Mook Says Dem Operatives Foval and Creamer 'Never Had Relationship With Clinton Campaign'
In the wake of four shocking undercover videos that show improper and possibly illegal collusion between the Clinton campaign and some very shady operatives on the organized left, Campaign Manager Robby Mook has applied the Clinton method for handling scandals: Deny and move on. And in doing so, the Clinton campaign has thrown longtime community organizer and loyal Democrat Robert Creamer under the bus.
The undercover videos exposed how the DNC and Clinton campaign colluded with shady dark-money organizations to foment violence at Donald Trump's campaign rallies. Scott Foval, the operative who was fired by Americans United for Change, actually bragged on tape: "We have mentally ill people that we pay to do sh*t -- make no mistake." He also said: “It doesn’t matter what the friggin’ legal and ethics people say, we need to win this motherf*cker."
In his interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” Sunday, Clinton's campaign manager denied that the sleazy characters caught in Project Veritas' undercover sting ever had any relationship with the campaign. “These individuals no longer have a relationship with the DNC. They have never had a relationship with the Clinton campaign,” said Mook, referring to Robert Creamer and Scott Foval.
The very next day, Project Veritas Action released the "Ducks on the Ground" video in which community organizer Creamer says that it was Hillary's own idea to deploy the “Donald Duck” strategy. Creamer said he was given the marching orders by Christina Reynolds, Clinton deputy communications director.
“Then I get a call, actually on a plane about to go to London last week — Christina Reynolds calls and says, ‘I’ve got good news and bad news. The good news is the candidate would like to have a mascot following around the duck,’ I mean Trump,” Creamer said. “So my answer to Christina was, ‘If the future president of the United States wants ducks on the ground, we will put ducks on the ground.’”
“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. This is again an attempt by Donald Trump to distract from the real issues of this campaign. He’s spiraling after his last debate, and he doesn’t want to talk about substance.”