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Tue Nov 20, 2018, 05:51 PM

Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million

Source: Washington Post

In the three years after he arrived in Washington in 2014, Matthew G. Whitaker received more than $1.2 million as the leader of a charity that reported having no other employees, some of the best pay of his career.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust described itself as a new watchdog nonprofit dedicated to exposing unethical conduct by public officials. For Whitaker, it became a lucrative steppingstone in a swift rise from a modest law practice in Iowa to the nationís top law enforcement job. As FACTís president, he regularly appeared on radio and television, often to skewer liberals.

But FACTís origins and the source of funding used to pay Whitaker ó now the acting attorney general ó remain obscured. An examination of state and federal records, and interviews with those involved, show that the group is part of a national network of nonprofits that often work in concert to amplify conservative messages.

Contrary to its claims in news releases and a tax filing, the group was created under a different name two years before Whitakerís arrival, according to incorporation and IRS records. At least two of the organizers were involved in another conservative charity using the same address.



Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/conservative-nonprofit-with-obscure-roots-and-undisclosed-funders-paid-matthew-whitaker-12-million/2018/11/20/25ff987e-e9db-11e8-bd89-eecf3b178206_story.html?utm_term=.1051111fc1a6



The more we hear about Whitaker, the more crooked he looks. No wonder Trump chose him.

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Reply Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots and undisclosed funders paid Matthew Whitaker $1.2 million (Original post)
NastyRiffraff Nov 2018 OP
ffr Nov 2018 #1
Achilleaze Nov 2018 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2018 #3
not fooled Nov 2018 #4
SunSeeker Nov 2018 #5
Progressive Jones Nov 2018 #6
lindysalsagal Nov 2018 #7
Just a Weirdo Nov 2018 #8
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Nov 2018 #9
Scurrilous Nov 2018 #10
dalton99a Nov 2018 #11
jpak Nov 2018 #12

Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:23 PM

1. Follow the money.

WHORES! Every one of them.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:23 PM

2. republicans are such sleazebags

In charge of Justice ? WTF?

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:40 PM

3. Just like tRump: abusing a "charity" for personal gain. . . . nt

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 06:54 PM

4. Wonkette calls him

"Acting AG Meatball"




hilarious but this level of corruption is such a sorry state of affairs for our nation.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 08:14 PM

5. K & R for exposure.

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Tue Nov 20, 2018, 08:18 PM

6. Right Wing scum - a problem in need of a solution. nt

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 09:31 PM

7. It ain't a payoff for getting into the office on time.

He must have broken a law for that kind of coin.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 09:32 PM

8. Whittaker is DOA

 

Whitaker is heading to prison with the rest of the Trump assholes

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 10:27 PM

9. Trump drained the swamp

and filled his cabinet with its slimiest denizens.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2018, 10:45 PM

10. K&R

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 10:07 AM

11. A group whose sole purpose is to attack Democrats

The FACT spokesman said the group is nonpartisan and focuses on Democrats and Republicans alike.

A Post analysis of more than 200 television and radio appearances by Whitaker from 2014 to September 2017, when he was named chief of staff to then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions, shows that Whitaker was overwhelmingly focused on Democrats.



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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2018, 10:21 AM

12. I thought we were going to "Drain the Swamp"?

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