A Democratic operative campaigning for Hilary Clinton has resigned and another has been fired after a video surfaced purportedly showing members of their organization discussing ways to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies.
From Daily Mail
Robert Creamer — the husband of Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois — said he was ‘stepping back’ from his role after conservative activist James O’Keefe released footage appearing to show senior staffers plotting ways to undermined the Republican candidate’s campaign events.
In the video, Creamer and other strategists appear to advise protesters to get into situations where they would be captured on camera, producing footage that could be used at later stages of the race for the White House.
Creamer’s staffers also appear to take credit for a violent protest in Chicago on March 11, that forced the Secret Service to cancel a Trump rally.
One operative, Scott Foval, said they had even paid mentally-ill and homeless people to be disruptive during the demonstrations.
The Democratic National Committee has since tried to distance themselves from the footage, while Trump claims the media have ignored it.
In a statement released on Monday, Creamer confirmed he was stepping down.
He said he was ‘unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing Hilary Clinton, and defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election.’
‘As a result I have indicated to the Democratic National Committee that I am stepping back from my responsibilities working with the campaign,’ he added.
Creamer denied that any of the scenarios discussed in the O’Keefe tape may have actually happened.
The video, which was released by right-wing activists Project Veritas Action, shows Foval, the national field director for the progressive Americans United for Change, explaining how anti-Trump protesters are paid
Foval, who was fired after the , says the Clinton campaign ‘pays the DNC. DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, the Foval Group executes the s*** on the ground.’
‘It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say,’ Foval concludes. ‘We need to win this motherf******.’
He goes on to say that his staff trains protesters ‘on how to get themselves into a situation on tape, on camera, that we can use later.’
‘We regret the unprofessional and careless hypothetical conversations that were captured on hidden cameras of a regional contractor for our firm, and he is no longer working with us,’ Creamer said of Foval.
‘While none of the schemes described in the conversations every took place, these conversations do not at all reflect the values of Democracy Partners,’ he added.
Creamer — who founded the left-wing consultancy Democracy Partners — told an undercover investigator that his organization has ‘a whole team across the country that does that … wherever Trump and Pence are gonna be.’
He said his assets on the ground include ‘consultants and people from the Democratic Party, and the Democratic Party apparatus, and people from the campaign, the Clinton campaign.’
Creamer in 2005 pleaded guilty to defrauding nine different banks and other financial institutions to the tune of $2.3 million.
Barely a year after he was released from prison, Creamer went to work for President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign, training volunteers.
In the tape, Creamer’s organization takes credit for a March 11 melee in Chicago during a Trump rally.We have mentally-ill people that we pay to do s***, make no mistake. Over the last twenty years. I’ve paid off a few homeless guys to do crazy stuffScott Foval, Democratic operative
Secret Service officials called off the Republican candidate’s downtown rally that night after agents on the ground concluded that there were credible threats to Trump’s safety.
Aaron Black, a Democracy Partners organizer, said on tape: ‘The Chicago protest when they shut all that? That was us. … None of this is supposed to come back to us, because we want it coming from the people, we don’t want it to come from the party.’
The video also includes a testimonial from activist Zulema Rodriguez, who says she and Black ‘did the Chicago Trump event where we shut [it] down.’
Rodriguez also takes credit for organizing a separate Arizona protest that shut down the only road leading to an outdoor Trump rally site.
Foval also confessed on tape that his organization has paid mentally-ill and homeless people to take part in political protests.
‘We have mentally-ill people that we pay to do s***, make no mistake,’ he said on the Project Veritas Action video.
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