Political activity involving former President Donald Trump and the GOP paid millions to the organizers of the Jan. 6 rally before a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol, according to a watchdog group.
OpenSecrets, a nonprofit research group that focuses on campaign finance, found that Trump’s political network and other Republican Party groups have paid at least .6 12.6 million to organizers since the 2020 election cycle began.
Trump and his allies have not stopped funding Spigot since the riots, according to OpenSecrets, which contributed millions of dollars to rally organizers during the 2022 cycle.
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Open Secret says “full payment range” could not be confirmed because of Trump campaign Paid by a vendor known as American Made Media Consultants LLC. The campaign paid “more than $ 771 million through the firm.” Details of the payments were hidden, making it difficult to see how the money was used, according to OpenSecrets.
Firm Event Strategies has received most of the payments from the Trump campaign, which has received $ 6.9 million by 2020 since Election Day. Event strategists were allowed to rally on the Ellipse before the rioters violated the Capitol.
Trump’s operation paid બો 590,000 to BlueBonet Fund Consolidation during the 2020 cycle. BlueBonnet’s founder, Caroline Wayne, was listed as a “VIP advisor” under permission to hold a Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse.
According to ProPublica, Verne “bragged about raising $ 3 million to support the rally.” She may have “parked” an indefinite amount of funding into multiple groups to add a “level of privacy for donors,” Dustin Stockton, a former Trump fundraiser, told PropBlica.
Where did the money come from?
6 January. Announcing the findings of its year-long investigation at the committee’s second public hearing, the committee argued that Trump and his team had raised $ 250 million from false allegations of electoral fraud. Potential donors were invited by email to donate to the “Election Protection Fund”. The committee said its investigation found no evidence of the existence of such a fund.
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Hannah Allred, a former Trump campaign employee, told the committee that she “does not believe what is really called an election defense fund.” Gary Kobe, a former Trump digital director, said it was appropriate to call the fund a “marketing ploy.”
The committee also revealed that out of the so-called “Election Defense Fund”, the campaign “paid more than $ 5 million to Event Strategies Inc., the company that ran President Trump’s Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse.”
Committee Member Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif. “So not only was there a big lie, there were big bangs. Donors deserve to know where their funds are really going.”