A dark money group has been busted for targeting Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with a smear job to remove him from teaching at a university — and Hillary Clinton’s connection has been revealed.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the progressive group Demand Justice is targeting Kavanaugh with advertisements, suggesting the Supreme Court is illegitimate following his nomination.
Demand Justice was founded by Brian Fallon, who served as the national press secretary for Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
The Facebook ad reads:
“Brett Kavanaugh’s performance during his testimony in front of the Senate was a disgrace. His blatant partisan attacks and hostile behavior towards senators calls into question his ability to serve as a fair and impartial judge. His conduct undermines the legitimacy of his decisions and the entire Supreme Court. We’re calling on Congress to open an investigation into Kavanaugh right now.”
The Beacon reports that other ads by the group Demand Justice alleged there was “overwhelming evidence that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh committed perjury during his confirmation hearings before the Senate” and also urged George Mason University to “fire” Kavanaugh from teaching a summer course at the Virginia school.
Unlike most other political players in this arena, Demand Justice is neither a political action committee nor a nonprofit.
“Instead, Demand Justice operates as an unincorporated entity organized by a tax-exempt fiscal sponsor,” said a recent report from the Center for Responsive Politics.
“That sponsor is a 501(c)(4) nonprofit named Sixteen Thirty Fund, which provides a legal home and steers money from secret donors to more than 40 different unincorporated entities that are consequently not required to file separate tax returns or other incorporation documents.”
Another recent report, this one by the Capital Resource Center, estimated that the Sixteen Thirty Fund had shepherded about $1.6 billion from donors to the various organizations under its umbrella.
Many of the ads have been targeted in states with early caucus or primary votes in the 2020 presidential race.
For example, one ad from Demand Justice that dredged up the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh during his contentious senate confirmation was targeted to run exclusively in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada, all of which are early on the 2020 presidential voting calendar.
This is another effort from petty Democrats to go after Kavanaugh because he is a conservative and was appointed by President Donald Trump.
In October, the FBI gave Congress its final report into the supplemental background check, which revealed that there was no support for the allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh.
The FBI’s investigation was in response to several women coming forward with weak allegations against Kavanaugh soon after President Donald Trump nominated him to the Supreme Court.
While liberals did their absolute best to thwart Kavanaugh’s nomination and attack him with baseless allegations, he was also awarded the American Bar Association’s highest honor.