So much fail, so little time:
Conservative undercover journalist James O’Keefe has released the second in an ongoing series of videos inside Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. The latest from Project Veritas Action accuses the Democratic front-runner’s director of marketing and FEC compliance director of breaking the law and allowing a Canadian tourist to launder money for campaign swag.
There are just two catches. One: No one’s ever thrown the book at an American for purchasing merchandise from a campaign, then giving it to a foreigner as a gift. Two: The person who takes the Canadian’s money and gives it to the Clinton campaign is the Project Veritas Action journalist. The Clinton campaign, which has leaked evidence of other PVA stings to journalists, is gleefully brushing this one off.
The video, which will be unveiled by O’Keefe at a news conference today, reports on what happened when an undercover PVA reporter went to the merchandise line at Hillary Clinton’s campaign launch. According to O’Keefe, the reporter simply happened to be near a woman from Montreal who encountered a problem when trying to buy some trinkets.
“She’s Canadian and so we can’t take it,” says Molly Barker, the director of marketing for the campaign.
“Do you have a green card or U.S. passport?” asks Erin Tibe, the campaign’s compliance manager.
“No, why would I?” says the tourist. “I’m Canadian.”
Tibe explains the law. “We can’t take contributions from anyone that is not a citizen of the United States,” she says.
At this point, the PVA journalist interjects on behalf of the Canadian.
So even if a law was broken, it was the Project Veritas buffoon who is guilty.