This week our friend James O’Keefe III at Project Veritas Action began releasing a series of undercover videos with shocking information about left-wing nonprofits — 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) groups — that appear to have been behind the Left’s well-organized false flag operation against the Donald Trump campaign.
Worse, those nonprofits appear to have been illegally collaborating with the Hillary Clinton campaign to pay people to show up at Trump campaign rallies and initiate physical altercations. The goal was to make it appear that Trump supporters were knuckle-dragging thugs in order to discredit Trump’s candidacy.
As Joel Pollak noted in a prescient column at Breitbart News on Aug. 10, the Left believes:
creating violence is a no-lose strategy. If protesters can provoke Trump supporters to be violent, they embarrass Trump and cast him as a fascist. And if the protesters themselves are violent, voters will understand that a Trump victory will be met with violent mob resistance.
The left has recruited some Beltway Republicans — the NeverTrump faction — as a willing echo chamber for this meme. Mere hours before the San Jose riot, David French — then considering a third-party run for president to undermine Trump and give the election to Hillary Clinton — accused Trump of inciting violence.
Trump’s primary opponents, too, blamed Trump for the riot that closed down his Chicago rally in April — rather than blaming the organized left-wing groups that created the chaos.
It is not news to those who follow the activist Left that these people commit these kind of acts, but to have up-close-and-personal video footage of senior Clinton operatives acknowledging — even bragging — about using mentally ill people to start fights at Trump rallies is another thing altogether.
CRC vice president Matthew Vadum immediately wrote a long report on the first video for FrontPage Magazine, including thorough histories of the radicals who run the nonprofits involved (warning: harsh language from the activists). The radicals’ backgrounds include heading unions like the American Federation of Teachers, AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), and SEIU (Service Employees International Union), as well as serving as high-level staff for the Sierra Club, pro-Hillary super PACs, People for the American Way, Center for American Progress, and Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev).