The Democratic Operative Who Claimed Credit for Staging Youngkin ‘White Supremacist’ Stunt Took Selfie with Race Hoaxer

MAJOR UPDATE: The Democratic operative who claimed credit score for the ‘white supremacists for Youngkin’ hoax took a selfie with one of many race hoaxers whereas at one other political occasion. See replace beneath put up.

UPDATE 2: It appears like we might have a optimistic ID on the race/J6 hoaxer due to the good Rosie Memos.

The Virginia governor’s race has tightened down the house stretch to Tuesday’s election and one of the crucial memorable “soiled methods” in current political historical past has surfaced. Democratic operatives with shut ties to the McAuliffe marketing campaign orchestrated a determined race hoax to border Terry McAuliffe’s now-leading opponent Glenn Youngkin as a ‘white supremacist.’

The “white supremacists for Youngkin” hoax seems to have begun with a report by Elizabeth Holmes that was tweeted early Friday morning.

It must be famous that checking the archive for the tweet reveals that Twitter has gone into protecting mode and has slapped a ‘delicate materials’ warning on the tweet, which is time-stamped as 7:36 a.m.

Shortly thereafter, Terry McAuliffe’s social media supervisor Charlie Olaf amplied the story by making it seem that the tiki-torch bearing white supremacists had been Youngkin supporters:

“Wow,” Olaf tweeted on Friday morning. “At a marketing campaign cease for Glenn Youngkin this morning, folks had been holding tiki torches and altering ‘we’re all in for Glenn.’ Disgusting reference to the 2017 United the Proper Rally in Charlottesville.”

Charlie Olaf is especially fascinating as a result of he was touted out of the blue in the future earlier than the ‘white supremacists for Youngkin’ hoax:

Apparently, Mary Trump then joined within the oddly timed endorsement of Charlie Olaf.

The Federalist notes that Olaf’s followers went from 120 followers to greater than 7,000 followers following these non-random endorsements. Mary Trump is Donald Trump’s ‘anti-Trump’ niece. So, who’s Adam Parkhomenko?

Parkhomenko, a extremely skilled Democratic operative, has deep ties to Terry McAuliffe going again years. A 2017 Washington Put up article reported that Parkhomenko was truly endorsed by McAuliffe for a significant position within the DNC:

“Adam Parkhomenko, the co-founder of ‘Prepared for Hillary’ and a lifelong supporter of defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is being endorsed by three former chairmen of the Democratic Nationwide Committee for a job within the get together’s management. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, former Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell and longtime South Carolina get together operative Don Fowler will announce their endorsements Monday.”

Olaf’s oafish now-deleted tweet was then boosted by Adam Parkhomenko the following day following his endorsement. Not solely did Olaf delete his tweet, he truly modified his Twitter deal with from @CharlieOlaf to @charlie_2221.

A member of Terry McAuliffe’s marketing campaign crew, Christina Freundlich, shortly after the preliminary ‘tiki torch’ photograph tweet drew consideration to the photograph. Christina Freundlich portrayed the demonstrators as being with Crew Youngkin, saying: “That is who Glenn Youngkin’s supporters are.” She then deleted the tweet.

A McAuliffe communications aide named Jen Goodman, who has labored for Joe Biden, blasted the Youngkin marketing campaign over the hoax, calling it “disgusting and disqualifying.” Her response was 22 minutes after the unique photograph was posted. She then subsequently deleted the tweet.

Ally Sammarco, who’s related to Virginia Democrats and different Democrat technique teams, merely reacted ‘Yikes.’ She additionally deleted the tweet.

Jewish Democrats additionally pounced on the tweet to accuse Youngkin of being in league with the supporters. Later, Jewish Democrats additionally deleted their tweet.

Alec Sears, who has reported for the Every day Caller and Washington Examiner, broke the story broad open. The next is what Sears reported in a Twitter thread:

That is so clearly a political operation organized by @AdamParkhomenko it’s not even humorous.

And I’ve the receipts.

Discover that the one folks interacting with this story are Democratic Political Operatives, all retweeted by Parkhomenko.

Let’s check out this gentleman. He bears a robust resemblance to at least one Camden Layton, in any other case often called the finance director for @vayd.

Coincidence? I report, you resolve.

This gross false-flag operation reeks of desperation from the McAuliffe camp who’s presently trailing Youngkin by 8 factors.

A assured marketing campaign would by no means resort to such gross measures. Now we have a good suggestion of who a number of the different people are, and are working to substantiate, however when you’ve got any info do share 👀

🚨 I’m now assured that we have now recognized the girl on this group of political actors as Colleen Wachenfeld, with @vademocrats.


Thus concluded Alec Sears’ thread. Sears’ tweets didn’t set off objections from the staffers, however as a substitute they each made their social media accounts non-public.

Camden Layton, the Finance Director at Virginia Young Democrats mentioned above, locked his Twitter account after Sears’ reporting.

Layton additionally privated his Instagram account.

There was additionally a presently unidentified African-American male who posed as a “white supremacist”:

McAuliffe’s marketing campaign crew and Virginia Democrats would later disavow any data of the anti-Youngkin operation.

“What occurred as we speak in Charlottesville is disgusting and distasteful and the McAuliffe marketing campaign condemns it within the strongest phrases,” McAuliffe’s marketing campaign supervisor Chris Bolling tweeted. “These concerned ought to instantly apologize.”

Virginia Democrats additionally denied being get together to the stunt. “The Democratic Social gathering of Virginia, together with its coordinated companions and its associates, didn’t have any position as we speak within the occasions that occurred exterior of the Youngkin marketing campaign bus cease as we speak,” the VD mentioned in an announcement.

In an uncommon twist, the Lincoln Mission apparently stepped as much as fall on the sword for Democrats, claiming credit score for the “demonstration.” Their statement is offered in full beneath:

“Glenn Younkin has mentioned: ‘President Trump represents a lot of why I’m operating.’ Youngkin proves it on daily basis by attempting to divide Virginians utilizing racial code phrases like Critical Race Theory and supporting a ban on instructing the works of America’s solely Black Nobel laureate.

“The Lincoln Mission has run advertisements highlighting the hate unleashed in Charlottesville in addition to Glenn Youngkin’s continued failure to denounce Donald Trump’s ‘very tremendous folks on either side.’ We are going to proceed to attract this distinction in broadcast movies, on our social media platforms, and at Youngkin rallies.

“At this time’s demonstration was our approach of reminding Virginians what occurred in Charlottesville 4 years in the past, the Republican Social gathering’s embrace of these values, and Glenn Youngkin’s failure to sentence it.

“The Youngkin marketing campaign is enraged by our reminder of Charlottesville for one easy cause: Glenn Youngkin desires Virginians to neglect that he’s Donald Trump’s candidate.

“We are going to proceed to carry Glenn Youngkin accountable. If he’ll denounce Trump’s assertion that the Charlottesville rioters possessed ‘very tremendous’ qualities, we’ll withdraw the tiki torches. Till then, we’ll be again.”

It’s fascinating that the Lincoln Mission ought to step ahead to assert credit score for the faux ‘home terrorism’ hoax. The Lincoln Mission, maybe greatest identified for its members’ prurient affinity for pedophilia, not too long ago minimize a video to assist McAuliffe.

The Lincoln Mission has been closely concerned with the McAuliffe marketing campaign and by no means would have pulled such a stunt as a faux white supremacist hoax with out giving a heads as much as the McAuliffe marketing campaign. Right here is how closely concerned the Tremendous Pac is in Virginia’s governor race: It has directly contributed to the McAuliffe marketing campaign.

“In keeping with state marketing campaign information, Terry McAuliffe’s marketing campaign has acquired $264,000 in marketing campaign help from the Lincoln Mission, which coordinated with the state Democrat get together and McAuliffe’s marketing campaign to perpetrate a race hoax in Virginia as we speak, Sean Davis famous.

It has additionally launched an advert marketing campaign value $5 million to get McAuliffe throughout the end line.

“The never-Trumpers at The Lincoln Mission proceed to embrace mainstream Democratic candidates, slicing a new ad selling former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe in his marketing campaign towards Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin,” Florida Politics noted.

“McAuliffe was already Governor as soon as, from 2014 till 2018, and he seeks a return to the workplace in 2022,” the report added. “The brand new Lincoln Mission spots will probably be a part of a barrage of stretch run adverts totaling more than $5 million between the 2 campaigns.”

However of specific curiosity has been the Lincoln Mission’s line of assault towards Youngkin. In its advert, it claims with none foundation in any respect that Youngkin might be tied to Charlottesville, racism, and anti-semitism.

“Glenn Youngkin is Donald Trump‘s candidate,” the narrator warns. “Anti-Semitism. Racism. Denying homosexual {couples} the best to marry. That ugly Charlottesville hate.”

“The selection Virginians face on Election Day is stark — a candidate handpicked by Donald Trump or an sincere and first rate chief: Terry McAuliffe,” mentioned Lincoln Mission co-founder Reed Galen. “Glenn Youngkin has run a marketing campaign fueled by racism, anti-Semitism, and homophobia. He pretends to be two completely different candidates in two very completely different elements of the state, enjoying Virginians as fools. Voters are smarter than Youngkin offers them credit score for and so they’re going to show it on November 2 by rejecting the type of hate-driven politics Youngkin represents.”

The Lincoln Mission is described as a “liberal” group by the non-partisan marketing campaign donation analysis group Open Secrets and techniques. The group’s PAC profile heading into 2021 is revealing: Impartial expenditures of practically $50 million. $5 million for Democrats, and $41 million towards Republicans. That’s proper, zero Republican assist within the 2020 election.

The Lincoln Mission, due to this fact, can safely be known as a Democratic Social gathering cut-out operation. On Friday, Glenn Youngkin’s marketing campaign supervisor reacted to the last-minute “soiled trick”:

“Terry McAuliffe’s marketing campaign has been the dirtiest, nastiest, most dishonest marketing campaign in Virginia historical past,” Glenn Youngkin’s communication director mentioned. “This morning they’re closing out his profession by going even decrease.”

The response to the story by seasoned political observers was that all the operation smacks of a set-up.

“I wouldn’t be stunned if the Lincoln Mission merely agreed to take duty after the actual fact as a favor to the McAuliffe marketing campaign,” Sr. Fellow on the Manhattan Institute Brian Riedl mentioned. “They normally don’t do grassroots, however quite sit on their boat with accomplice flags writing unhealthy adverts.”

“Dem Social gathering operatives and MSNBC ‘analysts’ spent the day spreading a photograph that was doubtful from the beginning – staged to make it seem neo-Nazis had been supporting Glenn Youngkin – and now it seems that, but once more, they unfold disinformation,” liberal journalist Glenn Greenwald famous. “Again and again: the identical folks do that.”

“However a reminder that McAullife’s staffers instantly began spreading it round virtually as in the event that they knew it was coming,” Greg Worth reacted. “How did VA Dem staffers become involved in doing it? How a lot did McAullife’s marketing campaign know. This raises extra questions.”

“So it seems all of the @TerryMcAuliffe staffers that attempted to blow this up and smear Youngkin with it have now deleted their associated tweets with out issuing corrections or apologies….” Twitter commenter AG Hamilton famous.

“How is that this tweet from @lawindsor, who later admitted she deliberate the entire hoax, nonetheless up?” Brent Scher requested.

Scher is referring to a tweet by Lauren Windsor, who has claimed credit score for the racism hoax.

“In my capability as a communications advisor, I labored w @ProjectLincoln to coordinate as we speak’s Youngkin motion in Charlottesville. I be a part of them within the battle to defend our democracy from rightwing extremists and name for Glenn Youngkin to denounce Trump’s ‘very tremendous folks’.”

Lauren Windsor, even when making an attempt to take credit score for the stunt, as if it wasn’t coordinated with the McAuliffe marketing campaign, perpetuates yet one more hoax.

“There have been very tremendous folks on either side, & I’m not speaking in regards to the Neo-nazis and white supremacists as a result of they need to be condemned completely,” Trump had truly mentioned.

On Friday, Windsor reacted to the tiki torch photograph in an analogous approach as McAuliffe marketing campaign staffers.

So, who’s Lauren Windsor and what’s her relationship to the McAuliffe marketing campaign? The Put up Millennial offers some necessary biographical background.

“Final month, Laura Windsor was known as ‘the Democrats’ Reply to Sting Artist James O’Keefe’ by Will Sommer of the Every day Beast,” The Put up Millennial reported. “He offered Windsor’s folks as underdog heroes akin to Mission Veritas in how they obtained Glenn Youngkin to reply questions on abortion points. Sommer does a good job giving a historical past of how Windsor started as some twisted offshoot of the Veritas crowd.”

“In response, Windsor launched ‘Mission Veritas Uncovered,’ a web based file with footage of identified O’Keefe operatives and associates,” the Daily Beast famous. “Liberal teams, fearful that they’ve been infiltrated by somebody working for O’Keefe, can scour the database and evaluate job candidates towards footage on the location.”

Fellow Lincoln Mission member Joe Trippi backed up the operation with a ‘weapons for rent’ vibe:

“It’s why I joined @ProjectLincoln Trump Republicans go low and as @MichaelCohen212 and Lee Atwater have mentioned ‘there’s a code’. LP 🏴‍☠️ will go the place Democrats gained’t and threat all of it to interrupt that frickin code and expose Youngkin and his winking and nodding,” Trippi tweeted.

This isn’t the primary time that Windsor has performed an operation for the advantage of Terry McAuliffe’s marketing campaign. The Every day Beast reported that she posed as a Republican to get undercover footage of Youngkin talking towards abortion.

“However the man and Youngkin’s interlocutor weren’t actually Republicans, a subterfuge that turned clear a number of weeks later when hidden camera footage of his remarks aired on MSNBC. Youngkin’s Democratic opponent, former Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, shortly hammered Youngkin over the video, claiming his views on abortion had been out of step with voters within the purple state,” the Every day Beast reported.

“The Youngkin video and plenty of others prefer it was the creation of Democratic operative Lauren Windsor, who has emerged over the previous yr as a lurking menace to Republican officers who suppose they’re simply chatting with their ideological compatriots,” the report continued. “By posing at public occasions as fervent conservative activists, Windsor and her compatriots at her YouTube channel, ‘The Undercurrent,’ have recorded a lot of Republican politicians in unguarded moments.”

The Lincoln Mission has admitted to pulling off a racial hoax to border McAuliffe’s candidate as a ‘racist.’ As somebody who has labored inside a profitable political marketing campaign, I can say there isn’t any approach that McAuliffe’s marketing campaign wouldn’t have been tipped off. The political blowback in a decent race could be too immense for the Lincoln Mission to “go rogue.”

Moreover, the fast response of so many McAuliffe marketing campaign workers on a Friday morning to grab on the preliminary deceptive ‘report’ to border Youngkin as a racist reeks of coordination. The next deletion of all of the tweets, the privating and obfuscation of social media accounts, with out rationalization or apology, is the icing on the cake. The McAuliffe marketing campaign panicked and the Lincoln Mission dove on the sword.

The Lincoln Mission thus dedicated three hoaxes on Friday: It’s involvement within the ‘white supremacists for Trump’ stunt, it’s distortion of Donald Trump’s views and Youngkin’s guilt-by-assocation, and its non-credible denial.

UPDATE: A photo has surfaced of Lauren Windsor posing with one of many race-hoaxers on the ‘white supremacists for Youngkin’ occasion.

The place Lauren Windsor was at on the time must be of specific curiosity: A staged Justice for J6 rally.

UPDATE 2: It appears like we might have a optimistic ID on the race/J6 hoaxer due to the good Rosie Memos.

The person’s identify seems to be Ian Golden. He was a marketing campaign aide for Maryland congressional candidate John Delaney.

“A marketing campaign aide for Maryland congressional candidate John Delaney was featured in a video honoring Iraq and Afghanistan warfare veterans that performed earlier than 1000’s of Democrats gathered in Charlotte on Thursday for the Democratic Nationwide Conference,” the Baltimore Solar reported.

“Ian Golden, who’s 27 and lives in Washington, served within the Military from 2004 to 2010, together with as an infantry sergeant in Iraq from 2007 to 2009. He overees veterans affairs and nationwide safety coverage for Delaney, a Democrat who’s operating for the Home in Maryland’s sixth District.”

Right here is one other photograph that has surfaced on social media displaying Ian Golden.

Right here is Golden’s spouse. Additionally a poltical operative linked to Every Action, a digital advocacy software program firm.

“He’s made his Insta and Twitter non-public. He’s additionally deleted his LinkedIn. I’m gonna try to be taught extra although,” @SeanNewsNow, who discovered the photograph, commented.

Right here is the bio that @SeanNewsNow dug up on Golden’s now-deleted LinkedIn web page:

Extra was dug up on Golden:

Though the identities of the opposite race hoaxers are usually not presently identified for sure, though we are able to surmise the names of two extra of them, it is just a matter of time earlier than all of their identities. Then the Lincoln Mission and the McAuliffe marketing campaign will certainly have some explaining to do. | The Democratic Operative Who Claimed Credit score for Staging Youngkin ‘White Supremacist’ Stunt Took Selfie with Race Hoaxer


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