless people to do “some crazy stuff” at rallies.
The term birddogging is actually used in recently released emails from WikiLeaks by the Clinton campaign itself.
Project Veritas promises that this is only the first of a several part series on this “dark money conspiracy”.