In October 2016, investigative journalist James O’Keefe’s “Project Veritas” released a series of undercover, hidden-camera videos showing that DP and its co-founder Robert Creamer were collaborating with the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign to dispatch trained provocateurs to instigate violence and chaos at Republican events nationwide – especially at rallies for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump and vice presidential running-mate Mike Pence – throughout that year's election cycle. The purpose of this strategy – dubbed “bird-dogging” by Creamer and his allies – was to create a public perception of “anarchy” surrounding Trump, on the theory that the shock value of such a spectacle would undermine and erode his political support. For a detailed explanation of the strategy's genesis, activities, and key operatives, click here.
Whenever the media began to cover any of these DP-directed disruptions in 2016, Democracy Partners promptly provided video footage of the incidents to the Clinton campaign, the DNC, and a number of pro-Clinton Super PACs and activist organizations that were also involved in this “bird-dogging” project. Foremost among these additional groups were Americans United For Change, the Alliance for Change, the Alliance for Retired Americans, and Priorities USA.
In an undercover video segment released by James O'Keefe, one of Creamer’s consultants, Scott Foval – a formerAmericans United For Change and People For the American Wayemployee who in 2011 had founded a political consulting firm called the Foval Group– provided key details about the Democrat bird-dogging strategy. Specifically, Foval explained that the operation was structured in a manner that – if the public were ever to find out about it – would allow the DNC and the Clinton campaign to pretend that they knew nothing of it. “The thing that we have to watch is making sure there’s a double-blind between the actual campaign and the actual DNC and what we’re doing,” said Foval. “There’s a double-blind there, so that they can plausibly deny that they heard anything about it.” To help ensure that this plausible deniability was not in any way compromised, Democratic Party funding for the Foval Group was channeled through a highly circuitous path. Said Foval: “The campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, the Foval Group goes and executes the shit on the ground.”
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