Who organized the rally on Jan 6th, 2021? Who funded them and the robocalls to boost attendance?
How does dark money flow from billionaires to groups involved in stacking the Supreme Court and criminal conspiracies to undermine American democracy? The Citizens United ruling by John Robert's Supreme Court makes it hard to track.
"Women for America First submitted the permit to the National Park Services and other 501(c)(4) nonprofits from Turning Point Action to the Rule of Law Defense Fund also helped organize and promote the rally. Dark money groups that hide their funders and disclose minimal other information at best played a major role in organizing the rally, further obscuring detail of its financing and ties to operatives in Trump’s orbit." - OpenSecrets
"Groups like the Rule of Law Defense Fund and Women for America First are 501(c)(4) nonprofit organizations that do not have to disclose their donors, but they are also not allowed to spend more than half their funds on political activity. Is anyone checking compliance with those rules?" - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in Salon
Women for America First
Trump campaign staffers orchestrated rally for Women for America First in Washington D.C by organizing permits and were on site at the event that spawned deadly assault on the Capitol - Daily Mail.
- Pro-Trump nonprofit Women for America First hosted the 'Save America Rally'
- They got a permit from the National Park Service and it listed more than half a dozen people who had been paid by Trump's 2020 reelection campaign
- Megan Powers, Trump's campaign director of operations, was working for Trump as recently as this month and was listed as director of operations for the rally
- Caroline Wren, the former national finance consultant for Trump Victory, was listed as 'VIP advisor' for the rally
- Maggie Mulvaney, the director of finance operations for the Trump campaign, was listed on the permit attachment as the 'VIP Lead' for the rally
- Justin Caporale was listed as the event's project manager. He's the former top aide to Melania Trump and was on payroll for most of 2020
Rule of Law Defense Fund / Republican Attorney General's Assn.
"A dark-money group called the Rule of Law Defense Fund and staffers from the fund's corporate sibling, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) ran "war games," in Sept 2020 to be ready in the event Donald Trump lost reelection in November. A little over three months later, the same group would help to assemble the mob before the White House on Jan. 6, 2021. Shadowy preparations like these began long before the violence of Jan. 6. As the House Select Committee investigating those events begins hearings this week, we may learn much more about those preparations and the people behind them." - Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in Salon
How to use FOLLOW THE DARK MONEY BEHIND THE JAN 6 CRIMINAL CONSPIRACY MAP
"Richard and Elizabeth Uihlein, owners of Uline shipping supply company located in Pleasant Prairie, WI, and major donors to Republican candidates including President Donald Trump, contributed more than $4 million to the Tea Party Patriots. The group participated in the rally before the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. While the organizers have taken down their website, and many tweets, since the rally led to the mob takeover of the Capitol, Mother Jones and others have reported on the March to Save America, AKA the March for Trump, sponsors." - Wisconsin Examiner
TakeAway: Follow the money to see how billionaires fund criminal conspiracies to undermine American democracy.
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