New Project Veritas Video Reveals How Pay for Play Creates Access to Clinton, Obama
Gaining access to Hillary Clinton and President Barack Obama is a simple matter of cutting a check, according to a new video released by Project Veritas. (Mild language warning.)
In this video, Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe describes an undercover operation where his group bought a shell company that sent $20,000 to a Democratic operation called Americans United for Change (AUC). Top Democratic operative Robert Creamer and AUC were told that the money was rerouted through Belize. According to Creamer, the cash would likely gain O’Keefe’s “donor” access to both the Democratic presidential nominee and the current occupant of the White House.
O’Keefe said AUC returned the donation after the first in the current Project Veritas video series was released earlier this month. According to The Washington Times, however, AUC president Brad Woodhouse claims the money was returned because “it was discovered that this was a Donald Trump-funded James O’Keefe scam,” and “the last thing we want to be associated with is a character like O’Keefe, who has been convicted and successfully sued for his illegal tactics and fraudulent activities.”
A spokesperson for AUC did not immediately return The Stream’s attempt to clarify whether AUC would have returned the possibly illegal donation if it was not affiliated with O’Keefe’s organization. O’Keefe notes AUC held onto the money for a month before discovering his involvement.
The video is the fourth in a series that appears to show Creamer, former AUC operative Scott Foval and others engaging in illegal and disruptive actions to help Clinton win the White House in November.
The first video, released in mid-October, catches Foval and Creamer discussing how they incite violence at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s rallies. The second presents the Democrats’ possibly illegal Get Out The Vote efforts, while the third video shows evidence of illegal coordination between Clinton’s campaign and outside groups.
Foval was fired from AUC after the first video was released, and Creamer resigned from Democracy Partners, a group he founded. Both men and both groups have denied any wrongdoing.