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In the lobby of the grand Biltmore Hotel in CoralGables, FL, where a sprawling new force in Washington’s ecosystem, the , was holding its winter conference, the fmr adviser was exultant.

“Did you hear the ‘War Room’ today? was on fire!” she said to a friend. She was referring to the podcast hosted by , …who had been condemning senators for supporting billions…in to & earlier….

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Mitchell was among ~150 …who gathered …to celebrate the ascendancy of a group that has become a well-paying sinecure for allies & an incubator for the policies TFG could pursue if elected. The participants toted gift bags in the sunshine & swapped golf clothes for business attire at a dinner where they applauded as 2 Black speakers— …& Rep of FL —extolled conservative values while condemning the racial of the .

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The group’s top exec, , the fmr SC US senator, was there, as was …who is paid $847k annually as the org’s snr adviser. More than a dozen members of the also turned up, as did , the editor in chief of the journalism website , whose parent company helps underwrite.

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The msg at the conf was “taking on the Swamp” from a w/a $36M/yr budget from private that operates as a full-service nerve ctr for the & a breeding ground for the next gen of loyalists.
can hold fund-raisers in its event rms; send their staff members to training sessions at the group’s getaway lodge; do their TV news hits [] in its studio; or be fed, by text msg, questions for lawmakers to ask witnesses during .

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funnel their money thru [; ] into a host of causes, from promoting “ values” in to helping pay fees incurred by what the grp calls “America First public servants.”
…The org aims to be much more….One of the groups it has staffed & funded, the (), says in its mission stmnt that it seeks to “advance messaging” by aggressively attacking appointees for the admin.

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Another offspring, , targets what it calls a leftist “cultural revolution” + a “taxpayer-funded woke federal bureaucracy.”

Critics say that by incubating these & other grps, is running afoul of prohibiting orgs from engaging in partisan activity. org, Campaign for , & a nonprof grp, Accountable.US, have filed a complaint…w/the , arguing ’s …funds & svcs are for 1 party.

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The #watchdog group has also asked the #IRS to investigate whether #CPI has engaged in unreported #lobbying activity by donating nearly $2M to a related org, #CompassLegalGroup, that supported #conservative #legislation on both the #state & #federal levels.

#law #nonprofit #TaxExempt #donors #MoneyLaundering #DarkMoney #GOP #MAGA #Republicans #propaganda #House #FreedomCaucus
https://campaignforaccountability.org/
https://accountable.us/

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