Erik Prince recruited former spies to infiltrate Democratic campaigns and liberal groups: report - 2020-03-09

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F358.png Erik Prince recruited former spies to infiltrate Democratic campaigns and liberal groups: report March 9, 2020, Igor Derysh, Salon

BBlackwater founder Erik Prince recruited former spies to infiltrate Democratic campaigns and liberal groups, according to The New York Times.

Prince, a longtime informal adviser to President Donald Trump and the brother of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, reportedly helped recruit former American and British spies for "secretive intelligence-gathering operations" that included spying on congressional campaigns, labor groups and "other groups considered hostile to the Trump agenda" in an effort to aid Project Veritas, a conservative group that tries to embarrass Democrats, liberal groups and members of the media through hidden camera stings.

The Intercept first reported last year that Prince hired a former MI-6 officer and funded spy training for the group after taking an interest in their work during the 2016 presidential campaign. The former MI-6 spy, RIchard Seddon, helped run an operation to secretly record officials at the Michigan office of the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) and release files that could "damage the organization," according to documents obtained by The Times.

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{{cite news | first = Igor | last = Derysh | title = Erik Prince recruited former spies to infiltrate Democratic campaigns and liberal groups: report | url = https://www.salon.com/2020/03/09/erik-prince-recruited-former-spies-to-infiltrate-democratic-campaigns-and-liberal-groups-report/ | work = Salon | date = March 9, 2020 | accessdate = June 1, 2020 }}