As of tonight, WikiLeaks has now released roughly 32,000 out of the 50,000 emails that it claims to have obtained from John Podesta’s hacked email account. If that weren’t enough, James O’Keefe and his whistle-blowing organization, Project Veritas, is in the process of releasing a video series that is packed with damning evidence against the Hillary Clinton campaign machine.
Both the Podesta emails and the O’Keefe videos paint a clear picture of a rigged election; predictably, both have been met with virtual radio silence on behalf of the mainstream media. With so many facts flying around and so much diversion from the Clinton camp and beyond, it can be difficult to figure out what is truly going on. This article aims to help sort everything out.
WIKILEAKS – What is it?
WikiLeaks is a non-profit organization founded by Julian Assange in 2006. Its stated purpose is to hold world governments accountable by bringing the truth to light, usually by obtaining sensitive “leaked” documents and publishing them on the internet. Since its inception, WikiLeaks and Assange have been involved in a dizzying number of diplomatic controversies due to the organization’s penchant for embarrassing powerful leaders around the globe.
Since 2012, Assange has been operating out of the Ecuador embassy in London, who granted him asylum after he had been charged by Swedish authorities for rape. Assange has soundly denied the charges, insisting that they are part of the American government’s ploy to extradite him and stem the flow of its secret internal documents.
What do the Podesta leaks contain?
It is important to emphasize that the leaks represent an enormous cross-section of Podesta’s emails. That means that many of the emails are simply mundane work emails of no importance to the American public.
The rest of the emails, however, unearth a complex and cozy web of connections: one between the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee back in the primary; various ties between the Clinton Foundation and several foreign powers with dubious motives; and an insidious marriage of the Clinton machine and the mainstream media.
Uranium One: Part 1 of Podesta email dump started us off with a doozy. A company called Uranium One was sold to the Russian government, and Hillary helped authorize the transfer as Secretary of State. As the Russians took over the company, the Clinton Foundation began receiving million-dollar donations from entities related to the company’s chairman. Emails show that officials who helped Hillary finish the sale were granted political favors.
Paid Speeches: Primary contest rival Bernie Sanders repeatedly called on Hillary to release her paid Wall Street speeches… here’s why she refused. “So, you need both a public and a private position,” she told her fabulously wealthy donors during a closed-doors $225,000 talk, noting that “people get a little nervous” when they see the “back room discussions and the deals” involved in politicking. She also reassured her well-heeled listeners that pesky things like financial reform were simply a way to keep the peasant class happy, insinuating that she would essentially let Wall Street police itself.
Freaky Foreign Policy: Somehow, Hillary figured it would be a good idea to disclose some of her more unsettling national security ideas to her Wall Street allies. If China does not help the U.S. scramble North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, for example, Hillary suggests that the U.S. military could retaliate by surrounding the massive country with missiles until it relents. As for the sensitive South China Sea dispute, Hillary believes that it – as well as the Pacific Ocean – could be renamed the “American Sea” for all the work the U.S. has done throughout history.
Environmentalism? No Thanks: Despite hopes by many on the left that Clinton would be the candidate to ban fracking, the Clinton camp believes that such a move represents “an extreme position.” As for environmentalists who have been protesting so that the supposed liberal candidate will condemn the controversial practice, Hillary’s message is clear: “get a life.”
Fair Primary? Nah: The Bernie supporters who fervently believed that the primary was blatantly rigged in Hillary’s favor now have even more evidence. Current DNC Chair Donna Brazile has been outed as a desperate Hillary sycophant who went as far as to feed her a debate question verbatim. The DNC also conspired to rig the primary debate schedule in Hillary’s favor, just in case knowing the questions ahead of time wasn’t already enough of an advantage.
Not Just Clinton: While the majority of the bombshells contained within Podesta’s emails affect Hillary directly, the man whose job she is campaigning for was also implicated. Obama was found to have received a list of candidates for top administration positions from Michael Froman back in 2008. Froman, the current U.S. trade representative, was raking in millions per year from Citigroup at the time. Obama went on to follow his Wall Street buddy’s list to a degree that can only be considered frightening.
Morocco Moolah: A back-and-forth between Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook and Hillary’s confidante, Huma Abedin, offers a glimpse into the shady dealings of the Clinton Foundation. Hillary had agreed to appear at a Moroccan summit in May 2015, seemingly in exchange for a tidy $12 million donation to the foundation on behalf of the King of Morocco himself. Mook ended up calling on Hillary to cancel the meeting and send Bill and Chelsea instead, as she was about to announce her presidential campaign and a Morocco visit would be hard to justify.
Qatar Cash: Back in 2011, top Clinton foundations planned on arranging a meeting between Bill Clinton and the government of Qatar so that the Middle Eastern country could hand over a $1 million check to the Clinton Foundation. Why? It was a birthday present they promised the former president in 2011… or so they claimed. Weapons exports to Qatar and other foreign Clinton Foundation donors increased precipitously throughout the rest of Hillary’s time in the State Department.
MSM = Hillary’s PR Squad: The Hillary campaign got caught hosting an “off-the-records” cocktail party for “key national reporters,” with the stated goals of “framing the HRC message and framing the race.” The event was attended by a bevy of reporters from ABC, CNN, MSNBC, the New York Times, Politico, Vice, Vox, et al, and also featured appearances by the likes of Podesta, Abedin, Mook, and the rest of Hillary’s campaign elite.
The event seems to have worked. Politico’s chief political correspondent and senior staff writer Glenn Thrush sent a sniveling email to Podesta allowing him to give an article his seal of approval. The New York Times touched base with the Hillary campaign to determine how best to attack Trump while still maintaining some illusion of journalistic integrity. Clinton staffers discussed “placing a story” with sympathetic journalists, singling out specific reporters who have “never disappointed” them. Donna Brazile somehow had access to a CNN town hall question before the debate had aired.
Collusion between Hillary and the media stems back to the primary, when her staffers were instructing “independent” journalists to fabricate stories about Bernie Sanders that were promptly published without the authors disclosing their utter lack of impartiality.
Countless other examples of Hillary’s total control over the mainstream media have surfaced, most of which consist of journalists who are eager to prostrate themselves before the Clinton campaign in exchange for the favor of their chosen candidate.
“We Need to Clean This Up”: President Obama once claimed that he only learned about Hillary’s private email server by watching the news, just like everyone else. That has since been determined to not have been totally accurate, and Podesta’s emails have also revealed the damage control process that the false comments set into motion. Cheryl Mills, who worked under Hillary during her time as Secretary of State, told Podesta that “we need to clean this up — he has emails from her – they do not say state.gov.”
Subpoena Dodgers: An email shows Hillary’s staffers trying to figure out which emails should be turned over to investigators as part of the subpoena calling for ALL of Hillary’s emails to be turned over. “I’m sorry, I’m confused–what is it that we are saying we want to do? Release everything or just release what the committee has requested?” campaign manager Robby Mook wrote as staffers scrambled for a solution. Three weeks later, Clinton’s server would be wiped clean.
Pay-to-Play Expectations: What are Hillary’s biggest donors getting for their massive contributions? That’s what one prolific Obama and Clinton fundraiser wanted to know when he emailed Podesta directly to ensure that the Clinton campaign designates a team dedicated to fielding the “ideas/advice” of wealthy donors.
Obama’s Secret Email Address: Back in 2008, then-presidential candidate Barack Obama used the secret email address firstname.lastname@example.org to correspond with Podesta. This might have been the same private email address that the FBI believes Obama was using to communicate with Clinton at her own private email address, but the contents of those emails were never turned over.
This is by no means the entirety of the corruption that Podesta’s email leaks point to within the Hillary machine – there are tens of thousands of emails to go through and tens of thousands remaining to be released. At the very least, this list should reveal the extent to which the Hillary campaign is willing to skirt the law, commit flagrant ethics violations, and dismantle the integrity of the democratic process in the name of getting elected.
Project Veritas Videos: What are they?
In the words of Project Veritas: “Project Veritas Action has just released the first video in a multi-part series which exposes the dark secrets at the highest levels of the DNC and Clinton presidential campaign. Using hidden cameras, undercover journalists reveal key players coordinating clandestine operations in support of Hillary Clinton’s campaign. The video, supported by emails recently released by WikiLeaks, shows that the dirty tricks, lines of communications and the money trail lead all the way to the top.”
Who is involved?
The unwitting stars of the videos are as follows:
Scott Foval: National Field Director for Americans United for Change (AUFC). He was fired after the release of the first video.
Bob Creamer: Founder and partner at Democracy Partners. He “stepped down” after the release of the second video.
Brad Woodhouse: President of AUFC
Video I: Clinton Campaign and DNC Incite Violence at Trump Rallies
The bombshell opener to the Project Veritas videos blew the cover off the Hillary campaign narrative that sought to paint Donald Trump as an inciter of violence. That narrative, as the video proves, was carefully constructed by a chain of Hillary operatives that stretches from her campaign to the DNC and involves several furtive links to third-party organizations.
“The [Clinton] campaign pays DNC, DNC pays Democracy Partners, Democracy Partners pays the Foval Group, The Foval Group goes and executes the shit…” says Scott Foval. “Democracy Partners is the tip of the spear on that stuff.”
What is the “shit” Foval refers to? Bob Creamer says that Hillary has access to “a whole team across the country” consisting of people that are paid to stir up trouble at Trump and Pence events, courtesy of The Foval Group.
“I’m saying we have mentally ill people, that we pay to do shit, make no mistake,” Foval clarifies. “Over the last twenty years, I’ve paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff and I’ve also taken them for dinner, and I’ve also made sure they had a hotel, and a shower. And I put them in a program.”
This team of actors is responsible for what Foval refers to as “bird dogging.”
“So the term bird dogging, you put people in the line, at the front which means that they have to get there at six in the morning because they have to get in front at the rally, so that when Trump comes down the rope line, they’re the ones asking him the question in front of the reporter, because they’re pre-placed there,” explains Foval. “To funnel that kind of operation, you have to start back with people two weeks ahead of time and train them how to ask questions. You have to train them to bird dog.”
One such bird dogger is Aaron Minter, who goes by the name “Aaron Black” in the video. He claims to be responsible for sparking the violence at Trump’s Chicago rally that mired his campaign in controversy.
“So the Chicago protest when they shut all that, that was us,” says Black/Minter. “It was more him [Bob Creamer] than me, but none of this is supposed to come back to us, because we want it coming from people, we don’t want it to come from the party.”
Paid bird dogger Zulema Rodriguez was also present. “So B and I did the Chicago Trump event where we shut down, like all the, yeah…” she says, also admitting that she was responsible for helping shut down the highway at a Trump event in Arizona.
Video II: Mass Voter Fraud
Part two of the series again sidelines a narrative pushed heavily by the Hillary campaign, this time concerning voter fraud. While Hillary, the mainstream media, and even the Obama administration have hammered Trump on his assertion that the election is rigged, this video proves that the same operatives who were inciting violence at Trump rallies are also conspiring to commit large scale voter fraud.
“It’s a very easy thing for Republicans to say, ‘Well, they’re busing people in!’” Foval shouts in the video. “Well guess what? We’ve been busing people in to deal with you fuckin’ assholes for fifty years and we’re not going to stop now, we’re just going to find a different way to do it!”
“So, I mean I grew up with that idea,” Foval continues. “They used to bus people out to Iowa. If we needed people out there we’d bus people out to Iowa.”
Of course, Foval does not plan to get caught rigging an election. He describes how he goes out of his way to cover his tracks as he comes up with his nefarious plots.
“When I do this I think as an investigator first,” Foval admits. “I used to do the investigations, a different… method. I think backwards from how they would prosecute if they could, and then try to build out the method to avoid that.”
Foval goes on to break down the entire legal challenges surrounding voter fraud and how he would surpass them. Busing in voters might allow investigators to prove conspiracy to commit voter fraud, so Foval speaks about an elaborate setup involving rental cars and shell companies to transport voters from one state to another.
His machinations lead Foval to conclude that nobody has the power to stop the Hillary campaign from committing voter fraud if it so chooses – not reporters, not cash-strapped state governments, and especially not the federal government that Hillary would ideally control. Foval identifies Michigan and Indiana as two states that would be especially receptive to his voter fraud tactics.
Video III: Creamer Confirms Hillary Clinton Involvement
Thus far, Hillary Clinton could maintain a veil of plausible deniability that she herself knew of the dubious actions carried out by her underlings. The third video, however, all but destroys that possibility. In it, O’Keefe’s undercover operatives determine that Hillary violated FEC regulations that prohibit her from intervening in the activity of her PACs.
What spurred Hillary to violate the most fundamental rule regarding PACs? Donald Duck.
“In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground,” Bob Creamer says. “So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground.”
He quickly follows: “Don’t repeat that to anybody.”
Creamer refers to a gambit on the part of the Hillary campaign that saw people dressed in Donald Duck costumes attending Donald Trump rallies across the country. While the ducks failed to make much of an impact on the election at the time, this video shows that they might ultimately serve as evidence of an FEC violation on Hillary’s part.
Creamer says: “I was actually on a plane to go to London last week — Christina Reynolds [Deputy Communications Director for Hillary for America] 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.’”
The DNC was originally supposed to be the force that deployed the ducks, but it was transferred to the auspices of AUFC in order to avoid a potential legal challenge due to DNC chair Donna Brazile’s ties to ABC/Disney. Publicly, the DNC was no longer involved, but behind the scenes, they still colluded with AUFC and Hillary’s campaign by cautiously not taking credit.
The end result of the Donald Duck fiasco: clear evidence of a link between Hillary Clinton herself, the DNC, and the AUFC PAC, with Hillary illegally barking orders that her PAC follows.
What does it all mean?
If you only tune into the mainstream media, you might view this election as a battle between unqualified Donald Trump and the shrewd, highly qualified Hillary Clinton. You certainly would not be exposed to the reams of evidence that cast Hillary, her campaign, and the Clinton Foundation as a corrupt underground network of self-serving people acting exclusively for their own political and financial gain.
This article is merely the tip of the iceberg when it comes to examining the evidence against Clinton, but the facts are there, many of them stated in the words of Hillary’s operatives themselves.