Reporters Scoff At James O’Keefe’s Big New ‘Scoop’ To Destroy Hillary

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September 1, 2015 11:16 a.m.

James O’Keefe promised a new undercover video campaign that would expose “illegal activity conducted by high-level employees within Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.” Tuesday, he released the first video, produced by his group Project Veritas Action.

His group’s big scoop?

That a Canadian citizen spent $75 on Hillary swag at Clinton’s June campaign kickoff event.

Reporters at the press conference O’Keefe held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., to unveil the latest “gotcha” could not contain their disdain.

“Is this a joke?” one reporter asked O’Keefe.

In the five-minute video, a Project Veritas member approached the booth at the event on New York’s Roosevelt Island alongside an apparent Canadian citizen, who Project Veritas says it did not know but was in line with by “pure happenstance.”

The Canadian citizen asked if she could purchase some campaign gear. The campaign staff at the booth — which included Director of Marketing Molly Barker and Compliance Manager Erin Tibe — informed her that since she was not a U.S. citizen, she could not legally contribute to the campaign. The undercover Project Veritas member then offers to take the Canadian woman’s cash and make the contribution for her.

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The video then jumps to a printout of Federal Election Commission laws, which prohibits foreign nationals from contributing to a campaign, directly or indirectly.

“Molly Barker broker the law by allowing our journalist to become the middleman,” the video says.

At an event Tuesday to roll out the video, reporters seemed incredulous at best.

When grilled by reporters there, O’Keefe admitted that he did not know the identity of the Canadian, that the campaign contribution made by the Canadian woman was actually $30-$40, and that Project Veritas also likely violated the law.

Nevertheless, O’Keefe compared his group to SEAL Team Six.

At the end of Tuesday’s video, O’Keefe promises more videos that will show the Clinton campaign is breaking election law “at every level.”

“Stay tuned Hillary, and check your email,” O’Keefe says.

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