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Review: Anti-Trump ‘Resistance’ Group Chiefs Used Donor Funds to Line Their Own Pockets


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A review of the finances of a political action group sold as an anti-Trump “resistance” operation alleges that its leaders used donor money to line their own pockets instead of using it to “resist” Trump.

The report released by the law blog “Law and Crime” alleges that former Obama operative Scott Dworkin, Democrat Party PR man Jarad Geldner, and liberal activist Nathan Lerner awarded themselves “consulting fees” amounting to tens of thousands of dollars donors gave to them to fight against President Donald Trump’s policies.

At the center of the accusations is a Super PAC labeled the Democratic Coalition Against Trump (DCAT). The operation is headed by Nathan Lerner and former Joe Biden operative Jon Cooper. Former Obama operative Scott Dworkin is listed as a “senior advisor” and is also one of the PAC’s founders. Jerad Geldner is also listed as another “senior advisor” for DCAT.

On its website, DCAT describes itself this way:

[DCAT] was formed in the Spring of 2016 with the main goal of making sure that Donald Trump never became President. DCAT now exists to hold the Trump White House accountable, and is directly countering Donald Trump, along with Republican elected officials and candidates who support him, through aggressive digital and traditional advertising, grassroots action, in-depth opposition research, and a nationwide rapid-response team.

That may be how Lerner, Cooper, Geldner, and Dworkin sell DCAT to Trump-hating donors, but according to Colin Kalmbacher, the reality seems to be a bit different.

“According to OpenSecrets and Federal Election Commission (FEC) data, DCAT has taken in $221,848 in individual contributions so far for the 2017-2018 election cycle,” Kalmbacher wrote. “Of that amount, $210,074 has been spent.”


Hate Trump, love that anti-Trump money...

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