(PresidentialInsider.com)- According to a new report, at least 60 people within the Joe Biden administration have connections to a left-wing Washington, D.C. think tank that doesn’t disclose the source of its funding. Ie, Biden administration officials are connected to dark money.
Who’d have thought it?
The progressive Center for American Progress, which was founded by John Podesta – former chief of staff under the Clinton administration – in 2003, is one of several think tanks and lobbying groups that are legally able to hide the sources of their funding.
Ronald Klain, President Biden’s chief of staff, was one of those found to have connections with the group. Klain was previously on the board of the Center for American Progress board – something that becomes immediately concerning when you consider the fact that Klain is one of many Democrats ardently opposed to the ongoing election audit in Arizona.
Biden’s chief of staff signed a letter from three Democrat-supporting non-profit groups requesting that the Department of Justice get involved in the Maricopa County election audit and get it shut down.
Hannah Klain, Ronald Klain’s daughter, also signed that letter representing the Brennan Center for Equal Justice as an Equal Justice Works Selbin Family Fellow.
It looks like Biden’s chief of staff is already training his daughter in the ways of Democrat dark money…and dark campaigns.
The phrase “dark money,” in case you’ve never come across it, refers to political spending designed to influence voting decisions where donors are not disclosed. It could mean that the money being spent on these political operations is coming from business lobbying groups, or rich private donors.
Only since 2010 have these anonymous donations been allowed, thanks to the Citizens United ruling, which meant that not all political donations need to be registered. And since that ruling, reports suggest that some $1 billion in dark money has been spent on mailing campaigns and online ads.
Maybe it’s time for that to change…