Source: by Kyle Becker

MAJOR UPDATE: The Democratic operative who claimed credit for the ‘white supremacists for Youngkin’ hoax took a selfie with one of the race hoaxers while at another political event. See update below post.

UPDATE 2: It looks like we may have a positive ID on the race/J6 hoaxer thanks to the great Rosie Memos.


The Virginia governor’s race has tightened down the home stretch to Tuesday’s election and one of the most memorable “dirty tricks” in recent political history has surfaced. Democratic operatives with close ties to the McAuliffe campaign orchestrated a desperate race hoax to frame Terry McAuliffe’s now-leading opponent Glenn Youngkin as a ‘white supremacist.’

The “white supremacists for Youngkin” hoax appears to have begun with a report by Elizabeth Holmes that was tweeted early Friday morning.

It should be noted that checking the archive for the tweet shows that Twitter has gone into protective mode and has slapped a ‘sensitive material’ warning on the tweet, which is time-stamped as 7:36 a.m.

Shortly thereafter, Terry McAuliffe’s social media manager Charlie Olaf amplied the story by making it appear that the tiki-torch bearing white supremacists were Youngkin supporters:

“Wow,” Olaf tweeted on Friday morning. “At a campaign stop for Glenn Youngkin this morning, people were holding tiki torches and changing ‘we’re all in for Glenn.’ Disgusting reference to the 2017 United the Right Rally in Charlottesville.”

Charlie Olaf is particularly interesting because he was touted out of the blue one day before the ‘white supremacists for Youngkin’ hoax:

Interestingly, Mary Trump then joined in the oddly timed endorsement of Charlie Olaf.

The Federalist notes that Olaf’s followers went from 120 followers to more than 7,000 followers following these non-random endorsements. Mary Trump is Donald Trump’s ‘anti-Trump’ niece. So, who is Adam Parkhomenko?

Parkhomenko, a highly experienced Democratic operative, has deep ties to Terry McAuliffe going back years. A 2017 Washington Post article reported that Parkhomenko was actually endorsed by McAuliffe for a major role in the DNC:

“Adam Parkhomenko, the co-founder of ‘Ready for Hillary’ and a lifelong supporter of defeated Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is being endorsed by three former chairmen of the Democratic National Committee for a role in the party’s leadership. Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, former Pennsylvania governor Edward G. Rendell and longtime South Carolina party operative Don Fowler will announce their endorsements Monday.”

Olaf’s oafish now-deleted tweet was then boosted by Adam Parkhomenko the next day following his endorsement. Not only did Olaf delete his tweet, he actually changed his Twitter handle from @CharlieOlaf to @charlie_2221.

A member of Terry McAuliffe’s campaign team, Christina Freundlich, shortly after the initial ‘tiki torch’ photo tweet drew attention to the photo. Christina Freundlich portrayed the demonstrators as being with Team Youngkin, saying: “This is who Glenn Youngkin’s supporters are.” She then deleted the tweet.

A McAuliffe communications aide named Jen Goodman, who has worked for Joe Biden, blasted the Youngkin campaign over the hoax, calling it “disgusting and disqualifying.” Her reaction was 22 minutes after the original photo was posted. She then subsequently deleted the tweet.

Ally Sammarco, who is associated with Virginia Democrats and other Democrat strategy groups, merely reacted ‘Yikes.’ She also deleted the tweet.

Jewish Democrats also pounced on the tweet to accuse Youngkin of being in league with the supporters. Later, Jewish Democrats also deleted their tweet.

Alec Sears, who has reported for the Daily Caller and Washington Examiner, broke the story wide open. The following is what Sears reported in a Twitter thread:

This is so clearly a political operation organized by @AdamParkhomenko it’s not even funny.

And I have the receipts.

Notice that the only people interacting with this story are Democratic Political Operatives, all retweeted by Parkhomenko.

Let’s take a look at this gentleman. He bears a strong resemblance to one Camden Layton, otherwise known as the finance director for @vayd.

Coincidence? I report, you decide.

This gross false-flag operation reeks of desperation from the McAuliffe camp who is currently trailing Youngkin by 8 points.

A confident campaign would never resort to such gross measures. We have a good idea of who some of the other individuals are, and are working to confirm, but if you have any information do share 

 I am now confident that we have identified the woman in this group of political actors as Colleen Wachenfeld, with @vademocrats.


Thus concluded Alec Sears’ thread. Sears’ tweets did not trigger objections from the staffers, but instead they both made their social media accounts private.

Camden Layton, the Finance Director at Virginia Young Democrats mentioned above, locked his Twitter account after Sears’ reporting.

Layton also privated his Instagram account.

There was also a presently unidentified African-American male who posed as a “white supremacist”: