January 21, 2019
The dark money nonprofit launched by Hillary Clinton following her defeat against Donald Trump relied heavily on just six donors and an $800,000 money transfer from her former presidential campaign committee during its first year, according to tax forms provided to the Washington Free Beacon.
Clinton’s nonprofit, the New York-based Onward Together, was incorporated on April 24, 2017, by Marc Elias, a prominent Democratic lawyer and partner at the Washington, D.C.-based Perkins Coie law firm, filings show. Elias served as Clinton’s top campaign lawyer.
Clinton launched Onward Together to allow her to be a part of the resistance against Trump and to encourage “people to organize, get involved, and run for office.” The group would additionally send money to already established liberal groups who could provide direct action against Trump and Republicans.
The Free Beacon first attempted to obtain Onward Together’s 2017 tax forms over a month ago but did not receive a response at the time. However, a search of state filings in North Carolina showed that the group had taken in just $3.1 million in contributions during its inaugural year.
This article was posted: Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7:54 am