Hillary Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook, “is close” to Robert Creamer, the high-ranking Democratic party operative who was caught on tape discussing organizing violent protests at Donald Trump rallies.
“Just wanted to pass along this note I sent to Bob Creamer, who as you may know is consulting for the DNC and is close to Robby Mook,” reads a Dec. 17, 2015 email from Michael Lux, the co-founder of the progressive group Democracy Partners, to Neera Tanden, a former Hillary Clinton campaign official.
Tanden forwarded the email to John Podesta, the Clinton campaign chairman whose emails were hacked and have been released by WikiLeaks.
The email further undermines Mook’s claims on CNN last week that Creamer had no relationship with the Clinton campaign.
Creamer resigned from his work with the Democratic National Committee after Project Veritas released undercover video showing the operative and Scott Foval, the national field director for People for the American Way, discussing inciting violence at Trump rallies.
Creamer, who has visited the Obama White House 342 times, was also shown saying that Hillary Clinton personally approved many of his activities. (RELATED: Democratic Operative Who Oversaw Trump Agitators Visited White House 342 Times)
Mook downplayed the campaign’s relationship with Creamer and Foval in an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper last Sunday.
“They’ve never had a relationship with the Clinton campaign,” Mook said.
“My understanding is the events they reference happened in February of last year, they did not have a contract with the DNC until June.”
But both of those claims have been undermined. One Project Veritas video shows Creamer discussing his daily conference calls with the campaign. And in another recording, Foval credits his operatives with staging an incident at a Trump rally in September in which a 69-year-old woman wearing an oxygen mask claimed she was attacked by a Trump supporter. That occurred well after Mook says that Foval and Creamer first contracted with the DNC.
“Every morning I am on a call at 10:30 that goes over the message being driven by the campaign headquarters,” Creamer said in one video, according to Breitbart News.
“I am in this campaign mainly to deal with what earned media with television, radio, with earned media and social media, not with paid media, not with advertising.”