It looks like one of Hillary Clinton’s pool reporters managed to break free from her leash – momentarily – when they asked the Democratic candidate about the recent undercover videos showing Democratic operatives trying to incite violence at Donald Trump rallies.
After the debate and on the campaign plane, Clinton went back to talk to the traveling reporters. It went well, with Clinton’s expected comments about the debate, but then one of the reporters steered off the talking points. Have a look.
The question comes at the 2:45 mark. The reporter asks about the undercover videos that show volunteers discussing how to commit voter fraud and incite violence at Donald Trump rallies.
“I know nothing about this. I can’t deal with every one of his conspiracy theories,” Clinton said. “I hope you all have something to eat and drink on the way back to New York.”
Those videos resulted in two Democratic operatives being fired from their jobs, by the way.
The two Democratic operatives are out of a job after a controversial conservative activist released undercover footage showing discussions of “busing” in voters and inciting violence at Republican rallies.
Scott Foval, the national field director of Americans United for Change, was booted on Monday and Democracy Partners head Robert Creamer announced on Tuesday he was “stepping back” from efforts to elect Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I am unwilling to become a distraction to the important task of electing [Hillary] Clinton, and defeating Donald Trump in the upcoming election,” Creamer said in a statement.
Foval worked as a sub-contractor for Creamer’s group, which was contracted with the DNC since June 2016. A DNC source stressed that Foval was not a DNC employee.
Clinton Campaign spokesman Zac Petkanas effectively admitted that these kind of tactics actually take place, C.E. Dyer reported. “While Project Veritas has been known to offer misleading video out of context, some of the language and tactics referenced in the video are troubling even as a theory or proposal never executed.”