Dem Rising Star Linked to Illegal Activity
James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas released an undercover sting video on Thursday night that appears to show campaign staffers for Texas Democratic Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke "illegally using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens," according to Project Veritas.
The video, which comes just a few days before the midterm elections, poses potential legal problems for the O’Rourke campaign. A Project Veritas Action attorney who reviewed the footage released the following statement:
The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them. 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.
In one alleged exchange, Dominic Chacon and Ana Paula 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:
Among other shocking examples, O'Rouke campaign staffers explain to Project Veritas' undercover reporter how to hide campaign expenditures allocated for illegal immigrants.
Sustained enthusiasm from the far-left presents a real threat to Cruz, who leads O'Rourke by only three points, 50 to 47, in the latest poll from Emerson.