The bigoted nonprofits that wealthy conservatives fund through DonorsTrust include some that the Southern Poverty Law Center identifies as hate groups.
Former Gilead Sciences lobbyist Joe Grogan pushed Trump to ditch his support for a House bill to lower drug prices while Gilead-linked groups advertised and lobbied against it.
The Koch-backed Americans for Prosperity Foundation wants the Supreme Court to take its case challenging California’s donor disclosure law, and 15 groups receiving more than $28 million from Koch-related funders just happen to be on board.
Pharmaceutical, energy, and defense industry interests have poured money into dark-money groups that promote their corporate agendas…and now advertise against impeachment.
The fossil fuel industry has pumped $6.7 million into the Republican Attorneys General Association since 2017 to boost GOP AGs’ campaigns and score private meetings with them.
Billionaire Charles Koch’s two foundations spent nearly $3.5 million on media grants and contracts in 2018.
Many of the same fringe figures and media outlets that Trump invited to the White House are faithfully playing defense for the president during damning impeachment hearings.