House Judiciary Committee chairman Jerrold Nadler is reportedly planning to brief wealthy donors of a radical left group on investigations into President Donald Trump.
The New York Democrat is set to speak off-the-record at an event in Texas this week hosted by the Democracy Alliance, a group of super-wealthy donors who fund liberal movements, according to documents obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The Spring Partner Retreat and Strategy Conference at the Four Seasons in Austin will be closed to the media and addresses by speakers like Nadler will be off the record as is the norm for the liberal group’s secretive meetings, according to the Free Beacon.
A flyer on the schedule for the retreat announced, “Given the events of the last few days, we added a special discussion, After the Mueller Report: What’s Next?” which listed Nadler along with Center for American Progress president Neera Tanden as participants in the discussion.
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton had a fitting response to the report.
The subversion of the Constitution needs cash. https://t.co/7WL1LbxfsA
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) April 4, 2019
Nadler has been leading his Democrat colleagues in the House in a wide-ranging investigation in the hopes of taking down President Trump. He issued a subpoena on Wednesday for the DOJ to release the full, unredacted version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s final report, essentially dismissing Attorney General William Barr’s summary of the report on the Russia collusion probe.
Nadler leads charge to subpoena for full, unredacted Mueller report, demand docs from Trump aides https://t.co/h9NqZkoMUD
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) April 2, 2019
Nadler will be joining the Democracy Alliance donors via live video to bring them “up to date on where we stand in the myriad investigations into Trump’s corruption and abuses of power.”
According to the Free Beacon:
This is not the first time Democracy Alliance partners, who each pledge to give at least $200,000 annually to liberal organizations, have been treated with closed-door briefings from powerful members of Congress. At the group’s November 2018 conference, the Washington Free Beacon revealed a partners-only briefing from Rep. Adam Schiff (D., Calif.), who was set to become House Intelligence Committee chairman.
The Austin gathering is smaller than Democracy Alliance retreats in the past, with organizers deciding to hold a more “partner-centric” event, the agenda explains.
“There are fewer faces around because many of you asked for the opportunity for more intimate strategic conversations with other donors, and we hope the format of this Partner-centric retreat will allow for a deeper dialogue and focused debate on the critical work that lies ahead,” a welcome letter from Democracy Alliance president Gara LaMarche and chair John Stocks explained.
“Our conversation here in Austin will focus on understanding the critical role that the DA must play in the short term to lay a foundation for 2020 victories and make the long-term, multi-year investments to build progressive political power and sustain it,” the letter continued, revealing the ultimate goal of defeating the president in 2020.
“We know that the next election is of overriding importance, so we are dedicating Thursday morning to all things 2020 and welcome policy experts and political strategists to discuss with us what it takes to defeat Trump,” the letter read, as other material reportedly showed the group’s plan to “inject nearly $300 million into liberal infrastructure to prepare for the 2020 elections,” according to the Free Beacon.
Other speakers from the left scheduled to appear at the conference include failed Florida gubernatorial Democrat candidate, Andrew Gillum, who was the keynote speaker at the Democracy Alliance Partner Dinner on Thursday. Also scheduled were Virginia congresswoman Jennifer Wexton and Virginia delegate Kathy Tran, who infamously sparked a national outcry when she introduced legislation allowing abortions through the third trimester of a pregnancy.
The Washington Free Beacon noted that former Mexican president Vicente Fox was seen Wednesday at the Four Seasons site which hosted a session Friday moderated by LaMarche, titled: “Bigger than Beto: Turning Texas Blue.”
The Washington Free Beacon reported:
The Democracy Alliance, formed in 2005, helps set the Democratic agenda, and its members have combined to pour south of half a billion dollars into the progressive infrastructure and liberal groups and organizations. Billionaire financier George Soros is a prominent member of the secretive group and representatives from his Open Society Foundations are on site for the group’s Spring 2019 gathering.
The group has apparently had a lot of connections with prominent Democrats in the past as it has focused on the anti-Trump “resistance.”
The Democracy Alliance spring retreat in Atlanta last year saw the notable involvement of Democratic National Committee staffers and chairman Tom Perez. During its 2017 California retreat, then-minority leader Nancy Pelosi gave a speech alongside Soros at the event which also featured video messages from current presidential candidates Sen. Kamala Harris of California and Minnesota’s Amy Klobuchar.
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