(Tea Party PAC) – A multi-million-dollar ad campaign featuring military veterans urging Republicans in swing districts to support the Democrats’ sham impeachment inquiry into President Trump has been exposed to be funded by a progressive “dark money” group supported by none other than George Soros.
These ads were set to be aired this week on “Fox and Friends,” which is well-known to be the presidents’ favorite television show, in the Washington DC market as well as 13 Republican-held congressional districts, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation.
In the advertisements, military veterans urge Republican representatives to “put country over politics” by throwing their support behind the sham impeachment proceedings and holding him accountable for “abusing his office and risking national security for his own gain.”
“Dark money” is an expression used to describe political spending by non-profits that are not required to disclose the donors, so the origin of the money is essentially hidden.
The Daily Caller says that the ads disclose that they have been paid for by a group called Defend American Democracy.
But according to DC business registration documents, the group is one of many projects that are part of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a dark money nonprofit that received $4.5 million from Soros’ Open Society Policy Center between 2012 and 2017, according to Open Secrets.
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The Sixteen Thirty Fund reported receiving $52 million from a single anonymous donor in 2018. But as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit, the Daily Caller noted, it is not required to disclose the identity of its donors.
Robert Maguire, a research director for the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told Politico the Sixteen Thirty Fund is one of the few dark money funds that has “gone into the $100 million-plus range.”
The Sixteen Thirty Fund’s best known project is “Demand Justice,” which spearheaded opposition to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation in 2018.
The Anti-Corruption Action Center, a group funded by Soros and the Ukrainian State Department, has become part of the impeachment story.
Esteemed investigative reporter John Solomon reported that two witnesses who testified for the Democrats in last weeks’ impeachment show trials had pressed Ukraine to drop their investigation into the group.
George Kent, the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Kiev, in a letter to the Ukrainian general prosecutor’s office in April 2006, requested that the office cease its prosecution of the Anti-Corruption Action Center, according to Solomon.
And just a few month’s latter, Ukraine’s new general prosecutor, Yuri Lutsenko, said the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, had asked him not to prosecute the group, as well as others.
On Friday, Solomon stood by his reporting in spite of denials from Democratic witnesses, including National Security Council official Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman.
Solomon wrote that Ukrainian officials told him the message from US diplomats regarding these investigations “was clear: Don’t target [the Anti-Corruption Action Center] in the middle of an America presidential election in which Soros was backing Hillary Clinton to succeed another Soros favorite, Barack Obama.”
“We ran right into a buzzsaw and we got bloodied,” a senior Ukrainian official told Solomon.
Ukrainian officials saw this as an unusual request.
“We’re not normally in the business of telling a country’s police force who they can and can’t pursue, unless it involves an American citizen we think is wrongly accused,” one official said.
According to Solomon, ultimately, no action was taken against the Soros group, which remains thriving today.