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Former President Donald Trump continues to rake in huge piles of cash, but very little of that money has gone toward the causes for which donors believe they are giving. At the heart of various fundraising projects are misleading solicitations that appear primarily to target desperate and loyal middle and lower-income Trump supporters.

Between November 3, and January 31, Trump raised more than $255 million from voters on the claim that the money would fuel the legal warfare needed to contest the election results. According to Bloomberg, however, by December 4 the total spent on overturning the election was just $8.8 million.

At the center of this is a cast of familiar characters: Jason Miller, Bill Stepien, Brad Parscale. All of them close confidants of Jared Kushner, and all with intimate knowledge of the operation that covertly spent nearly a billion dollars in campaign cash on anything but the campaign during the 2020 election cycle. Although it emerged in late November with a surplus of $7 million, Republican voters were told the Trump campaign desperately needed cash and grassroots organizers struggled to get the resources they required.

It is difficult to overstate the impropriety of Trump’s leadership PAC fundraising. Read more…