Failed Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and leftist billionaire George Soros have long shared the same progressive vision for the United States — but now, evidence has emerged linking the two in the left’s fight against President Donald Trump.
A new report alleges that Demand Justice, a leftist advocacy group founded by Clinton campaign alumni that is now soliciting donors to #Resist President Donald Trump’s proposed wall at the U.S.-Mexico border, is funded in part by Soros and his Open Society Foundations.
Clinton campaign alumni fight the wall
Demand Justice first rose to prominence in 2017, when its members vehemently opposed then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, who was later confirmed. The group has now shifted its focus to the southern border to oppose what they call the president’s “racist, unnecessary wall,” and have launched a fundraising push to support the inevitable legal challenges that the proposed border barrier will face.
Clinton’s Onward Together group is involved in that fundraising push as well — which isn’t all that surprising, given the number of Clinton’s associates from the 2016 campaign who are now operating Demand Justice.
The formation of Demand Justice was first suggested by Clinton campaign manager John Podesta and was founded by Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon. Its digital team is led by the campaign’s digital organizer, Gabrielle McCaffrey, and the group also boasts as a top member Paige Herwig, who previously served as an aide to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and counselor to former Attorney General Loretta Lynch.
Herwig was also heavily involved in managing the Justice Department’s public relations disaster that was the infamous Phoenix airport tarmac meeting in 2016 between Lynch and former President Bill Clinton while Hillary Clinton remained under investigation, a meeting that occurred just days before it was announced that Mrs. Clinton would not face charges over her private email server scandal.
Soros’ Open Society Foundations
Though the Demand Justice organization is structured in such a way as to avoid having to disclose donor information, it was revealed by the Associated Press that the group had been “fiscally sponsored” by a “tax-exempt social welfare organization” known as the Sixteen Thirty Fund.
A subsequent report by The Daily Caller discovered that the Sixteen Thirty Fund was itself a recipient of at least $2.2 million from Soros’ Open Society Policy Center.
Indeed, the Sixteen Thirty Fund organization describes itself as a “fiscal sponsorship vehicle for donors to direct capital toward social welfare projects that include advocacy, lobbying, and some political and electoral activities.” In other words, they serve as a conduit for wealthy progressives like Soros to provide funding to progressive activist groups.
Fiscal support of leftist advocacy
And there is yet another link drawing Clinton and Soros together through the Demand Justice group: Demand Justice is a featured part of the progressive advocacy umbrella group known as Democracy Alliance, a sort of catch-all for leftist causes that brings leftist donors into contact with leftist advocacy groups.
Demand Justice’s founder Fallon was recently a featured speaker at a Democracy Alliance conference, where he participated in a panel discussion moderated by a member of Soros’ Open Society Foundations, Sara Knight.
It has become clear that many prominent Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, are financially supported by George Soros, whose only goal is to take Trump down.
This should have us all very concerned.