NeverTrumper Bill Kristol Gets Funding from Left-Wing Billionaire
[PJ] Conservatives have long wondered where noted NeverTrumper Bill Kristol, the editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard, was getting the funding for his multi-year crusade against President Trump. The mystery now appears to have been solved.
According to Julie Kelly of American Greatness, the sugar daddy funding much of Kristol's NeverTrumper activities is left-wing billionaire Pierre Omidyar, the co-founder of eBay.
NeverTrump "conservatives" like Kristol have lately united with the left in opposing Trump's appointment of Matthew Whitaker, former attorney general Jeff Sessions’ interim replacement. The Kristol-founded group "Republicans for the Rule of Law" sponsored ads attacking the acting attorney general on several Sunday morning political shows last weekend, Kelly reported.
The group’s primary role so far appears to be pimping for the Mueller probe, a political witch-hunt that Kristol and his fellow NeverTrumpers pray will lead to the impeachment and removal of the president. The Left and their NeverTrump footsoldiers fear Whitaker will thwart the special counsel’s investigation instead of rubber stamping Mueller’s ever-expanding investigation as Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has done over the past 18 months.
Incredibly, Kelly was unable to find any Republican donors to "Republicans for the Rule of Law," but did discover that an affiliate of one of Omidyar’s nonprofits had given hundreds of thousands of dollars to Kristol’s NeverTrump group.
According to the report, Omidyar’s group Democracy Fund awarded nearly $9 million in grants in 2015, "many of which went to left-wing organizations."
An affiliate of that fund disclosed on its website that it has given as least $600,000 to Kristol’s umbrella group, Defending Democracy Together, since May.
In a tweet linking to American Greatness Wednesday afternoon, Kristol did not deny Kelly's claim. Instead, he tacitly admitted it by lauding the "public spiritedness" of the left.
Posted by: Besoeker 2018-11-16