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Why Jeb Bush Is Taking a Right Hook to Donald Trump

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump Tuesday with a video questioning his conservative bona fides.

The 80-second video hits trump with a hard right hook, showing clips of him talking about living in New York City, calling himself pro-choice, praising single-payer health care and saying that Hillary Clinton is “a terrific woman.”

“I lived in New York City and Manhattan all my life, so my views are a little bit different than if I lived in Iowa,” Trump says at the beginning of the video, a clip from his 1999 appearance on “Meet the Press.”

Bush and Trump have been engaged in a war of words, as the real estate mogul maintains his lead on the GOP field. Trump released a campaign video on Instagram juxtaposing Bush’s assertion that people cross into the U.S. illegally as an “act of love” with photos of criminals in the country without legal status.

For months, the Bush campaign has tried to ignore Trump, but it has now decided to treat him as a legitimate candidate who must be taken down. Attacking from his right flank is an attempt to both weaken the front-runner and bolster Bush’s conservative bona fides.

Some of the attacks draw on Trump’s past statements, which he has since repudiated. While the video shows Trump saying he is “very pro-choice,” he said during the August Republican debate that his views have “very much evolved” on the issue.

Another line in the video draws from that debate to show Trump arguing that single-payer health care “works in Canada” and “works incredibly well in Scotland,” although Trump went on to say that it “could have worked in a different age” in the United States.

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Morning Must Reads: September 1

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Donald Trump are engaged in an all-out war of words, as Trump maintains his lead on the GOP field. Trump released a campaign video on Instagram juxtaposing Bush’s assertion that people cross into the U.S. illegally as an “act of love,” with the photos of several criminals in the country without legal status. Bush’s team fired back with statements all day, and now have released a video with the “greatest hits” of Trump’s time as a Democrat. The 80-second video includes Trump expressing support for partial-birth abortion and single-payer healthcare and praising Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is targeting Bush for his refusal to pledge to abrogate the Iran nuclear deal on his first day in office, drawing fire on himself for suggesting that Bush doesn’t know where he stands on issues. Walker’s campaign was forced to clarify that he does not support building a wall between the U.S. and Canada, despite suggesting he thought it might be an idea worth considering.

Another tranche of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton‘s emails were released late Monday, revealing the lighter side of her life in government. Between asking for the times her favorite shows appeared on television to joking about the time a criminal robbed a bank in a mask with her face on it, Clinton also received a memo outlining a plan to impeach Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, and asked aides for details on how many times she voted against raising the federal debt limit.

Super PACs may be raising more than campaigns, but they’re paying a lot more to get on TV. Rick Perry‘s campaign team in Iowa has been decimated amid fundraising woes. And President Obama will run wild in Alaska with Bear Grylls.

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Must Reads

7 Fun Things We Learned From Hillary Clinton’s Latest Emails
The lighter side of the latest release [TIME]

Scott Walker Campaign Clarifies Canadian Wall Comments After Backlash
The campaign plays clean-up for their candidate [Wisconsin State Journal]

As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers’ Rights
Obama administration works to remake labor system in final 18 months [New York Times]

Trump Upends GOP Message on Economy
Raising taxes and rolling back on trade is out of step with the party [Washington Post]

Chaos in Colorado Risks Key Senate Seat for GOP
Party drama threatens control of the Senate [Politico]

How Much for That Political Ad? Depends on Who’s Buying
The super PAC advantage erodes quickly [Concord Monitor]

Sound Off

“I think it was sloppy and unprofessional, that it reflects a lack of understanding about how easy it is for adversaries to tap into communications. She’s an intelligent woman. She spent a lot of time in the White House. You should not operate in the way she did.” — Former Vice President Dick Cheney criticizing Hillary Clinton on her email use

“They had no idea it was YOU, just some random email address so they emailed.” — Top Clinton aide Huma Abedin to the Secretary of State after the State Department technology help desk didn’t recognize her private account

Bits and Bites

Hillary Clinton Sides With Liberals on Anti-Lobbying Bill [TIME]

Karl Rove Thinks Obama Needs a New Way to Honor McKinley [TIME]

Supreme Court Rejects County Official’s Request in Gay-Marriage Case [Washington Post]

Walker Targets Bush on Iran Deal in New Video [TIME]

White House Sidesteps Hubbub About Obama’s Future Role at Columbia [New York Times]

Perry Scales Back Iowa Team to One Paid Staffer [Des Moines Register]

President Obama to Run Wild in Alaska With Bear Grylls [TIME]

 

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Walker Targets Bush on Iran Deal in New Video

It's the first significant attack ads on the Republican side

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is taking aim at establishment rival Jeb Bush in a new video released Monday, criticizing him for refusing to say he’d rip up the pending Iran nuclear agreement should he win the White House.

The hit on the former Florida governor marks one of the first significant attack ads of the cycle to be produced by a GOP presidential campaign. In the web video, Bush is lumped in with “Republicans who don’t know what they stand for,” and is quoted saying he won’t pledge to rip up the agreement on his first day in office.

Walker, meanwhile, is cast as “a strong leader for dangerous times,” shown promising to “terminate it on day one.”

Abrogating the agreement hours after taking the oath of office has been one of Walker’s key campaign promises in recent weeks, and it’s one of the few foreign policy differences in the GOP field. Ohio Gov. John Kasich, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and real estate mogul Donald Trump have joined Bush in saying they would review the agreement, but couldn’t pledge to end it. Others, like Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, have taken Walker’s position.

“Governor Bush has repeatedly said it’s a terrible deal, that Congress should reject it, and that if elected he would begin the process immediately to responsibly undo the deal and the damage it has done to our national security,” Bush spokeswoman Kristy Campbell said in a statement.

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Morning Must Reads: August 31

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President Barack Obama will travel to Alaska Monday for a summit on the arctic and climate change. In a victory for Alaskans, Obama announced that Mt. McKinley, the tallest North American summit, will now be called by its local name, Denali. Maintaining the name of the mountain, named after the 25th president, who was assassinated after leading the U.S. to victory in the Spanish-American War, has long been a concern of the Ohio delegation, including Sen. Rob Portman and Speaker of the House John Boehner, who condemned the move.

The Summer of Trump is on the cusp of becoming The Autumn of The Donald. Just don’t expect everyone in the party to like it, TIME’s Philip Elliott reports from New Hampshire, where the state’s political world has been upended by the new GOP front-runner. Bill Clinton made an appearance at a fundraiser for his wife. And Scott Walker’s no good, very bad month shows few signs of abating with the calendar.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

Fear, Loathing and Disbelief as Donald Trump Looms Large Over New Hampshire

TIME’s Philip Elliott captures the state of the race in the Granite State

Crowds flock to Georgia to pay tribute to cancer-stricken Jimmy Carter

The ex-president’s Sunday school classes have become a pilgrimage for supporters [Washington post]

What happened to Scott Walker?

Down in the polls, many supporters are calling for a shake-up—and fast[Washington post]

Even in college, Donald Trump was brash

A look at his time at Wharton [Boston Globe]

What Is the Trump Endgame?

When he fades could determine the next nominee [New York Magazine]

Jeb Bush touts consensus-builder style, but many point to discordant Florida record

Many remember a ‘my way, or the highway’ approach [Tamba Bay Times]

Obama’s Alaska Visit Puts Climate, Not Energy, in Forefront

A shift in focus as energy prices decline and the president looks to his legacy [New York Times]

Sound Off

“I think that that is dead wrong and I have let the leadership of the Democrats know that…I think this country benefits, all people benefit, democracy benefits when we have debates and I want to see more of them,” he added. “I think that debates are a good thing.” —Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on CNN’s “State of the Union,” on the DNC limiting the number of Democratic Party debates to six.

“Some people have asked us about that in New Hampshire. They raised some very legitimate concerns, including some law enforcement folks that brought that up to me at one of our town hall meetings about a week and a half ago. So that is a legitimate issue for us to look at.” —Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker discussing the notion of a border fence with Canada on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

Bits and Bites

Graham on Kasich: ‘Not Ready to Be Commander in Chief’ [TIME]

People Are Still Writing Fake Donald Trump Bible Quotes on Twitter [TIME]

In East Hampton, Bill joins Hillary at fundraiser [Politico]

Trump’s deportation idea similar to 1930s mass removals [Associated Press]

Hillary Clinton Secures Backing of Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire [New York Times]

Christie Stands By Plan to Track Immigrants With Help From FedEx [Wall Street Journal]

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Morning Must Reads: August 28

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio will deliver dueling foreign policy speeches Friday in South Carolina. Rubio, who will focus his remarks on China, followed Walker’s lead this week in calling for the scaling back of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit next month. Walker, who has less experience on foreign policy issues, will deliver broad remarks as he hopes to regain his campaign’s footing amid declining poll numbers.

Democratic presidential candidates will face their party leadership in Minneapolis Friday, but one man, Joe Biden, will be missing, as he continues to ponder launching a bid for the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton faces frustration from many in her party over her seemingly flippant responses to questions about her use of a private email server. On Thursday, Clinton sought to keep the focus on Republicans, comparing them to terrorists on attitudes toward women.

Jeb Bush secured the endorsement of former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, who spurned the appeals of some of Bush’s rivals. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump are teaming up to oppose the Iran deal. And Speaker of the House John Boehner had some choice words for Cruz at a recent fundraiser.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

Univision’s Jorge Ramos: Reporters Need to Get Tougher on Donald Trump
The anchor talks to TIME’s Michael Scherer

Hacker Killed by Drone Was ‘Secret Weapon’
U.S. kills ISIS hacker in drone attack [Wall Street Journal]

Democrats Get The Keys To Obama’s Massive Campaign Email List
A long-sought victory for the DNC [BuzzFeed]

Hillary Clinton’s Handling of Email Issue Frustrates Democratic Leaders
They wish she’d take it more seriously [New York Times]

How Huma Abedin operated at the center of the Clinton universe
Overlapping public and private work [Washington Post]

Sound Off

“Now, extreme views about women, we expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don’t want to live in the modern world. But it’s a little hard to take coming from Republicans who want to be the president of the United States.” —Hillary Clinton at a rally in Ohio Thursday in comments that immediately drew rebuke from Republicans.

“As President, I will send the following message: the retreat is over. American leadership is back and, together with our allies, we will not surrender another inch of ground to terrorists or any other power that threatens our safety.” —Prepared remarks of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on foreign policy Friday at the Citadel in Charleston, S.C.

Bits and Bites

Eric Cantor endorses Bush over Rubio, Walker, and Christie [TIME]

John Boehner Calls Ted Cruz A ‘Jackass’ At Fundraiser [Daily Caller]

Iran Deal Opens a Vitriolic Divide Among American Jews [New York Times]

Hillary Clinton, citing Tamir Rice and Virginia shootings, decries gun violence in Cleveland speech [Northeast Ohio Media Group]

DNC site mistakes foreign vets for former U.S. troops [Military Times]

Hillary Clinton to Coordinate Fundraising with Democratic Party [TIME]

Watch Donald Trump Try to Prove His Hair Is Real [TIME]

Cruz, Trump to hold anti-Iran deal rally in D.C. [Politico]

Rubio: How My Presidency Would Deal With China [Wall Street Journal]

TIME 2016 Election

Former House Leader Eric Cantor Endorses Jeb Bush for Republican Nomination

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Yuri Gripas—Reuters U.S. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) leaves after a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington June 11, 2014

"America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness"

Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor endorsed Jeb Bush Thursday, spurning several rivals who were aggressively courting the former GOP number two.

Cantor, who left Congress last year after a shocking loss in a primary to conservative upstart David Brat, will become co-chair of Bush’s campaign in his home state Virginia, providing the former Florida governor access to his extensive donor base in the finance and Jewish communities.

The endorsement is a blow to several of Bush’s rivals. According to a source close to Cantor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, Sen. Marco Rubio and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie were all striving to earn Cantor’s support.

“They pursued him for months and months,” the source said. “He still has a whole lot of friends in Congress and other prominent folks across the country in the party and the finance and fundraising communities.”

According to the source, Cantor weighed his options over the past several months and came to his decision to back Jeb “relatively recently.”

In a statement, Cantor said, “Governor Bush is a true conservative leader with a long-term vision for this country and the practical know how to implement it. After eight years of anemic growth and declining international relevance, America needs a President that can re-energize our nation and recapture our greatness — Jeb Bush is that man. I look forward to working closely with the Governor and his team as they chart a course to the White House.”

Cantor will appear with Bush at an event in Norfolk, Va., Friday. News of Cantor’s endorsement was first reported by Politico.

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Morning Must Reads: August 27

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Vice President Joe Biden is keeping even his closest confidants guessing about his presidential intentions, TIME’s Philip Elliott reports, as a new poll shows he’s in a strong position to mount a presidential bid. But many longtime aides are encouraging their boss to remain on the sidelines, as his support now is largely a function of being removed from contentious electoral politics. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Biden should do whatever is right for himself and his family, as her poll numbers remain at new lows from the continued fallout over her use of a private email server. Clinton offered up regret at a campaign stop Wednesday, but many questions remain unanswered and will continue to hang over her campaign.

GOP frontrunner Donald Trump is standing by his decision to throw journalist Jorge Ramos out of his press conference Tuesday night. In an interview with Bloomberg, he called for new taxes and couldn’t name his favorite bible verse. The pro-Clinton super PAC Priorities USA is out with a new ad airing in states with large Latino populations casting Trump and his more establishment-friendly GOP candidates as on the same page on immigration. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is running an unconventional campaign focused on an all-in bet to boost conservative turnout at the expense of growing the GOP. And Scott Walker is trying to out-trump Trump on the trail.

President Barack Obama will be in New Orleans Thursday to mark the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and its rebuilding efforts, saying it is an example of a manmade disaster becoming a failure of government. “This is a city that slowly, unmistakably, together, is moving forward,” Obama will say. “Because the project of rebuilding here wasn’t simply to restore the city as it had been. It was to build a city as it should be.”

Must Reads

Joe Biden Weighs One More Shot at the Job He Always Wanted

TIME’s Philip Elliott goes behind the scenes of the VP’s presidential considerations

Hillary Clinton Takes ‘Responsibility’ for Email Use, Saying It ‘Wasn’t the Best Choice’

Clinton expresses regret as poll numbers continue to slide [New York Times]

The Price and Promise of Hillary Clinton’s Wobbly Summer

TIME’s Joe Klein on the Democratic front-runner’s rough turn under the sun

The High Stakes of Hillary Clinton’s Email Scandal

Predicting the likely fallout with TIME’s Massimo Calabresi

Donald Trump Says He Wants to Raise Taxes on Himself

Out of step with GOP orthodoxy [Bloomberg]

Ted Cruz: Right Turns Only

The candidate’s radical plan to win the White House as explained by TIME’s Alex Altman

Sound Off

“I think I handled that well. I got a lot of credit for it” —Donald Trump to conservative radio host Laura Ingraham on kicking journalist Jorge Ramos out of his press conference Tuesday.

“I think he has to make what is a very difficult decision for himself and his family, and he should have the space and opportunity to decide what he wants to do.” —Hillary Clinton on a Joe Biden presidential run

Bits and Bites

Voters Open to Joe Biden Presidential Bid in New Poll [TIME]

Scott Walker Fights Back by Campaigning More Like Donald Trump [TIME]

Why Dropping ‘Anchor Baby’ Is a Problem for Politicians [TIME]

Tom Harkin Cautions Joe Biden Against Running for President [New York Times]

Trump Talks Bush, Bible and White Supremacist Backers [Bloomberg]

Joe Biden Isn’t Sure Family Is Ready for Run [New York Times]

Possible Biden run puts Obama fundraising network on high alert [Washington Post]

Ad Portrays Donald Trump and His Rivals as a Single Voice on Immigration [New York Times]

Leaked emails show new Trump aide used to scorn him [Des Moines Register]

Perry on campaign struggles: I’m not giving up [Texas Tribune]

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TIME 2016 Election

Voters Open to Joe Biden Presidential Bid in New Poll

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Jason Davis—Getty Images Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a memorial service to honor those killed in the shooting at the University of Tennessee on August 15, 2015 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Hillary Clinton still leads the race for the Democratic nomination

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden may still be mulling his 2016 chances, but many voters appear open to his potential candidacy, a new survey finds.

A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday finds Biden with the highest favorability rating in either the Democratic or Republican field among all voters, and leading head-to-head match-ups against hypothetical GOP rivals. But Biden, whose numbers are boosted by his near-universal name-recognition, trails former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Clinton commands the support of 45% of Democrats nationally, down from 55% a month ago, followed by Sanders at 22% and Biden at 18%.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump maintains a commanding lead of the GOP field with 28% of Republican support, followed by retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson at 12%. No other GOP candidate breaks double-digits, with a large cluster in a statistical tie filling out the top 10. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz are tied for third place with 7% each, representing a significant drop in support for Bush, who has raised more than $120 million for his presidential run.

The survey is one that will be used to determine eligibility for next month’s CNN debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, in which polls since July will be averaged and the top 10 placers fill the prime-time stage. Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina, whose performance was well regarded in the Fox News debate, merits 5% in the Quinnipiac poll, a significant jump. But her campaign complained Wednesday that a relative lack of polling before the second debate could still keep her out of the debate. Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul fell to 2%, as his campaign has faltered this summer.

Trump remains deeply disliked by the majority of voters who are not his supporters; 26% of Republicans say they would never vote for him and 54% of all voters view him negatively. Clinton, who is still dogged by questions about her use of a private email server, now has 61% of Americans viewing her as untrustworthy and 51% viewing her unfavorably.

Asked an open-ended question about the first word that pops into their minds when they hear a candidate’s name, “liar” topped the list when the 1,563 registered voters were surveyed about Clinton. “Arrogant” was the top word for Trump and “Bush” for Bush.

The nationwide survey was conducted from Aug. 20-25 and has a margin of error of ±2.5 percentage points, with 666 Republicans polled for a margin of error of ±3.8 percentage points and 647 Democrats for a margin of error of ± 3.9 percentage points.

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Morning Must Reads: August 26

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Donald Trump‘s on-air sparring with Univision anchor Jorge Ramos became an instant classic of the 2016 presidential cycle Tuesday, and turned up the level of panic within the GOP over how Trump’s candidacy is affecting the Republican Party’s standing with Latino voters. Ramos, the most popular Spanish-language broadcaster in the country, has grown increasingly critical of the party’s rhetoric on immigration issues, potentially depriving the GOP of support among a constituency it needs to win over. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hit former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush for his shifting rhetoric on immigration Tuesday, the latest Republican to sense weakness in the well-funded, one-time-front-runner’s campaign.

Trump, meanwhile, has until the end of September to affirm he won’t run a third party candidacy or see himself left off the ballot in the South Carolina primary, state party chairman Matt Moore announced Tuesday. It’s a move that is also being adopted by several other states, requiring the candidate to certify they’ll back the eventual GOP nominee. But it’s unclear whether the statement has the force of law, or is simply designed as a PR victory for the GOP establishment.

Joe Biden is holding a call with members of the Democratic National Committee ostensibly about foreign policy, but the timing, as he’s weighing a presidential run, betrays another motivation. Biden still has not made up his mind on a long shot bid, which would pit the popular, but gaffe-prone, VP against a massive Clinton organization that has nearly a year’s head start on building a campaign.

Here are your must-reads:

Must Reads

Donald Trump and Univision’s Jorge Ramos Spar on Immigration
One of the campaign’s most memorable moments yet [TIME]

Joe Biden to Hold Unusual Call With Democratic Party Officials
A foreign policy call as he ponders a presidential run [New York Times]

Conservative Sting Video Goes Inside Clinton Campaign Training
No wrongdoing, but a warning of more to come [TIME]

Behind the Biden hype
Channeling the grief over his son’s death into an agonizing decision over whether to run in 2016. [Politico]

Sound Off

“I mean, the fact is that you don’t need to be pandering to one way or the other. I’ll tell you the way you don’t do it. You don’t do focus group tested trips to the border, speak Spanish and then criticize Asians.” —New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticizes Jeb Bush on Fox News over his comments on immigration.

“I don’t know if adultery is against the law still. In some states, there are old laws against adultery, but I think if we start going after people and locking people up for adultery we’re headed for a bizarre world.” —Sen. Rand Paul on the Ashley Madison hack to the Washington Post.

Bits and Bites

Why Bernie Sanders Won’t Add Debates Without Hillary Clinton [TIME]

The Air Force’s $25 Billion Bomber Blunder [TIME]

Carly Fiorina campaign takes issue with CNN debate qualifications [Medium]

Latino News Media, Offended by Donald Trump, Shows It in Broadcasts [New York Times]

Trump has until Sept. 30 in SC to rule out third-party run [Associated Press]

Caroline Kennedy used private email as ambassador to Japan [Associated Press]

Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren have a frosty past [Boston Globe]

Jeb Bush’s false claim that Planned Parenthood is ‘not actually doing women’s health issues’ [Washington Post]

Jeb Bush set to release ‘Reply All,” an e-book based on emails from time as governor [Tampa Bay Times]

The senator who is ‘ready for the Hunger Games’ [CNN]

State Contractors Aid Governors’ Campaigns [Wall Street Journal]

TIME Hillary Clinton

Conservative Sting Video Goes Inside Clinton Campaign Training

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Charlie Neibergall—AP Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to supporters during a rally before the Iowa Democratic Party's Hall of Fame Dinner, Friday, July 17, 2015, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

A first shot in a coming undercover series

The conservative group Project Veritas released a video Wednesday morning showing a glimpse of its long-anticipated undercover video sting inside the Clinton campaign.

“This is just the tip of the iceberg,” says James O’Keefe, the group’s founder in the clip.

Filmed by hidden camera by Project Veritas supporters posing as Clinton volunteers, the video shows a Clinton campaign staffer discussing strategies for targeting voter registration efforts. The campaign’s policy is to register all those who ask to register, a fact the staffer repeats.

But the staffer is also seen encouraging the “volunteer” to first ask whether the Iowans they encounter are Clinton supporters before asking if they are registered to vote. “We don’t want to make our focus be voter registration, because then we have to, like, register everyone regardless of whether they’re supporters or not,” the Clinton organizer is shown saying.

Nothing in the video shows the Clinton campaign violating the law, or the campaign’s own policy. But Veritas claims, nonetheless, that the campaign is “skirting the law” by first asking whether potential voters are supporters before making the registration offer. This approach to training volunteers is standard operating procedure across field campaigns, according to a Republican field staffer, who requested anonymity.

The Clinton campaign put its offices on alert nationwide last week after catching wind of the Project Veritas effort, warning about the potential for more attempts to infiltrate its campaign. Other schemes identified by the Clinton campaign included efforts to convince staffers and volunteers to accept potentially illegal contributions.

In the video, a Veritas supporter is seen greeting Clinton and posing for a photo with her, though it is not clear whether their interaction yielded anything of note. “Stay tuned Hillary, because we’re shortly going to release a stunning story of electoral malfeasance at the highest levels of your campaign,” O’Keefe says. “Check your email.”

The Clinton campaign declined to comment on the video.

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