Secretive dark money group got $22 million to get Trump SCOTUS pick confirmed

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Secretive dark money group got $22 million to get Trump SCOTUS pick confirmed

#1 Post by TrueTexan » Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm

Most came from one secret donor. Best judge money can buy.
A just-published report by the nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics’ award-winning OpenSecrets.org reveals the Judicial Crisis Network, a conservative secretive dark money group received $22 million from anonymous donors in the year leading up to the Tump administration and conservatives’ push to place Brett Kavanaugh on the U.S. Supreme Court.

$17 million of that $22 million came from one anonymous donor.

“The Judicial Crisis Network (JCN), a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, pledged to spendas much as $10 million to ensure Kavanaugh’s confirmation — the same amount that it spent to help confirm Justice Neil Gorsuch in 2017,” Anna Massoglia and Andrew Perez at OpenSecrets reveal in their report Friday.

“JCN has close ties to Trump’s judicial adviser Leonard Leo, a longtime executive at the Federalist Society, the influential conservative and libertarian lawyers network based in Washington, D.C.”

If you’re not familiar with the Judicial Crisis Network, here’s one of their ads you may have seen on TV in the run up to the Kavanaugh confirmation vote:

Here’s where it gets even more disturbing.

“The bulk of JCN’s funding has typically come from the Wellspring Committee, another secretive nonprofit run by operatives who wear multiple hats in a larger network of opaque groups.”

That “larger network of opaque groups” links to another OpenSecrets report: “New clues link $1 million Trump inauguration mystery money to secretive ‘dark money’ network.”

OpenSecrets adds, “Wellspring has continued to send massive annual endowments to JCN since the group launched in 2005. JCN, in turn, has continued to pour tens of millions of dollars into every subsequent Supreme Court nomination fight and working to reshape the judiciary. Wellspring reported donating almost $15 million to JCN in 2017, on top of $23.5 million in 2016. Neither organization discloses the sources of its funds.”
https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/secret ... ous-donor/

It is well past time to make all donations and donors open records. No more dark money. While we are at it no more 501c non profits hiding their money same for PACs and bundling. We need to be able to follow the money back to the source in all politics.
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Re: Secretive dark money group got $22 million to get Trump SCOTUS pick confirmed

#2 Post by featureless » Fri May 17, 2019 5:41 pm

TrueTexan wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 5:09 pm
It is well past time to make all donations and donors open records. No more dark money. While we are at it no more 501c non profits hiding their money same for PACs and bundling. We need to be able to follow the money back to the source in all politics.
While I agree wholeheartedly, I don't see a single politician taking that stand.

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Re: Secretive dark money group got $22 million to get Trump SCOTUS pick confirmed

#3 Post by YankeeTarheel » Fri May 17, 2019 7:21 pm

Even conservative Republican Senators who want election reform were stymied by Lead Obstructionist McConnell who refuses to schedule a vote. He is corrupt to the core and won't STAND to have anything change.
If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything." -- Mark Twain
My son says: "Don't argue with an idiot. They'll only drag you down to their level and beat you with experience!" -- YT

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