Soros Funding Dark Money Org That Fights Kavanaugh and Trump's Nominees

  • 2019-09-09
  • Source: TTN
  • by: TTN Staff
Soros Funding Dark Money Org That Fights Kavanaugh and Trump's Nominees
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A dark money judicial organization that is behind the opposition of Brett Kavanaugh and all of the other judicial nominees of President Trump is funded, at least in part, by George Soros.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

A "dark money" group that was established to push back against the judicial nominations of President Donald Trump, and which was at the forefront of the battle against Justice Brett Kavanaugh and continues to go after him to this day, was heavily financed by liberal billionaire George Soros around the time of its inception, grants show.

Demand Justice, a left-wing advocacy group, was established in 2018 and is led by Brian Fallon, the former press secretary for Hillary Clinton's failed 2016 campaign. The group does not disclose its donors and is a project of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which falls under the umbrella of Arabella Advisors—an intricate dark money network containing dozens of liberal groups and projects. The network is used as a "pass through" entity for Democratic donors and has facilitated $1.6 billion in funds to liberal entities in recent years.

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However, the Open Society Policy Center, Soros's 501(c)(4) D.C.-based advocacy group, outright marked that it had sent $2.5 million to Demand Justice for general support between April 1 and June 30, 2018, according to a review of its grants. Soros's group sent $87,000 more to Fallon's group between Oct. 1 and Dec. 31 to "support advocacy on judicial nominations."

The initial grant from Soros's policy center, which is an affiliated entity to the Open Society Foundations, was given to Fallon's group around the time that the former Clinton henchman appeared at a secretive gathering of the Democracy Alliance, the left's largest donor club that was co-founded by Soros, in Atlanta. The Washington Free Beacon was present at the gathering and spotted Fallon at the bar. The Free Beacon also obtained documents showing that Fallon was there on behalf of Demand Justice, which was not publicly launched at the time.

Soros continues to be focused on the judicial branch of government with this opposition to federal-level appointees. Soros also spends his money trying to influence state and local level district attorney and attorney general races.

 Source: TTN

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