New documents found in the Clinton Presidential Library revealed that the Democratic Party developed a secret operation to influence public opinion in the face of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign.
It was an operation designed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC), with the blessing of the White House, named as the “Talk Radio Initiative” or “TRI”.
The plot consisted of training thousands of volunteer activists to monitor the contents of different radio programs across the country and to make calls posing as listeners to disseminate Democratic talking points, as investigated by the Washington Free Beacon.
Documents found indicate that the Clinton administration closely monitored this operation to neutralize conservative radio stations in preparation for the 1996 presidential election.
A comprehensive study of reports and internal documents filed at the Clinton Presidential Library, including secret DNC communiqués, confidential state party documents, and executive memos for the president revealed that “Democrats systematically trained more than 4,000 operatives in at least 23 states to lie about their identities, deflect difficult questions from hosts, and plant pro-Democrat messages on the radio waves,” reported the Free Beacon.
The Washington Free Beacon, who conducted the investigation, says that this operation took place over several years in the 1990s