An undercover video released by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas reveals staff members of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign joking about skirting restrictions on campaigning during voter registration drives.
The newly released video, made in Nevada, shows the Clinton staffers “not only skirting election law but mocking it,” the organization said Thursday.
“Do whatever you can, whatever you can get away with, just do it,” says Christina Gupana, a campaign worker for Hillary Clinton and a Law Vegas lawyer.
The video shows several workers making related remarks.
One voter registration worker, Philip Kim, says: “So you are center right or center left. I would say Hillary is your girl. You should go for a Democrat, but I can’t tell you to do one or the other, that’s not my job, so I’m let[ting] you decide.”
Another, Henry Engelstein, a fellow with the group Hillary for America, said, “The lady, she works at the library, she came out with the Nevada statute book and opens it up and starts reading the statute about how you’re allowed to get voter reg.”
The voter registration table was promoting Hillary Clinton, which isn’t allowed, the video explains.
“And we were like trying to argue with her, we were like, ‘No, no, no.’ And she’s like, ‘No it says pretty explicitly here in the statute that this sort of action is prohibited. So I don’t care if you do voter registration, but you can’t have the Hillary stuff.”
Another worker then comments, “Just hide all that stuff.”
Repeatedly, the campaign workers say it’s better to get forgiveness than ask permission.
WND reported O’Keefe’s recent release of an undercover video that purported to show the Democratic front-runner’s director of marketing and FEC compliance director breaking the law by letting a Canadian tourist “launder money” to make a campaign donation.
That video, unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., showed an undercover Project Veritas journalist in the merchandise line at Hillary Clinton’s campaign-kickoff event in June.
The journalist helps a Canadian citizen make a donation to the Clinton campaign, which is against the law.
“I’d like to thank Hillary Clinton for making our job so easy,” said O’Keefe, a self-described “guerrilla journalist.” “Our journalists were on a reconnaissance mission at Hillary’s campaign launch when by chance a Canadian citizen wanted to make a contribution and, as you can see in the video, Clinton’s top staffers were happy to oblige.”
The Project Veritas member approached the booth at the event on New York’s Roosevelt Island with the Canadian, who asked if she could purchase some campaign gear. The campaign staff at the booth informed her that since she was not a U.S. citizen, she could not legally contribute to the campaign.
Molly Barker, the director of marketing for the campaign, was videoed saying, “She’s Canadian and so we can’t take it.”
So, Erin Tibe, the campaign’s compliance manager, asked the woman, “Do you have a green card or U.S. passport?”
“No, why would I?” she responded. “I’m Canadian.”
After Tibe explained the law, she said, “We can’t take contributions from anyone that is not a citizen of the United States.”
The undercover Project Veritas member then volunteered to act as an intermediary, offering to take the Canadian woman’s cash, purchase a T-shirt and other campaign merchandise and make the contribution for her. The journalist paid $75 and was given $40 by the Canadian tourist for the shirt.
“Canadians can’t buy them, but Americans can buy it for them?” the journalist had asked.
“Not technically,” says Barker. “You would just be making the donation.”
See the WND video of the Project Veritas Action news conference: