Beto Responds After Undercover Video Suggests His Staff is Secretly Supplying Caravan Migrants

 

H/T Right Wing Folks.

Hopefully, the Federal Election Commission (FEC) will investigate Beto.

Shortly after releasing undercover video footage of Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s staffers admitting that he has has a far-left agenda in mind but makes up “fairy tales” to win over moderates and has no plans to fulfill many of his campaign promises once elected, Project Veritas dropped a bombshell on Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, too.

Democrat O’Rourke is trying to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the midterm elections. Veritas embedded an undercover reporter in O’Rourke’s campaign and caught staffers and even his campaign manager on camera appearing to admit to using large amounts of campaign donations to buy supplies for caravan migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Extensive footage also showed staffers discussing multiple ways to keep it a secret from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

“There a lot of serious legal issues in this video, Section 1001 violates, FEC violations, a lot of serious questions that need to be answered” for the voters of Texas, Veritas’ James O’Keefe said.

The video opens with campaign field manager Dominic Chacon talking about a group of Honduran caravan migrants that had already crossed the border into Texas. He and field organizer Anapaula Themann discussed how to buy food for the migrants with campaign funds but make it look like the money was being used for office events.

“Don’t ever repeat this,” Themann warned as the undercover journalist secretly filmed the conversation.

Themann advised Chacon on how to shop at grocery stores that list food as simply “food” on receipts rather than itemizing it so that they could conceal the types of food items they wanted to buy for the migrants with campaign donations. Themann said she’d also take off her Beto support button to help mask her identity when shopping for the food.

“I just hope nobody that’s the wrong person finds out about this,” she’s heard saying.

“Did you guys get a lot of stuff?” Chacon asked later.

“We had two full carts,” the Veritas reporter replied. “I mean, they were full.”

“That’s awesome,” Chacon replied, later remarking that, “Nobody needs to know.”

Chacon also talked on hidden camera about using campaign vans to transport migrants. He said he hoped the vans didn’t get in an accident and expose what they were doing. He also talked about buying non-food items for the migrants.

Asked about whether Beto’s campaign manager Jody Casey was OK with any of this, field manager Andrea Reyes was convinced she would be and said “we already got approval from our director.”

Chacon also discussed with the undercover reporter how he hides the secret campaign expenditures by making them small and routine.

And he expressed full knowledge that getting caught would get them in a lot of trouble with multiple fines of up to $50,000 from the FEC. Anapalua later suggested she’d use even more of the campaign funds to help a second group of migrants coming into the area.

When the undercover journalist told Casey that she was concerned about the use of campaign funds for things completely unrelated to the campaign, the campaign manager waved her hand and told her, “Don’t worry.”

Take a look at the video below (Parent warning: Strong language bleeped, some mild language not bleeped):

When O’Keefe himself questioned Casey later about her “don’t worry” remark, she refused to comment.

 

Shortly after releasing undercover video footage of Florida’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s staffers admitting that he has has a far-left agenda in mind but makes up “fairy tales” to win over moderates and has no plans to fulfill many of his campaign promises once elected, Project Veritas dropped a bombshell on Beto O’Rourke’s campaign, too.

Democrat O’Rourke is trying to defeat Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) in the midterm elections. Veritas embedded an undercover reporter in O’Rourke’s campaign and caught staffers and even his campaign manager on camera appearing to admit to using large amounts of campaign donations to buy supplies for caravan migrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico border. Extensive footage also showed staffers discussing multiple ways to keep it a secret from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

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“There a lot of serious legal issues in this video, Section 1001 violates, FEC violations, a lot of serious questions that need to be answered” for the voters of Texas, Veritas’ James O’Keefe said.

The video opens with campaign field manager Dominic Chacon talking about a group of Honduran caravan migrants that had already crossed the border into Texas. He and field organizer Anapaula Themann discussed how to buy food for the migrants with campaign funds but make it look like the money was being used for office events.

“Don’t ever repeat this,” Themann warned as the undercover journalist secretly filmed the conversation.

Themann advised Chacon on how to shop at grocery stores that list food as simply “food” on receipts rather than itemizing it so that they could conceal the types of food items they wanted to buy for the migrants with campaign donations. Themann said she’d also take off her Beto support button to help mask her identity when shopping for the food.

“I just hope nobody that’s the wrong person finds out about this,” she’s heard saying.

“Did you guys get a lot of stuff?” Chacon asked later.

“We had two full carts,” the Veritas reporter replied. “I mean, they were full.”

“That’s awesome,” Chacon replied, later remarking that, “Nobody needs to know.”

Chacon also talked on hidden camera about using campaign vans to transport migrants. He said he hoped the vans didn’t get in an accident and expose what they were doing. He also talked about buying non-food items for the migrants.

Asked about whether Beto’s campaign manager Jody Casey was OK with any of this, field manager Andrea Reyes was convinced she would be and said “we already got approval from our director.”

Chacon also discussed with the undercover reporter how he hides the secret campaign expenditures by making them small and routine.

And he expressed full knowledge that getting caught would get them in a lot of trouble with multiple fines of up to $50,000 from the FEC. Anapalua later suggested she’d use even more of the campaign funds to help a second group of migrants coming into the area.

When the undercover journalist told Casey that she was concerned about the use of campaign funds for things completely unrelated to the campaign, the campaign manager waved her hand and told her, “Don’t worry.”

Take a look at the video below (Parent warning: Strong language bleeped, some mild language not bleeped):

When O’Keefe himself questioned Casey later about her “don’t worry” remark, she refused to comment.

But the Beto campaign was compelled to address the videos afterward, according to the Texas Tribune. The campaign admitted that some of their staffers “took it upon themselves” to make use of campaign funds to donate supplies to a nonprofit group helping the migrants.

“Staff members took it upon themselves to use prepaid cards from one of our more than 700 field offices to buy baby wipes, diapers, water, fruit and granola bars, and donate them to a local humanitarian nonprofit (Annunciation House) that helps mothers and children in the community,” spokesman Chris Evans said.

“The value was under $300 and it will be appropriately reported to the FEC,” he added, passing it off as no big deal, even though the staffers in the video appeared to be talking about far more than $300 worth of food and supplies, not to mention the use of the campaign vans.

O’Rourke’s opponent Cruz caught wind of all this going on and remarked on Twitter Friday, “Two basic Qs every reporter should ask Beto today: (1) should the ‘caravan’ be allowed to cross illegally into Texas? (Beto refuses to answer.) And (2) did your campaign dollars illegally fund their doing so?”

Ted Cruz

@tedcruz

US Senate candidate, TX

Two basic Qs every reporter should ask Beto today: (1) should the “caravan” be allowed to cross illegally into Texas? (Beto refuses to answer.) And (2) did your campaign dollars illegally fund their doing so? https://www.redstate.com/brandon_morse/2018/10/31/beto-orourke-oddly-quiet-migrant-caravan/ 

Beto O’Rourke Is Oddly Quiet About the Migrant Caravan

Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, the Democratic challenger to Ted Cruz, has opened up about many a hot-button topic but one topic he hasn’t yet weighed in on is the migrant caravan currently heading toward…

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Kavanaugh accuser referred to DOJ for false statements, Grassley’s office announces

H/T Fox News.

I am happy to see Senator Chuck Grassley(R-IA) pushing back against these liberal liars and recommending that the be investigated and prosecuted.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley on Friday referred a woman who’d accused Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of raping her “several times” in the backseat of a car to the Justice Department for “materially false statements” and “obstruction.”

Kavanaugh, confirmed to the high court on Oct. 6, was infamously accused by multiple women of sexual assault and misconduct before the confirmation.

Judy Munro-Leighton, according to Grassley’s office, “alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her ‘several times each’ in the backseat of a car.”

Those accusations were made via a “Jane Doe” letter provided to Sen. Kamala Harris, a California Democrat and committee member, Grassley’s office wrote.

Upon further investigation, however, inconsistencies in the story emerged.

“Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky,” Grassley’s office wrote.

“Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by … Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original ‘Jane Doe’ letter,” Grassley’s office wrote in a Friday referral to the DOJ.

“When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the ‘Jane Doe’ from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: ‘No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”

“In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources. When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a ‘ploy,’ and a ‘tactic,’” Grassley’s office wrote. “She was opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.”

Friday’s referral to the DOJ was not the first time Grassley has asked for an investigation into Kavanaugh’s accusers.

Last week, Grassley referred attorney Michael Avenatti and client Julie Swetnick — who’d accused Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — for criminal investigation regarding a potential “conspiracy” to provide false statements to Congress and obstruct its investigation.

Avenatti is also a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and works as the attorney for adult film star Stormy Daniels, who maintains she had a sexual encounter with President Trump years before his election. Avenatti represented Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh during confirmation proceedings of being involved in or present at “gang” and “train” rapes at high school parties in the 1980s.

Kavanaugh denied all the claims against him.

Mad Maxine Waters’ Threat: If Dems Win, I’ll Exact Revenge Against Banks

H/T The Lid.

God help us if Crazy Maxine takes over as the chair of the House Finance Committee.

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While speaking to a group of constituents recently, Maxine Waters, the California Democrat obsessed with impeachment and conspiracy theories involving Russians, promised there would be retribution against the financial sector if Democrats win the House of Representatives.

The American Mirror posted her comments:

“First of all, if we take back the House, most of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus will be chairs of the committees of the Congress of the United States of America,” Waters said, waving her fingers as the audience applauded.

“I will be the first African-American, the first woman to chair the powerful Financial Services Committee.

“That’s all of Wall Street. That’s all the insurance companies, that’s all the banks. And so, of course, the CEOs of the banks now are saying, ‘What can we do to stop Maxine Waters because if she gets in she’s going to give us a bad time?’” she said.

“I have not forgotten you foreclosed on our houses,” she warned.

“I have not forgotten that you undermined our communities,” she continued with the tone of a preacher.

“I have not forgotten that you sold us those exotic products, had us sign on the dotted line for junk,” she yelled, “and for mess that we could not afford.”

“I have people who are homeless who have never gotten back into a home. What am I going to do to you?

“What I am going to do to you is fair. I’m going to do to you what you did to us,” she vowed.

Of course, her audience loved it, cheering her on.

The video below has Mad Maxine’s latest promise to extract revenge against America’s financial sector:

Keep in mind this is the same Maxine Waters who has been fomenting hatred and violence against anyone who supports Donald Trump.  It’s also the same Maxine Waters who has so far refused to condemn threats to murder the president.

And also don’t forget this 2009 video of Waters admitting her desire to implement socialism with the government taking businesses over:

Warren First Learns About Ethics Complaint Against Her During Debate

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

Possible ethics violations most likely will not adversely effect Fauxahontas as here home state kept voting for a murderer named Turd(Ted) Kennedy repeatedly.

 

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) claimed she was unaware of the ethics complaint against her during a U.S. Senate debate in Massachusetts Tuesday.

During the debate, Republican challenger Geoff Diehl pointed out Warren is alleged to have fundraised off Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation hearings, asking for donations in exchange for her vote against the nominee.

“Senator Warren was fundraising illegally using the vote on Justice Kavanaugh, the confirmation vote, to try to raise money for her campaigns,” Diehl said.

Diehl was referencing a complaint sent Monday to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics. The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) sent the complaint to Sens. Johnny Isakson (R., Ga.) and Chris Coons (D., Del.), the respective committee chairman and vice chairman.

It alleges Warren fundraised based off her intended vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Court. The Senate prohibits “linking a promise of official action to a solicitation of campaign contributions.”

Warren initially ignored the comment, accusing Diehl of failing to sufficiently criticize President Donald Trump’s conduct during the Kavanaugh confirmation process.

After some back and forth between the candidates, one of the moderators cut off Warren’s complaint about the president to return to the ethics complaint against her. “I would like to drill down on what Representative Diehl said. The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing – did you or did you not do that?”

“Actually, I don’t know,” she replied.

The audience gasped.

“Yes, there’s an ethics complaint that has been filed about a fundraising email,” one moderator replied.

“Then, then I will, I will check into it,” Warren said, “but I don’t know.”

The ethics complaint references a Warren campaign fundraising email sent mid-September. The email, subject “Sign now to stop Kavanaugh,” praises Christine Blasey Ford for speaking out against Kavanaugh and urges supporters to “donate now.”

The Senate Ethics Manual prohibits behavior that even appears to represent a conflict of interest. It forbids “as a broad prohibition against members, officers or employees deriving financial benefit, directly or indirectly, from the use of their official position.” FACT’s letter notes the House Ethics Manual also prohibits “accept[ing] any contribution that the donor links to any official action that the Member or employee has taken, or is being asked to take.”

The complaint alleges Warren stood “to gain considerable campaign income as well as important donor information by promising to use their official position as a Senator.” FACT accused Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) of similar misconduct.

While FACT describes itself as a “non-partisan ethics watchdog group,” it was formed as a counterweight to watchdog groups viewed as more left-of-center. It also shares a treasurer with the Judicial Crisis Network, which strongly supported Kavanaugh’s confirmation. 

After the debate, Diehl said of the ethics complaint, “It made national news earlier in the day. I don’t know why [Warren] wouldn’t know it tonight.”

Warren is comfortably leading Diehl in polls. Though she has tweeted from her campaign accountsince the debate, she has yet to address the allegations.

Wages and Salaries Increase by the Highest Level in a Decade

H/T The Washington Free Beacon.

All of this good news about wages salaries and the economy will come to a screeching halt if the DemocRats retake Congress.

Wages and salaries rose 0.9 percent in the third quarter, beating expectations and bringing the yearly increase in wages and salaries to 3.1 percent, the largest increase in a decade. The 9.9 percent increase beat the expectation of 0.5 percent.

The unemployment rate is also at 3.7 percent, the lowest it has been since 1969, CNBC reports. Employment costs rose by 0.8 percent in the third quarter, slightly ahead of economists’ estimates, possibly signaling more inflation.

“The employment cost index data adds to the broader evidence that wage growth has continued to trend gradually higher over recent quarters,” said Michael Pearce, senior U.S. economist at Capital Economics. “And with labor market conditions still tightening, we expect wage growth will accelerate further from here.”

Although slow pay growth has been limited during the current recovery, employers now appear to be raising wages to a more typical level for a good economy. With unemployment low and more job openings than unemployed Americans, employers have to compete for workers.

“Wages are grinding higher as the labor market continues to tighten,” said Justin Weidner, an economist at Deutsche Bank. “Wage growth is likely to be over 3 percent again soon.”

The Labor Department will release average hourly earnings, which are expected to rise above 3 percent for the first time in a decade, later this week.

“How hot is the labor market? Hot enough for employers to pony up some more cash to get workers to come work for them,” wrote Chris Rupkey, chief financial economist at MUFG Union Bank.

Consumer confidence is also at its highest level since 2000, according to the Conference Board’s  Consumer Confidence Survey.

Only 23 percent of companies said they are not having trouble hiring, compared to 42 percent last year. Small businesses are expected to increase compensation by the fastest rate since the National Federation of Independent Business began its survey of small businesses several decades ago.

WTF? Who Let Anti-Semite Al Sharpton ‘Honor’ Victims Of Synagogue Massacre?

H/T Clash Daily.

Somebody sure screwed the pooch with the invitation to the Anti-Semite Al Sharpton to speak about the victims of the mass murder at the Synagogue.

Someone should have read Sharpton’s bio before inviting him to the Interfaith Rally after the recent Squirrel Hill Synagogue massacre.

He’s not exactly earned himself a ‘peacemaker’s reputation’ among the Jewish community. Quite the opposite. He played a role in inciting the August 1991 Crown Heights race riot.

One of the outcomes of those riots is explained below:

About three hours after the riots began, early on the morning of August 20, a group of approximately 20 young black men surrounded 29-year-old Australian Jew, Yankel Rosenbaum HY”D, a University of Melbourne student in the United States conducting research for his doctorate. They stabbed him several times in the back and beat him severely, fracturing his skull. Before being taken to the hospital, Rosenbaum was able to identify 16-year-old Lemrick Nelson, Jr. as his assailant in a line-up shown to him by the police.
Source: TheYeshivaWorld

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The same Rev-uh-rund Al who took his turn to offer his thoughts about the massacre wasn’t always so magnanimous.

The Crown Heights riot was an attack on the Jews by the neighborhood’s Caribbean community, fueled in large part by Al Sharpton, the “Reverend” who does not believe in the commandment about “bearing false witness.”

Sharpton called Jews “diamond merchants” during the aftermath of the Crown Heights riots, which took place in Brooklyn in 1991. Sharpton, who led protests that led to the riots, said at the time “If the Jews want to get it on, tell them to pin their yarmulkes back and come over to my house.”
Source: TheYeshivaWorld

Three days after the riot, Sharpton led a march where the Israeli flag was burned, and things got WAY out of control.

Riots escalated to the extent that a detachment of 200 police officers was overwhelmed and had to retreat for their safety. On August 22, over 1,800 police officers, including mounted and motorcycle units, had been dispatched to stop the attacks on people and property.

This is the “reverend” who is now preaching “peace and love” and is called upon to remember the 11 Jews gunned down while in their Synagogue on a Shabbos morning.
Source: TheYeshivaWorld

Reverend Al Sharpton

@TheRevAl

“Jewish,Christian & Muslim leaders gathered w/city officials in a show of unity to condemn hatred in the wake of a shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that killed 11…The interfaith gathering at Temple Emanu-El included Cardinal Dolan, Rev. Al Sharpton…”-https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Religious-Leaders-to-Hold-Interfaith-Gathering-in-NYC-in-Wake-of-Synagogue-Shooting–498826631.html 

Considering several members of law enforcement are among the dead being honored makes Sharpton an even more dubious choice of speaker.

In 1992, he was in a video talking to his audience about ‘offing pigs‘ (yes, the police). This is only one year after the riots.

But Sharpton is invited to an interfaith event while the Media — including the network he is a talking head for — complains about superheated political rhetoric?

Whoever invited him to this event dropped the ball… bigly.

Sen. Lindsey Graham Says He’ll Introduce Legislation To End Birthright Citizenship

H/T Right Wing Folks.

I find myself in total agreement with Senator Lindsey Graham(R-SC) with this proposed legislation.

John McCain dying has made a man out of Graham.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) says he’ll follow President Donald Trump’s lead calling for an end to “birthright” citizenship, and introduce legislation in the house to clarify both the Fourteenth Amendment and federal regulations which define the concept.

The Hill reports that Graham plans to introduce the bill in the Senate as soon as Congress returns from its October recess.

“Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship. I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform — and at the same time — the elimination of birthright citizenship,” Graham explained on Twitter.

Lindsey Graham

@LindseyGrahamSC

Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship.

Fox News

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Breaking News: @POTUS, in interview, says he plans to sign executive order ending birthright citizenship for babies of non-citizens https://www.foxnews.com/politics/trump-says-he-plans-to-sign-executive-order-ending-birthright-citizenship 

“I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform — and at the same time — the elimination of birthright citizenship,” Graham added.

Lindsey Graham

@LindseyGrahamSC

Finally, a president willing to take on this absurd policy of birthright citizenship.

Lindsey Graham

@LindseyGrahamSC

I’ve always supported comprehensive immigration reform – and at the same time – the elimination of birthright citizenship.

“The United States is one of two developed countries in the world who grant citizenship based on location of birth,” he continued. “This policy is a magnet for illegal immigration, out of the mainstream of the developed world, and needs to come to an end.”

Graham’s bill, he says, will take the same form as Trump’s proposed executive order, ending a loophole that allows children born in the United States to non-citizen parents to claim automatic citizenship. The loophole has, the pair contend, led to increased illegal immigration and also “birthright tourism,” which sees visitors come from countries like China and Russia for the express purpose of giving birth in the United States.

Graham’s bill does face one significant hurdle: since it would likely alter the text of the Constitution, it could require two thirds majority in both houses of Congress to approve, as well as three-quarters of the states. But as with Trump’s proposed executive order, Graham’s bill would likely avoid making any major changes to the Constitution directly, but rather help better define the terms and conditions of obtaining “birthright” citizenship.

“It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump told an interviewer on Monday. “You can definitely do it with an act of Congress. But now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.”

Regardless of how either effort is worded, both will likely face immediate litigation. As with former President Barack Obama’s effort to redefine immigration law to include the children of illegal immigrants brought to the United States before they could legally object to their parents’ actions — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA act — changes to citizenship through executive order must pass Constitutional muster.

Vice President Mike Pence suggested at an event Tuesday that the Trump administration is prepared to defend the effort in the courts: “The Supreme Court of the United States has never ruled on whether or not the language of the 14th Amendment subject to the jurisdiction thereof applies specifically to people who are in the country illegally,”

Graham, of course, may be the ideal candidate to take on the issue in Congress, regardless of how the administration plans to proceed. A longtime proponent of comprehensive immigration reform, Graham would likely want to tie any effort to end birthright citizenship to major changes in immigration policy that could benefit illegal immigrants already living in-country, perhaps with a proposed “path to citizenship,” or a long-term partial amnesty agreement.