AG Schimel: Undercover campaign videos reveal no crime
MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has concluded that secretly recorded videos of a Democratic activist bragging about deploying troublemakers at Donald Trump campaign rallies show no evidence any laws were broken.
Conservative activist James O’Keefe released secretly recorded and selectively edited video footage in October of Wisconsin-based liberal operative Scott Foval boasting about connections to the Democratic Party. He appears to say he had arranged for people to incite violence at Trump rallies.
Wisconsin’s Republican attorney general, Brad Schimel, said he was concerned the videos suggest election fraud. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel obtained a Jan. 31 memo from Assistant Attorney General Roy Korte in which Korte concludes the statements in the videos are vague and lack context.
A spokesman for Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s investigative film group, had no immediate comment.
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