James O'Keefe caught trying to bribe protesters to riot at Trump inauguration

James O'Keefe is the Breitbart-affiliated fraudster and fake news pioneer who staged the hoax videos about Acorn and Planned Parenthood that disrupted the last two election cycles; his MO is to dress up in disguises and then attempt to trick progressives into saying damning things on camera (he's not very good at it, having been rumbled by both CNN and Jay Rosen and Clay Shirky).

Lefties at The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action believed that O'Keefe would strike again by trying to entrap them into appearing to take bribes to riot at the inauguration, so they staged a "counter-sting" and recorded the whole interaction, which they've now released.

The counter-sting, carried out by The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action, a project of a previous target of provocateur James O’Keefe, managed to surreptitiously record elements of O’Keefe’s network offering huge sums of money to progressive activists if they would disrupt the ceremony and “put a stop to the inauguration” and the related proceedings to such a degree that donors to the clandestine effort would “turn on a TV and maybe not even see Trump.” To have riots blot out coverage of Trump, the donor offered “unlimited resources,” including to shut down bridges into D.C.

The Undercurrent, led by executive producer Lauren Windsor, is sponsored by American Family Voices, which was among a constellation of groups infiltrated by O’Keefe’s Project Veritas during the presidential campaign, an effort to link Democrats with voter fraud.

Counter-Sting Catches James O'Keefe Network Attempting To Sow Chaos At Trump's Inauguration [Ryan Grim/Huffington Post]

(Thanks, Zachary!)

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  1. Isn't there an offence like "Incitement to Riot" or something similar?

  2. Besides, he's not black. Not even a hippy. That makes it much, much harder to prove.

  3. It's just obvious he's a liberal trying to make conservatives look bad by posing as a conservative posing as a liberal to make liberals look bad. But it's not going to work, you hear me, PimpBot? Not... going... to work!

  4. LDoBe says:

    Except the conspiracy theorists will believe literally anything, including what you said.

    There's a well known effect that if someone believes in a wild grand conspiracy, they're much more likely to believe in other conspiracies including ones that directly contradict their main one, as well as other wild unsubstantiated claims.

    Because they're literally terrible at thinking. It's a thing they do badly.

  5. JonS says:

    I can't wait to see how Fox reports this!

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