Clinton-linked, Soros-funded group raising funds to challenge ‘racist’ wall

January 12, 2019

Clinton-linked, Soros-funded group raising funds to challenge ‘racist’ wall International Monetary Fund / CCL

Twice-failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is teaming up with a powerful Democratic ally to spread disinformation about the GOP’s proposed wall along the southern U.S. border. Demand Justice, a “social welfare organization” founded by Clinton loyalists and funded by radical billionaire philanthropist George Soros, is soliciting donors to resist President Donald Trump’s “racist, unnecessary wall.”

Show me the money!

Clinton’s nonprofit is positioning itself to take legal action in the event that the president declares a state of emergency and directs national security funds towards constructing the wall. In a coordinated email drive, the anti-Trump group demanded more than justice from its supporters, asking them to “Give $5 now” to prepare for future court battles:

If Trump takes this unprecedented action, it WILL be challenged in the courts. This is why we fight. Give $5 now.

We won’t allow Trump to hold our country hostage with his fearmongering and scare tactics. The courts may be our last line of defense against Trump’s authoritarian impulses and now is the time to show him we won’t stand down. Give $5 now to help us fight back.

Demand Justice is projecting, accusing the Trump administration of using the very tactics it employs to persuade Democrats to donate to their cause. Ironically, in the same breath that the nonprofit denounces Trump as a rabble-rouser, it engages in the exact same behavior by warning donors that the president is some sort of out-of-control dictator,

Besides, Trump can hardly be called a fearmonger for pursuing policies which the last two Democratic presidents supported during their own terms. Even Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (N.Y.), whose refusal to fund a small portion of the GOP’s wall has kept parts of the federal government closed for three weeks, enthusiastically supported the Secure Fence Act of 2006, establishing hundreds of miles of technologically-advanced barrier on the southern border. “They changed their mind only after I was elected president,” Trump said during his Oval Office address on Tuesday.

Yet, as Demand Justice’s latest fundraiser demonstrates, the left’s overwhelming hatred for the current president has overwhelmed their ability to properly reason. “This lawless president has created a humanitarian crisis along the southern border of our country by targeting asylum seekers; already, two children have died in U.S. border patrol custody,” the charity wrote in an email soliciting donations.  

But where was this selective outrage during the Obama administration? Eighteen migrants died in border patrol custody during the Obama administration, and the Clinton State Department was deadly silent.

Smear campaign

This isn’t the first time that Demand Justice, which was only founded a year ago, has stood in the way of Trump’s agenda. It took less than an hour after Trump officially announced Brett Kavanaugh as his second Supreme Court nominee for Clinton’s Demand Justice henchmen to spring into action and create a “stopkavanaugh.com” webpage.

“We need to demand that the Senate defeat the Brett Kavanaugh nomination,” the organization said at the time. They ended up raising $10 million in 2018, and half of that sum went to resisting the Kavanaugh appointment.

Familiar faces

Clinton’s latest pet project is teeming with familiar faces, and some of the former first lady’s closest advisors maintain high-ranking roles at Demand Justice. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reportedly served as the inspiration for the left-wing advocacy group. “We have ignored this field of battle for too long,” he told The New York Times.

Paige Herwig, who worked as counselor for Attorney General Loretta Lynch during the Obama administration, was also rewarded with a job at Demand Justice. Herwig played a part in crafting a public relations response to the Phoenix tarmac scandal, when former President Bill Clinton briefly met with Lynch on her private airplane just days before his wife was exonerated for mishandling classified information.

Other prominent Clintonites populate the senior ranks of the nonprofit, as well. Brian Fallon, the 2016 Clinton campaign press secretary, founded Demand Justice, while Gabrielle McCaffrey — also from the campaign — heads up the charity’s digital team. Fallon hopes to use his organization to “sensitize rank-and-file progressives to think of the courts as a venue for their activism and a way to advance the progressive agenda.”

Shadow charity

Despite all of the big names employed at Demand Justice, the organization maintains a highly secretive campaign structure. According to the Associated Press, the nonprofit is “‘fiscally sponsored’ by a tax-exempt social welfare organization called the Sixteen Thirty Fund.”

Soros’s multi-billion dollar Open Society Policy Center (OSPC) indirectly funded Demand Justice by donating $2.2 million to the Sixteen Thirty Fund, who in turn act as the fiscal sponsors to Clinton’s young charity.

In fact, the Sixteen Thirty Fund is nothing more than a shell charity, operating as a “fiscal sponsorship vehicle for donors to direct capital toward social welfare projects that include advocacy, lobbying, and some political and electoral activities.”

Why all of the cloak and dagger subterfuge? Because of their sponsorship status, Demand Justice does not have to pay taxes or publish a list of donors.

“Given this structure, it is difficult to know how much money individual donors like Soros have channeled to Demand Justice,” The Daily Caller explained in an investigative report on the charity.

Americans will never know how powerful the Soros-Clinton alliance truly is, due to the use of a shadow group to control funding. However, given the power and influence of each, Americans should be very concerned about this wealthy public interest group.  

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Benjamin Baird

Benjamin Baird is a senior staff writer for the Conservative Institute. He is a veteran infantryman of Iraq and Afghanistan with over 1000 days in combat and holds a degree in Middle Eastern studies from the American Military University. Ben is Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and has written for dozens of conservative publications, including The Daily Caller, American Spectator, American Thinker, New English Review and Jewish News Syndicate.