Trumpublican operatives infiltrated liberal groups to subvert campaigns since 2016

The NY Times has a new article describing the dirty trick campaigns in this election cycle designed to subvert Democratic party supporters. The Erik Prince training of Project Veritas stooges seem to have become operational with numerous moles infiltrating liberal organizations. These are likely only the tip of the intelligence operations mimicking the success of 2016 data theft and disinformation activity.

Losing the services of Roger Stone to the justice system, our orange IMPOTUS* GuapoTrumpHaus(Blanco) has always had fellow insurgent travelers, whether west of the Urals or his fellow Trumpublicans. This time James O’Keefe and his minions were trained by Erik Prince of formerly Xe/Academi/Blackwater et al.

One of the former spies, an ex-MI6 officer named Richard Seddon, helped run a 2017 operation to copy files and record conversations in a Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers, one of the largest teachers’ unions in the nation. Mr. Seddon directed an undercover operative to secretly tape the union’s local leaders and try to gather information that could be made public to damage the organization, documents show.

Using a different alias the next year, the same undercover operative infiltrated the congressional campaign of Abigail Spanberger, then a former C.I.A. officer who went on to win an important House seat in Virginia as a Democrat. The campaign discovered the operative and fired her.

Both operations were run by Project Veritas, a conservative group that has gained attention using hidden cameras and microphones for sting operations on news organizations, Democratic politicians and liberal advocacy groups. Mr. Seddon’s role in the teachers’ union operation — detailed in internal Project Veritas emails that have emerged from the discovery process of a court battle between the group and the union — has not previously been reported, nor has Mr. Prince’s role in recruiting Mr. Seddon for the group’s activities.

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Mr. Prince appears to have become interested in using former spies to train Project Veritas operatives in espionage tactics sometime during the 2016 presidential campaign. Reaching out to several intelligence veterans — and occasionally using Mr. Seddon to make the pitch — Mr. Prince said he wanted the Project Veritas employees to learn skills like how to recruit sources and how to conduct clandestine recordings, among other surveillance techniques.

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Last month, Project Veritas made public secretly recorded video of a longtime ABC News correspondent who was critical of the network’s political coverage and its emphasis on business considerations over journalism. Many conservatives have gleefully pounced on Project Veritas’s disclosures, including one particularly influential voice: Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son.

www.nytimes.com/…

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