More Conservative Sting Operations Go Wrong

Hillary Clinton - Conservative Sting OperationsA Clinton campaign official alleges that the women engaged in several efforts to entrap supporters. In one scheme, described by Clinton staff, a woman attempted to pass a cash donation to Clinton volunteers and interns. In another, a woman approached the campaign on Aug 19 and said both her parents had donated to Clinton the legal maximum of $2700 each and wanted to funnel an additional donation through their daughter, a violation of federal law. On Aug 13, a woman claiming to be Canadian approached another Clinton fellow to ask how to falsify an address for a campaign donation.

In another instance, a woman volunteering with the Clinton campaign on voter registration efforts in Iowa City returned to the campaign’s office in Des Moines and asked whether it was okay that she refuse to register people who don’t support Clinton, the campaign official said. The Clinton campaign maintains that its policy is to register all voters, regardless of their preference in candidates.

The women presented themselves as Allison Holmes, Jess Koski, and Jess Jones, according to the Clinton campaign, which collected names, email addresses, and phone numbers for the women. All gave the same phone number, which is listed on the website for the University of Minnesota-based Students for a Conservative Voice. Messages left at the number by TIME requesting comment were not returned.

—Zeke Miller
Clinton Campaign On Alert For Undercover Conservative Sting

4 thoughts on “More Conservative Sting Operations Go Wrong

  1. And they’re still at it, in the form of Allison Moss/Maass:

    Students for a Conservative Voice, a student group linked to Campus Reform, told the Star Tribune at the time that the number the women provided was the number for Moss, who had graduated and was no longer affiliated with the group.

    The woman, who identified herself as Allison Moss, told Feingold staffers that she had been active in College Democrats at the University of Minnesota and wanted to get involved in the campaign. She also signed a nondisclosure agreement with the campaign under the same name.

    But after a Feingold staffer began pressing Moss on some of her past work, her backstory started unraveling. The staffer said someone on the campaign had gone to the University of Minnesota and remembered Moss as a member of the College Republicans. Moss denied being involved. They also asked her whether she worked for the right-wing group Campus Reform and whether she gave a false name on her nondisclosure agreement.

    Moss appears to be Allison Maass, a correspondent for Campus Reform. Her author page says she “exposes liberal bias and abuse in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.” The group is a project of the Leadership Institute, an organization committed to building up conservative activists that spawned James O’Keefe.

    • Yes, the Feingold campaign. I saw that. We see this all the time with conservatives. In my experience, when liberals lose elections, they take it to indicate that people are stupid, gullible, inattentive. But when conservatives lose elections, well that can’t be! It must be fraud! It must be ACORN! I mean, not one of these stings has worked out. They’ve only initially appeared to, only to be shown that they were quite explicitly deceptive. And I think that’s because they are so obvious about it. And they are so obvious about it because to them, it’s just obvious that the Democrats are cheating. Otherwise, the government would be completely controlled by Republicans all the time.

      • > And I think that’s because they are so obvious about it.

        They underestimate the dems here

        The first rule of war: Know Your Enemy.

        Do not underestimate, overestimate, or mis-estimate your opponent.

        Both dems and gop need this lesson!

        • I think the Dems are pretty good on that score. The reason the Republicans have gotten so bad is that they’ve become too inbred. They’ve had the equivalent of Facebook for 25 years. They are only prepared to attack straw man Democratic arguments.

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