“Conflict engagement” means paying leftist agitators, the homeless and the mentally ill, to cause melees at Trump rallies.
The frequent outbursts of violence at Republican candidate Donald Trump’s campaign rallies have been orchestrated and paid for by Hillary Clinton’s campaign, a stunning new undercover video suggests.
Why isn’t the mainstream media apart from Fox News covering this new scandal? Perhaps because reporters overwhelmingly support Hillary Clinton in the election. In terms of dollars donated to the Clinton and Trump campaigns, journalists favor Clinton by a factor of 27 to 1. They’ve given more than $382,000 to Clinton’s campaign compared to just $14,000 to Trump’s campaign, according to the Center for Public Integrity.
This newly revealed Reichstag fire of a plot by Democrats at the highest levels is “a direct assault on democracy and the rule of law,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) told Sean Hannity on Fox News Channel last night. “This is a hundred times bigger than Watergate.”
Gingrich may be on to something. Thanks to the video provided by Project Veritas Action, Americans will now be able to see that the Left has been running a clandestine operation against Trump for some time now.
The idea was to concoct evidence that Trump supporters were crazy, knuckle-dragging thugs in order to discredit the billionaire businessman’s campaign for president. Many left-wingers already call Trump a fascist or a Nazi so creating the appearance at Trump rallies that the candidate’s supporters are violent put some meat on the bone, so to speak. It’s the Big Lie American-style, a huge false-flag operation generated by a real-life vast left-wing conspiracy.
This, of course, is what the Left does. Its agenda-setters dislike stories that deviate from their preferred narrative. They will lie and distort in order to shoehorn events to support their worldview. This is why Americans were told over and over again that the Tea Party movement was violent and dangerous, while Black Lives Matter and Occupy Wall Street are gentle and benign. This is why we are told Republicans are greedy, heartless, and racist, while Democrats are selfless, compassionate, and color-blind.
In the video, Americans United for Change (AUfC) operative Scott Foval is shown on camera saying, "One of the things we do is we stage very authentic grassroots protests right in their faces at their own events. Like, we infiltrate."
Ethics, shmethics, is Foval’s attitude. "It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherfucker." He adds, “we’re starting anarchy here.”
The Clinton campaign “is fully in it,” veteran left-wing strategist Robert Creamer confirms on hidden camera. “Hillary knows through the chain of command what’s going on.”
In another clip, Creamer is shown saying, “I’m not suggesting we wait around. We need to start this shit right away on every one of these fronts.”
The new video also appears to unveil a carefully coordinated scheme to circumvent campaign finance laws involving what some call the “Brocktopus,” or the network of organizations created by Media Matters for America founder and Hillary Clinton ally David Brock to get Clinton elected.
In the footage released by ACORN slayer James O’Keefe III yesterday, Creamer and Foval were caught explaining in detail their devious plan to generate negative media coverage of Trump events.
Creamer, a practitioner of the agitation arts taught by Marxist community organizing guru Saul Alinsky, is the husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), a socialist and advocate of single-payer health care. Creamer is considered by many to be the legislative architect of Obamacare. He also wrote a series of bad checks to cover his salary at a nonprofit and went to prison. Prosecutors wanted to send him up the river for 37 months but he received a mere five-month sentence and 11 months of home confinement from a friendly Democrat judge.
The information provided by Creamer and Foval is damning because it spells out the relationship between their various dirty tricks crews across the country and the leadership of the Democratic Party and how these people go about their illicit business.
But first let’s look at what Creamer said.
“Wherever Trump and Pence are gonna be we have events,” Creamer explains in the video. “We have a call with the campaign every day to go over the focuses that need to be undertaken.”
And we have a whole team across the country that does that. Both consultants and people from the Democratic Party and the Democratic Party apparatus and people from the campaign, the Clinton campaign. And my role in the campaign is to manage all that.
Creamer founded Democracy Partners in 2011. He explains, “Just for a little orientation, Democracy Partners is kind of a group practice of a variety of consultants that do, essentially, a wide variety of different kinds of political consulting.”
Foval says that he works “with Bob Creamer one to one. I’m the white hat; Democracy Partners is kind of dark hat.” He adds, “Bob Creamer is diabolical and I love him for it.”
“We are contracted directly with the DNC and the campaign both,” Foval says. “I am contracted to him [Creamer], but I answer to the head of special events for the DNC and the head of the special events and political for the campaign.”
“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,” Foval says.
“We are the primary mechanism as a team. Democracy Partners is the tip of the spear on that stuff.”
Foval explains that his teams use “a script of engagement” to taunt and provoke Trump supporters. “Sometimes the crazies bite and sometimes the crazies don’t bite.”
The goal is to bring about a physical confrontation that will make it into media reports.
“If you’re there and you’re protesting and you do these actions, you will be attacked at Trump rallies,” he says. “That’s what we want.”
“The whole point of it is that we know Trump’s people will freak the fuck out, his security team will freak out, and his supporters will lose their shit.”
It is important to get the confrontation started in the lineup waiting to get in to the rally, Foval says.
Because once they’re inside the rally they’re under Secret Service’s control. When they’re outside the rally, the media will cover it no matter where it happens. The key is initiating the conflict by having leading conversations with people who are naturally psychotic. I mean honestly, it is not hard to get some of these assholes to pop off. It’s a matter of showing up, to want to get into the rally, in a Planned Parenthood t-shirt. Or, Trump is a Nazi, you know. You can message to draw them out, and draw them to punch you.”
Foval brags about the rent-a-mobs he keeps on standby across America.
We have to have people prepared to go wherever these events are, which means we have to have a central kind of agitator training. Now, we have a built-in group of people in New York who do this. We have a built-in group of people in D.C. who do this. We have a group of people in Vegas. We have a group of people in Colorado. We have a group of people in Minneapolis.
Foval says that “We have to be really careful because what we don’t need is for it to show up on CNN that the DNC paid for X people to, that’s not going to happen.” Events perceived as partisan by the media are far less likely to get worthwhile coverage, he says.
“It’s something that Bob and I obsess about is we’re not going to go to an effort to just do an event and not have anybody show up or not have it covered,” he says. “We have to get coverage.”
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? That was all us. The guy that got roughed up is my counterpart who works for Bob.
Shirley Teeter, the 69-year-old lady who claimed to have been assaulted at a Trump rally in North Carolina, “was one of our activists,” Foval says. She “had been trained up to birddog.”
He explained what “birddogging” is.
So the term birddogging, you put people in the line at the front, which means they have to get there at six o’clock in the morning because they have to get in front of the rally, so what when Trump comes down the rope line they’re the ones asking him the question in front of the reporters, because they’re pre-placed there. 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 birddog.
Foval bragged about exploiting homeless people and people with psychiatric problems.
I’m saying we have mentally ill people that we pay to do shit, make no mistake. Over the last 20 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 union guys, they’ll do whatever you want. They’re rock ’n roll.
Foval explained how the super PACs communicate with each other and how their information finds its way to the DNC, likely in violation of federal law.
And then there’s the DNC and the campaigns and Priorities [Clinton’s super PAC]. Priorities is a big part of this too. The campaigns and DNC cannot go near Priorities, 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.
“We’re consultants,” Foval says, “so we’re not the official entity and so those conversations can be had between consultants who are working for different parts.”
An undercover journalist asks, “So there’s like a Morse code between the DNC and the super PACs?”
“It’s less of a Morse code than it is a text conversation that never ends,” Foval says. “It’s like that. It’s kind of like an ongoing Pony Express.”
The process is “not as efficient as it could be but that’s because the law doesn’t allow it to.”
The thing that we have to watch is making sure there is a double blind between the actual campaign and the actual DNC and what we’re doing. There’s a double blind there. So they can plausibly deny that they knew anything about it.
A group Foval works for and repeatedly references in the video is Americans United for Change, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit headquartered in Washington, D.C. It had a $4 million budget in the year ending June 30, 2015. Ploughshares Fund Inc., which was instrumental in the Iranian nuclear nonproliferation pact process, gave Americans United for Change $64,971 in grants in 2014.
From 2010 to the present, AUfC has paid one of Creamer’s firms, Chicago-based Strategic Consulting Group, $955,132 as a contractor, according to IRS filings.
The cast of characters involved in Americans United for Change is a who’s who of the nation’s Democrat power elite.
According to the most recent publicly available IRS Form 990 for the period ending June 30, 2015, the group’s board members and corporate officers are:
Lee Saunders, AUfC board chairman, is president of AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees). He gave a keynote address at DNC 2016 in Philadelphia.
Brad Woodhouse, AUfC president, is president of two pro-Hillary super PACs, American Bridge 21st Century and Correct the Record. He is a former DNC communications director.
Mike Lux, AUfC secretary, is CEO of Progressive Strategies, and cofounder and CEO of Democracy Partners. His online bio states he serves on the boards of Arca Foundation, Netroots Nation, Progressive Congress, and USAction, that he founded and chairs American Family Voices, cofounded Ballot Initiative Strategy Center, Progressive Majority, Women’s Voice/Women Vote, and Center for Progressive Leadership. The bio states “he played a role in the early days of launching” the Center for American Progress, Air America, and MoveOn. He is aformer senior vice president for political action at People for the American Way (PfAW) and PfAW Foundation, and helped launch the PfAW PAC and the PfAW Voters Alliance. Lux was hired by the DNC on Sept. 27 as senior adviser for progressive outreach for the rest of the 2016 campaign.
Khalid Pitts, AUfC treasurer, is national political director for the Sierra Club, and a partner in Democracy Partners. He is an executive board member and secretary-treasurer for the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority. Pitts is president USAction, a pressure group cofounded by professional Alinskyite and DNC trainer Heather Booth, who founded the community organizing school, the Midwest Academy. He was also director of strategic campaigns for SEIU and a member of the board of Coalition on Human Needs.
Mary Kay Henry is international president of SEIU (Service Employees International Union). She gave an address at DNC 2016.
Randi Weingarten ispresident of the American Federation of Teachers. Like Henry, shegave an address at DNC 2016.
Former Rep. David Obey (D-Wisc.) is a former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.
Susan McCue is president of Message Global LLC. She co-chairs Senate Majority PAC and is a; former chief of staff to then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). She was deputy assistant secretary for public affairs under then-HUD Secretary Andrew Cuomo. McCue worked for the Associated Press, National Journal, and the New York Times. Her online bio states in 2007 GQ magazine named her “one of the 50 most powerful people in Washington,” and in 2006 Washingtonian Magazine “named her one of the 100 most powerful women in Washington.” She helped organize the “Camden Uprising” concert during DNC 2016 which featured Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravity, and DC Jazzy Jeff.
Jim Messina was the Obama 2012 campaign manager and Obama White House deputy chief of staff for operations.
Chuck Loveless is a senior advisor at Nueva Vista Group LLC. He is a former director of federal government affairs for AFSCME and a past chairman of the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans’ Public Employees Committee. Loveless is a former chairman of Americans for Tax Fairness.
But that’s not all.
Prominent Democrat operatives have served on the board of Americans United for Change in the past.
Among them are: Roger Hickey and Robert Borosage of the Campaign for America’s Future; Karen Olick, managing director, SKDKnickerbocker; and Adam Luna, senior advisor, United We Dream Network Inc., who also served as policy director for America’s Voice and America’s Voice Education Fund.
Thomas McMahon once served as AUfC’s acting executive director. He is a partner in New Partners and was executive director of the DNC from February 2005 to July 2010, according to his LinkedIn profile. He was deputy campaign manager for Howard Dean’s presidential run in 2004 and deputy director of advance in Bill Clinton’s White House from 1995 to 1997.
Former AUfC executive Caren Benjamin is now vice president of West End Strategy. Benjamin was an adviser to Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), press secretary for Sen. Bob Graham (D-Fla.), and worked as a communications strategist at the AFL-CIO and Vanguard Communications. She also was a reporter with the Las Vegas Review-Journal and the Associated Press in Washington, New York, and Nevada, according to her online bio.
O’Keefe promises another bombshell video Tuesday.
“Tomorrow we release our next installment of this investigation where we expose a voter fraud scheme discussed at the highest levels,” O’Keefe said. “The Hillary Clinton campaign is leaving nothing to chance as we have seen and will continue reveal as our undercover investigation into the dark machine of the Hillary Clinton campaign continues,”
“Hillary, check your email,” O’Keefe added cheekily.