Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Bearing Arms

McCaskill Demands Opponent Investigate Project Veritas Videos

Recommended Posts


(AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Claire McCaskill is apparently smarting from the Project Veritas videos that surfaced, showing her to not be the moderate Democrat she likes to portray herself as. After all, they’re certainly not helping her campaign in a deeply red state like Missouri.

Now, she’s demanding her opponent investigate the videos.

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill’s campaign is demanding Attorney General Josh Hawley open a fraud investigation into hidden-camera videos released this week by a nonprofit run by conservative activist James O’Keefe.

The videos show O’Keefe’s Project Veritas Action Fund going undercover to secretly interview members of McCaskill’s campaign. The group, a 501c4 nonprofit, advertised the videos as proof that McCaskill, a Democrat, has been hiding her views on guns and abortion from Missouri voters.

McCaskill and Hawley, a Republican, are in a tight election race that could help determine which party controls the U.S. Senate.

David Kirby, McCaskill’s campaign manager, said in a conference call with reporters on Wednesday that there is reason to believe Project Veritas committed fraud that violated the state’s merchandising practices act.

That law prohibits deceptive business practices and is enforced by the attorney general’s office.

Kirby said the videos were captured under false pretenses and misrepresentations, “which under Missouri law is fraud.”

Kirby said Hawley must recuse himself and appoint a special prosecutor to look into the videos, which he called “gutter politics.”

Unfortunately, McCaskill has two problems.

First, Project Veritas engages in investigative journalism. Journalism is protected under the First Amendment. So long as they didn’t falsely represent themselves in an effort to make money from those they were speaking with, I seriously doubt there are any grounds for prosecution, but I’m not a lawyer.

Further, Missouri is a one-party consent state, which means so long as one party of a conversation consents to being recorded, there’s not much of anything that can be done from that end.

Not only that, but I think McCaskill knows it, too.

Instead, what she’s trying to do is spin this around and put Hawley in the hot seat. She can’t deny what’s in the video, so she’s going to try to reframe the story to make it about Hawley and a potential conflict of interest. McCaskill is trying to shift the story to make her opponent look like the villain.

Honestly, it’s her only play at this point.

The video was clear. McCaskill supports a far more radical agenda than she wants Missouri voters to believe, and that includes trying to impeach the president for blatantly partisan reasons and supporting a ban on all semi-automatic rifles, including many popular hunting rifles. She has to change that story in hopes that voters will forget it in the next couple of weeks. She and Hawley are virtually neck-and-neck in the race and voters realizing she’s another anti-gun jihadist may well kill any chance she has.

She simply has to change the story.

However, Hawley can certainly appoint a special prosecutor or he can point out that there are no grounds to do so. Either way, he can still use the video to hammer McCaskill left and right and remind Missouri voters who McCaskill really is.

And he should.

The post McCaskill Demands Opponent Investigate Project Veritas Videos appeared first on Bearing Arms.

View the full article

Share this post

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

Who we are

We are a community of concerned patriots who are not overly confident in the current direction of our society, from the wild political climate to what can be summed up as a lack of morals or a complete void of integrity and pretty much a blatant disregard of respect..... Respect for our past, respect for our future and respect for each other. In order to protect our constitution and life as we know it, we decided to not be the silent majority anymore and pull our selves up by the bootstraps and make the world a better place. This website is to unite people like us, people who want to make a difference ... and do it the right way, Little did we know that in doing so we would create the number one militia community online. Here we are. Enjoy.


We require all members to think before they post. We understand the issues raised on this site may lead to heated debate, but we still require all users to maintain a respectful environment. My Militia website bears no responsibility for the accuracy of anyone's comments and will bear no responsibility or legal liability for any discussion postings. We reserve the right to remove posts without notice, and the right to ban anyone who willfully violates the rules. All content is posted live with no moderation. If you see something that you think shouldn't be here please report it so we can handle it accordingly. Always respect the privacy of others if something is shared with you in a private fashion such as real names, emails or phone numbers. Please keep them private.
  • Create New...

Important Information

Your Privacy Is Important To Us Learn More: Privacy Policy