Don't repeat that to anybody: did Hillary sign off on the private group's plot?
The James O’Keefe project has released a series of videos implicating collusion between the party, the 501(c)(4) group Americans United for Change, and the Clinton campaign. After part I was released, AUFC fired Scott Foval, national field director, and Robert Creamer, married to Illinois Representative Jan Schakowsy, resigned from the Democratic National Committee. In that video, the implication is that Creamer was involved in paying for people to directly incite violence at Trump rallies. O’Keefe has been accused of editing his work to make political points rather than be investigative journalism in his secretly filmed ACORN office videos.
The undercover project has resulted in at least one Federal Election Commission complaint, filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, that the collusion is illegal.
Creamer is filmed in this video saying “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground…So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.” When the unpictured cameraman reacts, Cramer adds ““Don’t repeat that to anybody.”
White House visitor logs show Creamer signed in over 200 times and met with Obama directly 45 times. When questioned by reports, White House spokesman Eric Schultz seemed to sidestep the issue: “Again, I don’t know if we’ve looked at each and every one, but I know that a lot of them were large events, over a hundred people, even over a thousand people, from what I could see”.
A second part of the video shows Chrisitna Reynolds, deputy communications Director for Hillary for America, in a phone conversation saying “The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck — I mean, Trump.”
Trump addressed the allegations directly with Clinton in the most recent debate: “If you look at what came out today on the clips, I was wondering what happened with my rally in Chicago and other rallies where we had such violence. She’s the one, and Obama, that caused the violence. They hired people, they paid them $1,500, and they’re on tape saying, be violent, cause fights, do bad things.”