James O’Keefe and Project Veritas are filing a formal complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Hillary Clinton’s campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
The decision comes amid increasing media coverage of the two videos released by O’Keefe, which expose apparently illicit actions by a group of political actors associated with the Clinton campaign, the DNC and the White House.
The establishment media was forced to cover O’Keefe’s videos after one subject, Robert Creamer, announced he would quit working for the DNC. This break came a day after the first video release prompted another subject, Scott Foval, to leave his job with another Democratic political group, Americans United for Change.
James O’Keefe told Breitbart News exclusively:
As the chairman of Project Veritas, our work is financially independent and beholden to nobody. Our work is funded by thousands of contributors, small, medium, and large. What I have learned about our media – and it’s frightening – is that almost everyone is compromised. Media companies are beholden to stockholders and I have sources that I am trying to get to go on the record to explain that these companies are afraid of reporting this story for fear of political retaliation. If the public knew the truth, I think it would change everything about American politics.
O’Keefe’s complaint states:
This criminal conspiracy involves the knowing and willful creation of coordinated expenditures from prohibited corporate sources. As is detailed numerous times in the Veritas transcript, attached as EXHIBIT A, the supposedly independent speech and actions of third-party groups were directed, controlled, or puppeteered by HFA or the DNC. Indeed, the record establishes not just simple violations of the FECA’s coordination provisions, but ongoing knowing and willful evasion of federal election law requirements through a complicated scheme. Because this conspiracy involves large numbers of employees, heightened travel, production, and distribution costs and because of the nationwide scale of the operation, upon information and belief, this triggers criminal penalties under 52 U.S.C. § 30109(d)(1)(A)(i).
- By failing to abide by the law, these respondents misled the public about the true identity of speakers and funding sources for political protests and advocacy campaigns . This sort of evasion undermines the public’s trust in the electoral process and allows elite political operatives to operate above the law.
O’Keefe’s emphasized his claim that Foval said that another Iowa activist group will not participate unless they are compensated:
Scott Foval of AUFC on 09/15/16 “So, I’ll give an example. In Iowa. Progress Iowa has a built-in group of people that they can message, who will show up. But what they will not do, is do that unless someone is paying them on the proiect. Because there’s staff time involved, there’s transportation involved, there’s food, lodging, training, whatever, involved.
One exhibit in the complaint is a transcript from the video:
SCOTI FOVAL: We’re doing a lot of stuff down here that we won’t necessarily take credit for, because we’re contracted to the DNC … this is happening because we’re spreading things out. The problem we’ re having now, operationally, I can’t hire enough people right now.
PVA Reporter: I thought it was young activists, but, you’re hiring old ladies?
SCOTI FOVAL: We can hire any demo that we want. We use the same mechanism to recruit them that we do to make focus groups. When we have focus group, you maintain that list… [and select people for training]
PYA REPORTER : You’ re already pre-screening them to make sure they are, you know, down with the cause.
SCOTT FOVAL : We have to be really careful. Um, 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 gonna happen. We need to keep it, you know, I hate to use the Beyonce term, “partition,” but we need to keep the partition.
Foval emphasizes that the goal of “bird-dogging” is to create a sense of “anarchy” around Trump: ”The bird-dogging. The aggressive bird-dogging. What I call it is ‘conflict engagement.’ … Conflict engagement in the lines at Trump rallies? We’re starting anarchy. And he needs to understand that we’re starting anarchy.”
Our key ally in Wisconsin, Voces De Frontera Action, continues to do field organizing in 9 areas of the state to boost turnout of Latino voters. They have a 2-pronged approach to this activity:
- Documentation and Citizenship assistance to allow new citizen to know their rights and gain the right to vote (1.e. create new voters from immigrants)
- Mobilization and GOTV to get latino voters to the polls, through major data-driven outreach maximize returns-on-investments in the effort
- Protests and media campaigns targered at Trump / Pence / Johnson / Sensenbrenner / Ryan to ‘wake up’ the latino electorate as to why they should vote against these candidates
The Complaint, Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, Exhibit D can all be found through the preceding links.
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