Exposed: O'Rourke illegally funding caravan?

Friday, November 2, 2018
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Michael F. Haverluck (OneNewsNow.com)

Cruz - O'Rourke (TX)A watchdog group has released undercover video reportedly revealing evidence that the Texas Senate campaign of Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) pitted against Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is illicitly funding the illegal alien caravan that is headed to the United States-Mexico border to clash with American troops.

Project Veritas captured video of O’Rourke’s Democratic campaign staffers conspiring to illegally fund the caravan and cover up their expenditures, which includes money used expedite migrants’ travel modes in time for the November 6 midterm elections – apparently to get left-leaning open borders advocates to the ballot box after seeing the migrants resisted by the thousands of military soldiers President Donald Trump deployed to stop the southern border invasion.

“Video footage captures staffers from the campaign plotting to illegally spend the money, hide the expenditures and even pay for methods of transportation to help these illegal aliens,” Townhall reported. “Featured … are campaign staffers who work on Congressman O’Rourke’s U.S. Senate campaign, discussing how they use campaign resources to help Honduran aliens and transport them to airports and bus stations.”

Exposing the truth behind Beto …

After reviewing the revealing footage captured in the undercover video, an attorney with Project Veritas Action disclosed the following statement about the illicit nature of what transpired under the campaign headed by O’Rourke – who is expected to lose against his Republican rival, Cruz, on Tuesday.

“The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them,” the lawyer stated in a Project Veritas report released Thursday. “This violates the FEC’s rules against personal use and misreporting. It also violates Section 1001 – making a false statement to the federal government. The FEC violations impose civil penalties – including fines of up to $10,000 or 200 percent of the funds involved. Violations of Section 1001 are criminal and include imprisonment of up to five years.”

Project Veritas President James O’Keefe took to social media to expose the covert operations aiding illegal immigration that is allegedly taking place within the controversial Democrat’s campaign.

“What you are about to see seems to show campaign workers illegally using campaign funds and resources to assist Latin American aliens entering the country,” O’Keefe tweeted Friday. “Activities that the voters will want Beto O’Rourke and his campaign to now explain.”

Caught on tape …

Instead of being used to inform and motivate voters about O’Rourke’s stances on issues, the Democrat’s campaign donations are evidently being funneled south of the border to hasten the migrant caravan’s arrival time near the Texas border city of McAllen and at Tijuana – just south of the California border – in anticipation of a political showdown.

“In one alleged exchange, Dominic Chacon and AnaPaula Themann – who both work on O’Rourke’s campaign – discussed how the campaign appears to lie about how it uses its resources to help the migrants,” The Daily Wire noted.

Here is some of the dialogue from the incriminating video recorded by Project Veritas between Chacon – the O’Rourke campaign’s field manager based in El Paso, Texas – and AnaPaula, who serves as the campaign’s field organizer:

Chacon: “The Hondurans, yeah… I’m going to go get some food right now – like just some stuff to drop off, ‘cause they need food and blankets. Do you know of anybody that has blankets and [expletive]? We got permission to give them some of these waters, so we can take some of the waters, too.”

Themann: “How did they get through?”

Chacon: “Well, I think they accepted them as like asylum-seekers… So, I’m going to get some groceries and some blankets…”

Themann: “Don’t ever repeat this and stuff, but like if we just say that we’re buying food for a campaign event – like the Halloween events – ‘cause there’s block walks coming up for Halloween.”

Chacon: “That’s not a horrible idea, but I didn’t hear anything. Umm, we can wait until tomorrow for that.”

Themann: “Well, that’s exactly the food we need. And I will just mark it as – I do have dozens of block walkers.”

Themann: “There’s actually stores that just mark it as ‘food.’ They don’t mark different types… At Albertsons – on the receipts – it marks it just based off of brand, so you don’t know what kind of food it is.”

Chacon: “I think we can use that with those [campaign pre-paid] cards to buy some food – all that [expletive] can be totally masked like, oh we just wanted a healthy breakfast!”

Themann (when leaving to hand out purchased supplies): “[I don’t] want to make it seem like all of us are from [the O’Rourke campaign]. I just hope nobody that’s the wrong person finds out about this.”

Another accomplice in crime?

The head of O’Rourke’s campaign was also caught being involved in the covert effort to aid the illegal northbound caravan.

“Jody Casey – the campaign manager for the O’Rourke campaign – sent a text message expressing how pleased she was that the campaign was assisting the migrants, according to Chacon,” Breitbart News informed, noting that a staffer indicated that she sent confirming texts to her director.

Chacon: “[Jody] texted us afterward and was like, ‘I’m so happy that we have a staff that gets it and was there. I was so happy to see y’all there – still working, still contributing. We have the best team ever.’… She was good about it.”

However, apparently, not all of the covert illicit details were divulged to the campaign manager.

Chacon: “[Jody] doesn’t need to know [that pre-paid cards were used to purchase the supplies].”

Besides food and other supplies, Chacon revealed that the O’Rourke campaign was also conspiring to pay for the illegal aliens’ transportation to the U.S.

“Chacon also mentioned using vans to transport a view of the Honduran migrants as well,” Breitbart’s Kyle Morris pointed out.

Chacon: “I was gonna use to vans too… We could probably use that – get away with using the vans… Nobody needs to know… We’re going to give rides to some of the immigrants too – like to the airport, to the bus station. Like why not, you know?”

One of the campaign staffers was also recorded warning, “If you get caught in some sort of violation, that’s like a $50,000 fine… For me, I can just ignore the rules, and I’m like [expletive] it… None of this is like [expletive] there is a rulebook for.”

More Democratic candidates exposed…

More unscrupulous behavior during this election cycle was also exposed by Project Veritas elsewhere, as reported by the leftist media.

“Activists with the right-wing group Project Veritas embedded with campaigns of unknowing Democrats across the country ahead of the midterms – and in most cases, candidates didn't know they were a target until they saw the finished videos,” USA Today reported Thursday. “So far, the controversial group led by founder James O'Keefe, has posted undercover videos with liberal campaign workers or candidates in six tight races – and O'Keefe says more are to come in the days leading up to the midterms.”

O’Keefe indicated that there simply is not enough time to catch all of the indiscretions and corruption going on inside Democratic campaigns.

"It's trying to get as much done in the short amount of time we have," O'Keefe told USA Today in a phone interview. “[My goal is to] expose what these people really believe and think." 

With many close races, some of the Democratic Party’s covert actions and words could cost them.

“Despite the controversy, the group's videos this cycle could hurt Democrats running in some of the nation's closest watched races – those that could decide which party controls Congress,” USA Today revealed. “Those known to have been targeted by the group in this election cycle include: Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill, North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, Tennessee Senate candidate Phil Bredesen, Arizona Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and House candidate Abigail Spanberger.”

Loose lips from Gillum’s colleague in the Sunshine State could hurt him dearly at the ballot box next Tuesday.

“In the Gillum video, a campaign staffer – who says he went to college with him – admits that the Florida Democrat makes promises he can’t keep and that the state is a ‘[expletive-] up, cracker’ one,” the national daily continued. “The only way for the Gillum agenda to succeed – according to this person – is for the Florida legislature to become ‘radically black.’”

Gillum’s deceptive campaign rhetoric was unknowingly made public by a staffer, as noted by Project Veritas.

“Featured in this report is a campaign staffer who works on Andrew Gillum’s gubernatorial campaign,” the watchdog group noted. “Omar Smith – who says he went to college with Gillum – reveals Gillum cannot fulfill his campaign promises even if he wanted to. When asked how Gillum would fund all the programs he says he wants to fund, Smith says Gillum ‘can’t,’ and when asked if voters are aware that Gillum cannot deliver on his proposed programs, Smith says:”

SMITH: “That’s not for them to know. Remember our saying, modern day fairy tales start with ‘once I am elected.'”

It was then noted that there is no way Gillum could deliver what he vowed to do on the campaign trail.

SMITH: “So, let’s go back to Mr. Gillum’s platform, right? Raise the corporate tax in Florida from 7 to 11 percent – that will never happen. Raise teacher’s pay to $50,000 – that will never happen. Give me another position. Medicare for all – that will never happen. The reason being, the legislature that write the bills is all Republican controlled. Democratic governor, Republican legislature. So, unless the legislature writes a bill – and it got voted on the floor – it cannot pass.”

Some racist rhetoric from the Democrat was also noted.

“Smith says that ‘the rules in Florida are [expletive-] up’ and that Florida is a ‘cracker state,’ explaining that the Florida legislature has to become racially black for Gillum’s agenda to advance,” USA Today noted.

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