A Soros-backed dark money group is spending seven figures to try to get House Republicans to support the impeachment hearings and eventually, the impeachment of President Trump.
Although the House can and might impeach the president, once it gets to the Senate, it will be dead meat.
In the Senate, a trial is conducted, and many of the witnesses Schiff used will not be able to testify because hearsay is inadmissible in court. Chief Justice Roberts will be the judge, and he will not allow witnesses’ opinions to be counted as fact as Schiff has done.
The other thing that will be different is they will subpoena the alleged whistleblower, Hunter Biden, and Alexandra Chalupa. I think they should ask Ukrainian President Zelensky to testify as well.
The ads will air in the Washington DC area and in 13 swing congressional districts across the country.
The ads feature veterans who tell lawmakers to put country above party.
If any Republican folds to the pressure from the left-wing group, they risk losing their seats, because Democrats won’t vote for them anyway, and they would lose a lot of Republican and independent support.
Each of the ads contains a disclosure stating they’re paid for by “Defend American Democracy,” but D.C. business registration documents reveal the group is just one of the many projects of the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a dark money nonprofit that pumped $141 million into liberal causes in 2018 alone, Open Secrets reported.
The Sixteen Thirty Fund reported receiving $52 million from a single anonymous donor in 2018, but as a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization, it is not required to disclose the identity of its donors.
But other nonprofit organizations are required to disclose if they gave money to the Sixteen Thirty Fund. One of Soros’s primary donation vehicles, the Open Society Policy Center, has given $4.5 million to the fund between 2012 and 2017, according to their Form 990 annual disclosures.
“Defend American Democracy” does not disclose its affiliation to the Sixteen Thirty Fund on its website, however it does state its a project of “Protect The Investigation,” which is another such project of the Fund.
“Defend American Democracy” did not immediately return a request for comment.
The Sixteen Thirty Fund raised an unprecedented amount of money in 2018 as a liberal dark money group, Robert Maguire, a research director for the liberal watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, told Politico.