Politics David Brock Offers Money for New Dirt on Donald Trump

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  1. thegroovologist

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    "Hillary Clinton ally David Brock is offering to pay for new information on Donald Trump, hoping that damaging audio or video on the Republican presidential candidate will be submitted to his super PAC.

    Brock, founder of the left-wing Media Matters and operator of Correct the Record super PAC, recently posted the plea on Correct the Record’s website and is referring to the project as “TrumpLeaks,” NBC Newsreported.

    Brock asked for video or audio of Trump that has yet to be released.

    “One of the most important things for voters to evaluate in any election is the full measure of a candidate’s views, ideas, and temperament over time,” the website states. “In making a choice for president, voters must also consider how various candidates present themselves to the public and to the world. There are few things more important in that regard than access to video or audio in the form of prior television or radio interviews or more candid video from events a candidate may have attended.”

    Brock’s super PAC goes on to say they can offer compensation to anyone who has new video or audio that has been obtained legally.

    “TrumpLeaks is an effort to uncover unreported video or audio of Donald Trump so voters can have access to the Donald Trump who existed before running for president and before his recent affinity for teleprompters,” the website says of the project. “TrumpLeaks can provide some compensation to those who have usable, undoctored video or audio that has been legally obtained or is legally accessible.”

    NBC News noted that the project is “highly unusual” and seems to “cross a new line” in modern day politics."

    http://freebeacon.com/politics/david-brock-offers-money-new-dirt-donald-trump/


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    "Hillary PAC Spends $1 Million to ‘Correct’ Commenters on Reddit and Facebook
    FEC loopholes mean Correct the Record can openly coordinate with Clinton’s campaign.

    Citing “lessons learned from online engagement with ‘Bernie Bros,’” a pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC is pledging to spend $1 million to “push back against” users on Twitter, Facebook, Reddit and Instagram.

    Correct the Record’s “Barrier Breakers” project boasts in a press release that it has already “addressed more than 5,000 people that have personally attacked Hillary Clinton on Twitter.” The PAC released this on Thursday.

    The PAC was created in May of last year when it was spun off from the American Bridge SuperPAC, which is run by longtime Hillary and Bill Clinton supporter David Brock. Brock also founded the left-wing media watchdog website Media Matters for America.

    Some Bernie Sanders-supporting users on Reddit already started to notice the changes on Thursday afternoon.

    “This explains why my inbox turned to cancer on Tuesday,” wrote user OKarizee. “Been a member of reddit for almost 4 years and never experienced anything like it. In fact, in all my years on the internet I’ve never experienced anything like it.”

    Correct the Record, which has received $5 million this campaign season and has spent almost $4.5 million of it, according to OpenSecrets.org, outlined its strategy against “swarms of anonymous attackers” in a press release.

    “While Hillary Clinton fights to break down barriers and bring America together, the Barrier Breakers 2016 digital task force will serve as a resource for supporters looking for positive content and push-back to share with their online progressive communities, as well as thanking prominent supporters and committed superdelegates on social media,” the statement read.

    Due to FEC loopholes, the Sunlight Foundation’s Libby Watson found this year that Correct the Record can openly coordinate with Clinton’s campaign, despite rules that typically disallow political campaigns from working directly with PACs.

    “SuperPACs aren’t supposed to coordinate with candidates. The whole reasoning behind (Supreme Court decision) Citizens United rests on (PACs) being independent, but Correct the Record claims it can coordinate,” Watson told The Daily Beast. “It’s not totally clear what their reasoning is, but it seems to be that material posted on the Internet for free—like, blogs—doesn’t count as an ‘independent expenditure.’”

    Watson previously worked at Brock’s Media Matters for America, where “their whole mission is to debunk conservative misinformation [and] a lot of that ends up being defending Hillary Clinton,” but says she’s never seen anything like this initiative.

    “Usually places like MMFA and CTR are defending her against the media and established figures. This seems to be going after essentially random individuals online,” she said. “I don’t know that they’ve done anything like this before.”

    Campaign Legal Center lawyer Paul Ryan (who bears no relation to the Speaker of the House) told Time magazine in September of last year that Correct The Record is “creating new ways to undermine campaign regulation.” Watson used Ryan’s complaint in the Sunlight Foundation’s report about the most influential organizations working behind the scenes for the Clinton camp.

    “Campaign finance lawyers are not that impressed with [CTR’s] logic, but they can get away with it because the [Federal Election Commission] is deadlocked and does nothing,” she said.

    “Barrier Breakers 2016 is focused on pushing out positive content to Hillary supporters online to counter negative attacks and false narratives,” Correct the Record’s communications director, Elizabeth Shappell, told The Daily Beast. “The expanded task force was established in anticipation of the general election.”

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articl...orrect-commenters-on-reddit-and-facebook.html
     
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    Libtards are getting desperate.
     
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    Even the debates aren't going to matter at this point. Everyone's minds have been made up since shortly after the conventions.

    Enough already with this bull shit.
     
  4. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...could they throw out a bigger signal that theyre out of gas than this? fucking hilarious.
     
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    i heard that in 4th grade, donald was standing next to a kid who said reggie. and donald didn't call him a racist!

    GUILTY!
     
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    It's a good thing Trump is white, if this was for dirt on Clinton, it would be and has already been called sexist. Just like for the last 8 years, ANY criticism of Obutthole was automatically deemed racist. :facepalm:
     
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    Nice to know @derp is making a little something by posting here.
     
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    There's never been and never will be a more damaging video of any candidate than the one of Hillary's collapse last weekend. The whole world saw her limp body being dragged into a van like a sack of potatoes and heard the ridiculous and contradicting explanations by her campaign.
     
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    There's 50 years of dirt on Trump that would fill Jones Beach... its all public and its all out there...it does not matter.
     
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    It's Gore-Dubya all over again. The Dems have snatched defeat from the jaws of certain victory once more.

    More dirt on Donald Trump? How stupid. After all the crazy things he's said, and all the things everyone has found out about him, nobody's mind has changed. Nobody's mind will change with the next batshit thing that happens.

    This is a total waste of time, money, and energy. Perhaps Hillary can campaign on why people should vote for her, and then she may have a chance.
     
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    Yep, they just don't get it. A lot of people are voting for Trump because they hate Hillary and don't trust her, not because they're so crazy about him. Finding more "dirt" on Trump won't change that.