Recent filings from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation have revealed that two close Hillary Clinton associates have taken on key roles within the organization as it continues to suffer a number of blows over its leadership and finances.
According to the Washington Examiner, Democratic lawyer Marc Elias, who previously funded the British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s Trump dossier while he served as Clinton’s campaign general counsel in 2016, now appears to be representing the BLM head organization through his recently formed law firm Elias Law Group.
In its short-year 2020 Form 990, the group states that its books were now being taken care of by the Elias Law Group, and the organization repeatedly lists the firm as one of its addresses.
Earlier this month, BLM filed a charitable organization registration statement with the New Mexico’s attorney general’s office, which lists addresses in both Arizona and Oakland, California, and adds that its "other address" is "c/o [courtesy of] Elias Law Group" in Washington, DC.
Around the same time, BLM filed an annual registration renewal fee report with the California attorney general, with the report listing that one of its addresses is "c/o Elias Law Group" numerous times.
According to the Washington Examiner, the filing also states BLM’s "books are in the care of … the organization" that is "located at … c/o Elias Law Group."
"The latest filing’s addition of partisan lawyer Marc Elias confirms the group is more political than charitable," Scott Walter, the president of the Capital Research Center, a conservative investigative nonprofit group, told the Washington Examiner. "But it also suggests that finally some left-wing heavyweights have begun to deal with the embarrassing mess made by a major activist group the institutional Left has failed to, pardon the term, police."
Elias reportedly incorporated Clinton’s Onward Together PAC in April of 2017, with Elias being listed a "Governor" for the Clinton PAC in a business filing for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.
In May of 2020, Clinton posted on Facebook that Onward Together would "partner with" Elias’s Democracy Docket, a Democratic Party voting advocacy group, to "protect Americans’ right to vote by mail."
In June of the same year, she posted that her followers should "join Onward Together and Marc Elias in the fight for voting rights by signing up for Democracy Docket."
In March of last year, Elias was hit with sanctions by Texas federal appeals Judges for a deceptive, duplicative Texas court filing, and in January, a federal appeals court shot down Elias's attempts to shake off the sanctions, according to the Washington Examiner.
"He benefited from 'dark money' for years with his Democracy Docket Legal Fund, a 'fiscally sponsored project' of the Hopewell Fund, whose board hired a left-wing dark money firm (Arabella Advisors) to manage its fiscal sponsorships," the outlet wrote, noting that Elias has testified before a grand jury set up by special counsel John Durham.
The New Mexico filing also states that Minyon Moore is a "Board Member" for BLM, with the organization’s California filing listing her as a "Board Member" as well.
She is listed as a top leader at the Dewey Square Group consulting firm, and has been a longtime associate of the Clintons, including serving as an assistant to President Bill Clinton and as the director of White House political affairs. Afterwards she went on to serve as CEO of the Democratic National Committee.
Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen addresses the pivotal role that Moore played in Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, which included serving on the "Super Six" "executive council" alongside Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, John Podesta, Robby Mook, and Jennifer Palmieri.
The book describes Moore as a "close Hillary confidante," noting that she helped Clinton plot her 2016 run "from the start." It also states that both Moore and Elias "set up shop" at the campaign’s Midtown office.
"There seems to be very little daylight between the Democratic Party and Black Lives Matter," Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal foundation, told the Washington Examiner, adding, "An avowedly Marxist organization is now being represented by the most prominent Democratic Party lawyer in the country. … Does that say more about BLM or more about the party operatives that are now seemingly running the show there?"
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