At a rally in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, on Saturday, Donald Trump announced to huge applause that he will be suing the Democratic National Committee for inciting violence at his rallies — based on the guerilla undercover work of Project Veritas.
Trump’s statement follows the release of a series of undercover videos by controversial journalist James O’Keefe, who captured Democratic Party officials admitting that they use a tactic called “bird-dogging” to incite violence at Trump’s rallies. The tactic involves pushing vulnerable — often mentally-unstable — people to engage in acts of violence to create a sense of anarchy surrounding Trump’s events.
In the video, the subjects also appear to be plotting voter fraud.
O‘Keefe responded to Trump’s announcement on Twitter by telling him not to file the lawsuit just yet — as more is coming that he says will prove Hillary Clinton was directly involved in the planning.
Don't file that lawsuit quite yet, @realDonaldTrump, more video coming that HRC was personally involved in directing what happens at rallies
— James O'Keefe (@JamesOKeefeIII) October 22, 2016
Earlier this week, O’Keefe himself filed a formal complaint with the Federal Election Committee based on what he uncovered.
“This criminal conspiracy involves the knowing and willful creation of coordinated expenditures from prohibited corporate sources. As is detailed numerous times in the Veritas transcript, attached as EXHIBIT A, the supposedly independent speech and actions of third-party groups were directed, controlled, or puppeteered by HFA or the DNC,” O’Keefe’s complaint reads.
He continues on to explain that the conspiracy misled the public about the funding sources of political protests and advocacy campaigns.
“This sort of evasion undermines the public’s trust in the electoral process and allows elite political operatives to operate above the law,” the complaint continues.
Scott Foval, who is in the video explaining the process of bird-dogging, left his job at the Democratic political group, Americans United for Change, following the release of the footage.
Robert Creamer, the founder of Democracy Partners, has also stepped down amid the scandal. It has been revealed that he has visited the White House 340 times — meeting with Obama 45 times.
The Republican candidate also stated that he will be filing lawsuits against all of the women who have accused of him of unwanted advances. As the speech trended on social media, this was the only portion that most media cared to cover.