This week, we dug more into the NRA’s prospects going into the 2020 election so all of the information about the NRA’s spending in elections and other key financial information is all in one place. Check it out on OpenSecrets: Controversy clouds NRA’s 2020 election outlook.
An outgoing Trump administration official launched a new “dark money” group after leaving the EPA “to promote the Trump energy agenda” the same day House Democrats unveiled the Green New Deal but the 501(c)(4) nonprofit’s website was purchased weeks before she resigned. Read more on OpenSecrets:
Despite the government shutdown dragging on, the Justice Department has released some of the recent disclosures made in compliance with the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA) — and the Center for Responsive Politics dug right in.
LDA disclosures show former Senator Joe Joe Lieberman has registered as a lobbyist for China’s controversial telecom giant, ZTE, but claims he’s not really lobbying and its close Chinese government ties raise questions about FARA foreign agent rules. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
Our new investigation found that Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign used a shell company to pay ad buyers in an alleged illegal coordination scheme with the NRA while America First’s pro-Trump super PAC and “dark money” 501(c)(4) nonprofits paid the same individuals for “pro-Trump agenda” ads. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
The National Rifle Association of America experienced a $55 million decline in income last year, finding itself in the red for a second consecutive year, according to a new tax return reviewed by the Center for Responsive Politics. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
During his first year in office, President Donald Trump was listed as president of the Donald J. Trump Foundation, which was entirely funded by a half-million dollar donation from Trump’s business along with a six-figure “reimbursement” from one of his golf clubs, according to a new tax return obtained by the Center for Responsive Politics. Check it out on OpenSecrets:
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: