With just over a week to go until #Inauguration Day, many in the right-wing media have been questioned if the planned anti-Trump protests will turn into riots. #Donald Trump will be sworn in on January 20, and it appears that the right-wing media fear might come true, but not in the way they have been promoting.
Inauguration riot bust
#James O'Keefe is a well-known conservative activist who came into the spotlight in 2009 by promoting selectively edited videos of alleged voter fraud incidents at ACORN. O'Keefe, a public supporter of Donald Trump, was also arrested and later pleading guilty in 2010 for illegally entering the office of Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu. Last year, O'Keefe tried, but ultimately failed to uncover voter fraud in favor of Hillary Clinton, but has since remained quiet and out of the headlines. However, as reported by The Huffington Post on January 20, O'Keefe's network has been caught trying to bribe liberals into rioting against Trump at the inauguration.
The undercover operation was put together by The Undercurrent and Americans Take Action, who has released video and audio footage of James O'Keefe's network offering large sums of money to cause chaos on Inauguration Day, in an apparent attempt to back up the fear being pushed by some in the right-wing media. In the video, O'Keefe's backers can be heard offering up to $500,000 to progressive and liberals if they would disrupt the inauguration, including possibly shutting down a bridge.
Huffington Post spoke to activist Ryan Clayton, who helped work on the project, and he expressed his thoughts on what went down. "It was my pleasure to work with the highly skilled operatives who pulled off this reverse sting of political conman James O’Keefe," Clayton told the Huffington Post.
O'Keefe's Trump relationship
The link between Donald Trump and James O'Keefe is clear, which could be documented in the president-elect's donation to is Project Veritas group. In addition, Trump invited O'Keefe to the a previous debate last year. The former host of "The Apprentice" is set to be sworn into office in less than two weeks, and it's unknown if any of the protests will turn into riots.