A strategy to have Donald Duck characters show up at Donald Trump rallies nationwide to disrupt his political campaign has been linked by an activist directly to Hillary Clinton, Trump’s Democratic opponent.
“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,” said Robert Creamer, an activist and husband of Democratic Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, in an undercover video released by James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action.
Creamer was a star player in the two undercover videos released last week, after which he reportedly was dismissed for statements he made about vote-rigging.
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The video also reveals a direct conflict between what Creamer was confirming – Clinton’s active involvement in such decisions and campaigns – and the claim of her campaign manager, Robby Mook.
Mook told CNN over the weekend that there was no pathway between the activists staging violence and Clinton.
“These individuals no longer have a relationship with the DNC,” he said. “They’ve never had a relationship with the Clinton campaign and my understanding is that the events that are referenced happened I think in February of last year.
“They did not have a contract with the DNC until June. But putting all that aside, this was again a video that was leaked out with the purpose of damaging the campaign, it is edited so we don’t know what the full context is. And there’s no evidence whatsoever … that anyone ever did anything like this when they were working for the DNC.”
In the new video from O’Keefe, Creamer explains: “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.”
“Don’t repeat that to anybody,” Creamer told the undercover Project Veritas journalists.
He repeated, “If the future president wants ducks, we will put ducks on the ground.”
The video is part three of an undercover video investigation into charges of fraud carried out by Clinton’s presidential campaign.
O’Keefe said it reveals the “illegal dark money conspiracy between Hillary Clinton’s campaign, the DNC and the not for profit corporation Americans United for Change.”
The Donald Duck characters started showing up at Trump rallies months ago.
Creamer explained the genesis.
“Tomorrow morning, at Trump Tower, I hope we can arrange it so it goes down the escalator. We will launch Donald Ducks. A guy in a Donald Duck costume with a sign that says, ‘Donald Duck’s releasing his tax returns.’”
Creamer ran Democracy Partners, a consulting company with ties to Clinton who had been to the White House 342 times while Obama has been president, including 47 meetings directly with Obama.
Creamer boasted on video how the theme is adaptable. “Donald ducks debates. Donald ducks whatever else he ducks. We are going to have Donald Ducks.”
Also on the video is Brad Woodhouse, president of Americans United for Change, who earlier fired Scott Foval after Foval appeared on video boasting about vote-rigging.
He said the scheme revolves “around the whole idea he is a duck.”
Creamer also gets specific about the instructions from Clinton.
“Then I get a call – I was actually on a plane to go to London last week – Christina Reynolds (Hillary for America, deputy communications director) calls saying: ‘I have good news and bad news. The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck – I mean, Trump. But the bad news is she wants it to be Donald Duck and that’s because Squader is an old Clinton man.’
“He (Squader) had gone to some buddy of his who is one of her body people and she had explained the idea to Hillary. And Hillary loved it.”
Woodhouse confirmed Clinton “has the right instinct on this. This thing is resonating, but that story is not exactly what you want to hear about how presidential decision-making happened.”
Said Creamer, “My answer is, ‘Christine, if the future president wants ducks, we will put ducks on the ground.’”
O’Keefe’s organization reported that the coordination between the campaign, the DNC and the Americans United for Change “smacks of illegal coordinated campaign expenditures.”
Project Veritas said experts explained, “It’s political activity opposing Trump, paid for by Americans United for Change funds but controlled by Clinton/her campaign.”
Creamer also confirmed he doesn’t expect copyright issues over the image, because the Donald Duck costumes are rented and are not being used for commercial purposes.
Creamer said, “We originally launched this duck because Hillary Clinton wants the duck.”
Project Veritas noted it was following Watergate that Congress attempted to address issues of campaign coordination.
“To prove a violation three prongs are required. Payment, conduct and content. The payment is complicated but just the fact that Foval, a paid employee of Americans United for Change, was the duck at some events constitutes payment by AUFC. Conduct … based on their own admission the campaign, Creamer, their agent, and AUFC coordinated the duck activities. And finally, content. Donald Ducks is undeniably political content directed against one candidate for the sole purpose of helping another.
“We will admit that we don’t have all the lock-down evidence. But, if it looks like a duck, if it walks like a duck, and if it sounds like a duck. Then it’s probably a duck. They broke the law,” O’Keefe said.
Last week, Projecty Veritas filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission asking for an investigation into the Clinton campaign’s “criminal conspiracy.”
The filing of the complaint with the federal agency follows the release of two videos in which Democrats explain how they can attempt to change the outcome of the election through apparently fraudulent means, such as having people travel across state lines to vote illegally.
The complaint follows the filing of a another complaint with the FEC, by the Public Interest Legal Foundation, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to protect the right to vote, preserve the constitutional framework of American elections, and educate the public on the issue of election integrity.”
The video have resulted already in two Democratic operatives losing their jobs.
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One is Scott Foval, who had worked for People for the American Way, a George Soros-funded group, and more recently with Americans United for Change.
In the video, he said: “You know what? We’ve been busing people in to deal with you f—ing a—–es for 50 years, and we’re not going to stop now.”
Also, he said he and his agents are “starting anarchy” by creating “conflict engagement … in the lines at Trump rallies.”
Also out of work is Bob Creamer, founder and partner of Democracy Partners, and husband of Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.
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Talk-radio icon Rush Limbaugh said the evidence is worrisome.
“Every Trump rally would feature none of this [violence] unless the Democrats were paying for it. I think it’s a big deal, folks. The media is complicit. They know who these people are. … They’re in on it. They’re part of the game. … None of it’s organic. None of it’s natural. None of it’s real. Every bit of it is bought and paid for.
“[Democrats] can’t leave elections to chance because they know that, despite the way it may look, the majority of Americans would not support them if they knew who they are.”
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