Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, “is close” to disgraced Democrat Party operative Robert Creamer, a newly released WikiLeaks email reveals.
“Just wanted to pass along this note I sent to Bob Creamer, who as you may know is consulting for the DNC and is close to Robby Mook,” wrote Michael Lux in a Dec. 17, 2015 email to Neera Tanden, a former Hillary Clinton campaign official. In his email, Lux expressed concern that the Clinton campaign was not reaching out enough to the progressive community.
This comes just one week after Mook insisted on CNN that “the individuals” (Robert Creamer and Scott Foval) featured in Project Veritas videos talking about fomenting violence at Trump rallies “never had a relationship” with the Clinton campaign.
Lux is the founder of Progressive Strategies LLC and co-founded the progressive consulting firm Democracy Partners with Robert Creamer. He served in the Clinton White House as a special assistant to the president for public liaison. In 2003, according to SourceWatch, Lux was involved in assisting then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) “in assembling and raising money for a new outside organization designed to provide a voice to the party’s progressive wing.” He was also a member of the Obama-Biden transition team in 2008-2009, serving as their liaison to the progressive community.
Bob Creamer is the longtime community organizer who was caught on tape explaining how his group Democracy Partners organizes violent protests at Donald Trump rallies.
“Wherever Trump and Pence are, we are going to have events, and we have a whole team across the country that does that,” Creamer said. “Both consultants, and people from the Democratic party and the Democratic party apparatus and people from the campaign — the Clinton campaign” are involved with the effort, he added.
“The effort” involved hiring mentally unstable and homeless people to aggressively harass Trump supporters in an attempt to incite violent reactions — a tactic known as “bird-dogging” in progressive circles. Despite their efforts, the vast majority of the violence that occurred at the Trump rallies came from the paid agitators themselves.
Tanden forwarded his email to John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman whose emails were obtained and released by WikiLeaks.
After a Project Veritas video showed them coordinating bird-dogging activities with the DNC and Clinton campaign, Foval was quickly fired from Americans United for Change and Creamer stepped away from his work with the Clinton campaign.
Yet Mook insisted on CNN on October 23 that Creamer “never had a relationship with the Clinton campaign.”
“These individuals no longer have a relationship with the DNC. They have never had a relationship with the Clinton campaign,” Mook told CNN’s Jake Tapper, referring to Robert Creamer and Scott Foval.
“Even if they weren’t working for the DNC, if they were Democrats and they were instigating violence, this is horrific,” Tapper said.
Mook agreed. “It’s unacceptable for anyone from either party to do that,” he said. “But, again, no one who was working for the DNC or the Clinton campaign was doing that.
Yet according to Democracy Partners co-founder Lux, Mook and scheming progressive Creamer were “close.”
Perhaps Mook was on that daily call Creamer spoke of: “Every morning I’m on a call at 10:30 that goes over the message going over the campaign headquarters,” he said on tape.
Bob Creamer has been a bad actor in American politics for a very long time. His thuggish activities even attracted the attention of a House committee some 37 years ago, PJ Media’s David Steinberg exclusively reported.
That Jimmy Carter-era federal investigation found that recipients of several big-dollar government grants were illegally using the money for partisan political advocacy.
The investigation found that several avowedly socialist and communist organizations were fraudulently using the money to train young activists interested in being … community organizers.
And Robert Creamer helped found one of the organizations that was investigated — Midwest Academy.
In fact, Creamer was listed as its president.
The House Appropriations Committee found that Creamer was fraudulently using taxpayer money to teach community organizers to incite violence at political events and cloak their lawless activities as mainstream politics. In 1983, President Reagan killed the government program that progressives like Creamer had exploited. But that didn’t stop Creamer — he just found funding from other sources. And in 1985, fellow traveler Barack Obama learned the dark arts of radical community organizing under Creamer’s tutelage.
Creamer has visited the Obama White House 342 times and had one-on-one meetings with Obama in 47 of those visits according to White House visitor logs. Creamer also said on tape that Clinton is fully aware of his group’s nefarious activities. “Hillary knows through the chain of command what’s going on,” he said. The bird-dogging duck that harassed Trump supporters at his campaign rallies this year was Hillary’s idea, according to Creamer. “In the end, it was the candidate, Hillary Clinton, the future president of the United States, who wanted ducks on the ground. So, by God, we would get ducks on the ground,” he said.