Hillary is now seeing James O’Keefe spies everywhere

posted at 5:31 pm on August 22, 2015 by Jazz Shaw

So are we seeing creeping paranoia overtake Team Clinton as the federal wolves circle her email server or is she really seeing something taking shape? Either way, Clinton’s staff is taking this seriously enough to go on record with Time Magazine and claim that James O’Keefe is stalking them and sending dark agents of intrigue into their midst.

Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said.

The motivations of the women is not known, but their alleged techniques match those of Project Veritas, the conservative group run by James O’Keefe, which specializes in undercover stings meant to embarrass liberal groups and politicians. The group declined to comment on the Clinton campaign’s allegations. “Project Veritas does not comment on investigations, real or imagined,” said Daniel Pollack, the director of communications for the group.

A Clinton campaign official alleges that the women engaged in several efforts to entrap supporters. In one scheme, described by Clinton staff, a woman attempted to pass a cash donation to Clinton volunteers and interns. In another, a woman approached the campaign on Aug. 19 and said both her parents had donated to Clinton the legal maximum of $2700 each and wanted to funnel an additional donation through their daughter, a violation of federal law.

Well, that proves basically nothing, but it certainly sounds like something right up O’Keefe’s alley. Of the three women that Clinton’s staff claims to have photos or video of, they are at least heavily implying that one of them is Laura Loomer. You may remember Loomer from the recent criminal complaint filed against her following a different Project Veritas sting where they pretended to seek help setting up a university club to support ISIS. (Apparently the filming was done without permission.) All three of the women supposedly left the same phone number with volunteers which traces back to Students for a Conservative Voice at the University of Minnesota. So with all of that in mind, I suppose it’s completely reasonable that this is actually an attempt by O’Keefe to infiltrate the campaign. (Though the mass paranoia explanation would have been more amusing.)

I’ve yet to get too carried away with “sting” operations where the activist seems to be looking to entrap some witless volunteer or back bencher who might not know all the rules with tempting offers. I’m far more of a fan of undercover work which simply reveals people engaged in the illicit activity which is suspected. For one example, the Planned Parenthood videos weren’t entrapping anyone, simply offering the opportunity to them to make a pitch and try to score some money if they wished. At that point you give them enough rope and… well, you know the rest. If the Clinton team is really taking illegal donations in violation of campaign finance rules then that most certainly needs to be brought to light, but she’s been at this for a long time and has an experienced staff. Yes, Clinton is responsible for the actions of all of her staffers in her function as captain of the ship, but I’d be highly surprised if the professionals on her forward deployed offices are that stupid. Anything’s possible, though. I’m sure we’ll find out in a few months.


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VAST rightwing conspiracy.

davidk on August 22, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Since when did the source of money bother the Clintons?

GarandFan on August 22, 2015 at 5:35 PM

(REUTERS) – Republican Donald Trump is pulling away from the pack in the race for the party’s U.S. presidential nomination, widening his lead over his closest rivals in the past week, a Reuters/Ipsos poll showed on Friday.

Republican voters show no signs they are growing weary of the brash real estate mogul, who has dominated political headlines and the 17-strong Republican presidential field with his tough talk about immigration and insults directed at his political rivals. The candidates are vying to be nominated to represent their party in the November 2016 general election.

Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed online said they backed Trump, up from 24 percent a week earlier, the opinion poll found. Trump had nearly double the support of his closest competitor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who got 16 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third at 8 percent.

Even when Trump was pitted directly in the poll against just his top two competitors, 44 percent backed him. Bush won about 29 percent of respondents, and Carson 25 percent.

VorDaj on August 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

They’re Coming to Take Me Away

tanked59 on August 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Perfectly sane reaction for a candidate for POTUS….I also heard that the right wing wants Hillary’s vital body fluids….I threw up a little in the back of my mouth.

jukin3 on August 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM

Boo!

Akzed on August 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM

She should be more worried about President ValJar and the Vast Left-Wing Conspiracy that’s been set into motion to rob her of her rightful throne …

ShainS on August 22, 2015 at 5:42 PM

She and her megalomania needs to be thrown into a volcano.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM

VorDaj on August 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Very interesting.

Meanwhile HRC and her cronies are spastic mutants campaigning their way into a quagmire.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 5:48 PM

She and her megalomania needs to be thrown into a volcano.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Volcanoes only want young nubile women.

RickB on August 22, 2015 at 5:49 PM

Another typical excuse from Clintonland, which lives in its own fantasy world. If Hillary weren’t such an unlikeable, horrible political figure and candidate, she could have already been in her seventh year as dictator POTUS.

Aizen on August 22, 2015 at 5:52 PM

I don’t know. I kind of doubt it was Project Veritas. The Clinton machine is too slick for that.

They use wealthy bundlers and laundering schemes so it can’t be traced back to the campaign.

reaganaut on August 22, 2015 at 5:55 PM

Rent free, btw.

BobMbx on August 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM

Hillary is now seeing James O’Keefe spies everywhere

Ok Jazz… I am officially sending the Beer police after you… It is clearly indisputable you have not been keeping up with you doctors recommendation of at least 2 pints of stout per day… Your posts are threatening to get incoherent…

oscarwilde on August 22, 2015 at 5:56 PM

She and her megalomania needs to be thrown into a volcano.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Trying to give the volcano gods indigestion so that they blow up the entire world? Sometime you make me worried Puppy…

oscarwilde on August 22, 2015 at 5:58 PM

Volcanoes only want young nubile women.

RickB on August 22, 2015 at 5:49 PM

There’s a couple of words never used to describe Hillary by any sane person.

Judge_Dredd on August 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM

There’s a couple of words never used to describe Hillary by any sane person.

Judge_Dredd on August 22, 2015 at 6:05 PM

Unless they are as blind as a bat and without the radar.

VorDaj on August 22, 2015 at 6:09 PM

OT:

Man gets bionic pee-pee…

I wonder if it makes that cool bionic sound.

(Commenter Note: Readers born after 1985 may have no idea what that is, so here’s a sample)

BobMbx on August 22, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Remember: just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you…

Kraken on August 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

oscarwilde on August 22, 2015 at 5:58 PM

You are just trying to get me to wipe my screen with a cloth.

stop being funny.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 6:27 PM

“Dude, you’re getting a CELL”

Fortyback on August 22, 2015 at 6:28 PM

Right now, Hillary Clinton is that left over 4 day old piece of pizza in the back of the fridge that just about to turn into a big piece of blue/green mold.

Wallythedog on August 22, 2015 at 6:30 PM

Paranoia strikes deep.

Into your life it will creep.

It starts when you’re always afraid.

Do another line, the men come and take your server away.

coldwarrior on August 22, 2015 at 6:31 PM

VAST rightwing conspiracy.

davidk on August 22, 2015 at 5:33 PM

YUGE, even.

partsnlabor on August 22, 2015 at 6:42 PM

Remember: just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean people aren’t out to get you…

Kraken on August 22, 2015 at 6:26 PM

“Even paranoids have enemies.”

– Henry Kissenger

itsspideyman on August 22, 2015 at 6:44 PM

The funny thing is no matter how paranoid they get they still won’t be able to stop the stupid.

Cindy Munford on August 22, 2015 at 6:50 PM

Hillary Clinton has the sixth sense … she sees conservative people.

As Akzed said,

“Boo.”

Grinch on August 22, 2015 at 6:54 PM

And they’re coming to take me away Ha Ha
They’re coming to take me away ho ho, he he, ha ha
to the funny farm where life is beautiful all the time, and I’ll be happy to see those nice young men in their clean white coats
and they’re coming to take me away ha ha!

Athanasius on August 22, 2015 at 6:55 PM

@Cindy

Ergo, for the incompetent. None of this will make political figures on the left change their behavior in any way. To them, the only mistakes were getting caught, and then being unable to quickly sweep things under the rug.

Aizen on August 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

Descent of a woman.

partsnlabor on August 22, 2015 at 7:06 PM

.

Nearly 32 percent of Republicans surveyed online said they backed Trump, up from 24 percent a week earlier, the opinion poll found. Trump had nearly double the support of his closest competitor, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who got 16 percent. Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson was third at 8 percent.

Even when Trump was pitted directly in the poll against just his top two competitors, 44 percent backed him. Bush won about 29 percent of respondents, and Carson 25 percent.

VorDaj on August 22, 2015 at 5:37 PM

Well, I hate to say it, but its over. Let’s stop delaying the inevitable. He’s the man

Brock Robamney on August 22, 2015 at 7:07 PM

blink on August 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

Just don’t ask whose balls those are…

Kraken on August 22, 2015 at 7:16 PM

HOT AIR is desperately trying to avoid ANY story on Trump today because of THIS……

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/21/us-usa-election-poll-trump-idUSKCN0QQ2CO20150821

Despite grasping at every straw to prove Trump loses in HYPOTHETICAL head to heads with the others …Today it seems Trump is 15% ahead of his closest rival head to head at 44% …6% less than a plurality… factor in voter enthusiasm and Trump may already be over the top

dio55 on August 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM

dio55 on August 22, 2015 at 7:17 PM

Mark my words. Trump already has this thing locked up.

Anybody that rises anywhere near his numbers will get a well publicized smackdown about their weakness and his strengths.

Its called fighting.

SpongePuppy on August 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Both the Right and Left should be checking up on the other side. The more people investigating both sides the more honest thins should be.

Linh_My on August 22, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Was this woman wearing a blue dress?

Deafdog on August 22, 2015 at 7:33 PM

Hillary is now seeing James O’Keefe spies everywhere

…she should check her cankels!

JugEarsButtHurt on August 22, 2015 at 7:37 PM

Maybe we should gaslight her.

AtTheRubicon on August 22, 2015 at 7:51 PM

Various conservative sites should start leaking that we have infiltrated the campaign. It would be like mentioning we have a spy network in North Korea – paranoia will cause many heads to roll.

She’s probably nearing the end now that her “Oh sure I’ll give you my [old, blank] server” ruse is exposed. Hillary will be lucky to stay out of prison.

And we haven’t even got to the bribery stuff yet!

Adjoran on August 22, 2015 at 7:53 PM

She looks great in Orange. My is she stupid.

Basilsbest on August 22, 2015 at 7:54 PM

Hillary Clinton’s campaign offices around the country have been put on alert after at least two women approached Iowa staff under the guise of being supporters in an apparent effort to catch the campaign engaging in improper or illegal activity, a Clinton campaign official said.

They found it odd because they know Hillary will never again have a new supporter, let alone two.

James on August 22, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Aizen on August 22, 2015 at 6:58 PM

With the able assistance of like minded media.

Cindy Munford on August 22, 2015 at 8:02 PM

this is a totally fake story. It is an
inoculation against the charge that her
campaign is engaging in crooked practices.

the pieces don’t fit when you drill down
into the details. It plays off a rehash
of the Evil anti-Acorn O’Keefe.

they are not scared…they are the Machine.

r keller on August 22, 2015 at 8:04 PM

Crazy AND criminal, what’s not to like.

Bishop on August 22, 2015 at 8:13 PM

BOO!

Star Bird on August 22, 2015 at 8:15 PM

SO sick of Democrats thinking they can get away with everything, so I’m enjoying every second of this. I hope she’s having nightmares. She’s furious and terrified, and it shows.

It has to be killing her that her own paranoia is what got her into this whole situation. hahahaha All that drudgery in the Senate and Cabinet for NOTHING. How do you like that, Madam Secretary?

Zoe on August 22, 2015 at 8:58 PM

I smell a rat. MrsClinon is under seige – so what’s the best thing to do – act a victim. Don’t trust any of them.

srdem65 on August 22, 2015 at 9:49 PM

James O’Keefe is a modern day American hero.

fossten on August 23, 2015 at 6:22 AM

Why would O’Keefe bother? Clinton is already in hot water over classified emails.

MsYoung on August 23, 2015 at 6:52 AM

In one scheme, described by Clinton staff, a woman attempted to pass a cash donation to Clinton volunteers and interns. In another, a woman approached the campaign on Aug. 19 and said both her parents had donated to Clinton the legal maximum of $2700 each and wanted to funnel an additional donation through their daughter, a violation of federal law.

O’Keefe? These were standard Clinton practices before he was born.

Younggod on August 23, 2015 at 8:09 AM

Students for a Conservative Voice at the University of Minnesota

Left this phone number? Messin’ with their minds, that’s all.

All H’s troubles are coming from the Left-wingers who are smart enough to realize she can’t win. If it was Conservatives, all this would be happening in about a year when all the ballots with her name on were already printed.

cottontail on August 23, 2015 at 8:09 AM

If so Veritas is stupid…you don’t try to trap an animal already trapped…

This is the time to sit back and watch her slowly sink…in fact come up to her and say “We were going to do a sting to take you down, but we don’t have to, you are doing it yourself”…

right2bright on August 23, 2015 at 8:52 AM

A Clinton campaign official alleges that the women engaged in several efforts to entrap supporters.

LOL, Clintons don’t can’t turn down money, it’s one of the laws of physics.

antipc on August 23, 2015 at 10:57 AM

In Hillary’s defense, paranoia is only a waypoint on the path to insanity.

Mahdi on August 23, 2015 at 2:39 PM

So are we seeing creeping paranoia overtake Team Clinton

Hillary, the new Nixon!

RJL on August 23, 2015 at 4:42 PM