Project Veritas: Illegal $20,000 Wire Transfer to AUFC Caught on Tape
In Part IV of Project Veritas' undercover video series documenting the sinister activities of the organized left, James O'Keefe shows how his team was able to gain access to longtime community organizer Robert Creamer’s sleazy operations. "We had people posing as donors, political consultants, interns, overseas financial advisors, and activists," O'Keefe explains in the video.
One of Project Veritas' undercover journalists, posing as a sketchy "English money man," illegally donated $20,000 to Americans United for Change through an offshore account in Belize in order to prove his credibility. Once in the door, O'Keefe says, his team was led directly to Robert Creamer, "a Democrat power broker who knows the Obama White House like the back of his hand" because the English donor's "daughter" -- another Project Veritas reporter -- was offered an internship at Creamer's political consulting firm Democracy Partners.
Creamer is one of the most nefarious creatures on the organized left. The convicted felon and Alinskyite agitator is married to Illinois Socialist Democrat Rep. Jan Schakowsky. While he was in jail for bank fraud and tax evasion, Creamer wrote a 628-page political manual titled "Stand Up Straight! How Progressives Can Win" (published in 2007).
In the Acknowledgements section of the book, Creamer stated that his political views had been deeply influenced by “the legendary community organizer” Saul Alinsky. Stand Up Straight! advanced the notion that the Democratic Party could win a permanent majority in Congress by doing the following:
- passing a national health care bill, thereby turning more people into wards of an ever-expanding government, and of the party that works to grow government
- giving amnesty to all illegal immigrants, thereby creating, virtually overnight, a large new constituency of Democratic voters.
White House visitor logs show that Creamer has visited the White House 342 times and had direct meetings with President Obama in 47 of those instances. He has also attended at least one state dinner, despite the fact that ex-convicts are usually barred from such events.
"I've know the president since he was a community organizer in Chicago," Creamer told one of the undercover potential donors. He also bragged that he had just met with Obama while he was in Chicago recently. "I do a lot of work with the White House on their issues," he said. "Helping to run issue campaigns that they've been involved in." Creamer cited immigration reform, the health care bill, and "making America look more like Britain" on gun issues. (Virtually all handguns were banned in Great Britain with the 1997 passage of the Firearms Act. Obama has repeatedly disputed claims that he wants to take guns away from people who use them responsibly. Hillary says the same thing, but there is no reason to believe her.)