Videographer and muckraker James O’Keefe has already revealed the machinations of groups affiliated with the Democratic National and Hillary Clinton that have sowed violence and disruption at rallies for Donald Trump. In another reveal, O’Keefe has found that a 69-year-old protester, who had accused of being sucker-punched by a Trump supporter this summer in North Carolina, has changed her story.
Media reported that Shirley Teeter (69) of Asheville NC claimed that Richard L. Campbell (73) “cold-cocked” her in the jaw. Teeter told ABC News “I said, ‘You better learn to speak Russian,’ and I said, ‘The first two words are going to be ha ha.’ He stopped in his tracks, and he turned around and just cold-cocked me.” She claims she was punched in the face and fell on her oxygen tank, injuring her ribs, jaw, and elbow. She later went for treatment at a hospital.
However, according to undercover video released by O’Keefe, Teter is said by leftist activist Scott Foval to be among the agitators he had trained to disrupt the Asheville rally. In a technique he calls “bird-dogging”, in which agitators are planted at opposition rallies to cause disruption and lead the media to report a desired narrative, Foval said. He described how the agitators are trained for weeks before the event how to ask questions of candidates after being admitted to a rally venue.
After the release of the information on Teter, she changed her story. This week, Teter told WLOS News that rather than cold-cocking her, that it is possible that he could have struck her with his backhand. According to WLOS, Teeter added that she wanted to know “if people find a Trump supporter punching her in the face deplorable,” in a reference to the recent controversy over a remark made by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton that half of Trump supporters are a “basket of deplorables.”
Attorney Ruth Smith, who is representing Camppbell, told Breitbart News that her 73-year-old client, who has trouble seeing due to cataracts, was being led through a gauntlet of anti-Trump demonstrators outside the venue when Teter approached him from behind and put her hand on his shoulder. The two never exchanged words, she said. Campbell is vigorously denying that he struck Teter. Smith indicated that there is proof in a Facebook video that he is innocent of the altercation. The video shows that Campbell, who has cataracts, was led through the hostile crowd by his wife because of his limited vision.
At one point in the video, Campbell stumbles while making his way through the raucous demonstrators. In an interview with Breitbart News, Smith said that the video shows that Teter came “up behind him and reach out her left hand and grab his shoulder. [She] was pulling him back, and he lifted up his right hand to get her off of him, and she fell.” According to Smith, Teter returned to the demonstration and was later photographed with a smile on her face. Teter showed no sign of injury to her face or jaw, Smith said.
Campbell is considering a lawsuit against Teter for that Campbell is considering suing Teeter for malicious prosecution, libel, and slander. Campbell is charged with misdemeanor assault on a female. He will face a court in November.