Exclusive new tax documents obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics reveal that a single six-figure donor accounted for 100 percent of funding raised by a nonprofit run by acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker before he became Jeff Sessions’ chief of staff last year. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Tax returns reveal one six-figure donor accounts for entirety of “dark money” funding Whitaker’s nonprofit
The 2018 election cycle has attracted record spending by partially-disclosing groups that give the appearance of reporting at least some of their donors but, in reality, are little if any more transparent than other ‘dark money’ groups. Check out our “dark money” post-mortem of 2018 elections on OpenSecrets:
Millions in masked money funneled into 2018 elections
New research for the Center for Responsive politics on how political donations made by foreign agents hired to act on behalf of Saudi Arabian interests have exceeded $1.6 million in the 2018 election cycle. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Saudi foreign agents’ political donations top $1.6 million in 2018 elections
My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is about China Daily—the Chinese state-run media outlet Trump tweeted about running “propaganda ads” disguised as news in American newspapers—is a registered foreign agent under FARA that spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Chinese media outlet Trump cited as “propaganda” spent over $15.7 million on U.S. influence since 2017
The Center for Responsive Politics’ new report with the Wesleyan Media Project provides an update on political ad spending before the 2018 midterm elections:
Ad wars escalate ahead of 2018 midterm elections
My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is an update on Judicial Crisis Network’s spending on Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court Nomination. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Kavanaugh confirmation battle further mystifies ‘dark money’ spending
Thankful for the opportunity to moderate a roundtable discussion on foreign influence with Congressman Walter Jones (R-NC), the Campaign Legal Center’s Adav Noti, and Representative Marcy Kaptur (D-OH).
My latest article at the Center for Responsive politics is about the blurry lines between Rick Scott’s U.S. Senate campaign, political committees he ran, and his government position as governor of Florida. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Rick Scott super PAC learns to love Rick Scott
Grateful for the opportunity to go on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to talk about OpenSecrets.org’s research on foreign influence and lobbying in the United States.
Anna Massoglia on Foreign Spending on Lobbying in the U.S.