This coming from a former psychiatric inmate and confessed liar. Take it for what it’s worth.
Mentally unbalanced former psychiatric inmate and confessed liar David Brock claims to be putting together his own “Koch-brothers-like donor network to finance attacks on President-elect Donald Trump and to rebuild the political left after Trump’s stunning victory over Clinton last week,” reports Kenneth P. Vogel of Politico.
The new group will hold its first meeting – including a 2016 post-mortem – in Palm Beach, Fla., while Trump is being sworn in as president of the United States.
“What better way to spend inaugural weekend than talking about how to kick Donald Trump’s #?” Brock said in an email to lefty mega-donors including George Soros, Tom Steyer, and Donald Sussman.
Vogel calls Brock “a self-described right-wing hitman-turned-Clinton enforcer” who has schmoozed his way into the wallets of various fat cats “to build an armada of aggressive political outfits that have become pillars of the institutional left and that raised a combined $65 million during the 2016 cycle.”
We call this array of groups the Brocktopus.
Brock’s groups include the conservative media monitoring nonprofit Media Matters, the opposition research super PAC American Bridge and the legal watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.
Other groups in his network include the liberal media-funding vehicle American Independent Institute, the media-training nonprofit Franklin Forum and the for-profit social media operation ShareBlue, which The New York Times described as “Hillary Clinton’s Outrage Machine.”
A seventh group, a super PAC called Correct the Record that was created to coordinate directly with Clinton’s campaign, is winding down, though Brock said that a number of its functions and personnel likely will be absorbed by his other groups.
Brock feels outgunned by conservative groups like Judicial Watch that use the legal system, and in particular the Freedom of Information Act, to expose leftist wrongdoing.
“Judicial Watch has a $30 million budget, and they had a significant impact on the election,” he said, comparing it to CREW’s relatively small $2 million budget. “And if we’re heading into an administration that looks like it could well be as corrupt as the gilded age, we need to significantly reinforce the capacities for an aggressive ethics watchdog.”
That Brock, who helped to cover up and spin away the rampant corruption in Hillary Clinton’s State Department (and the Obama administration in general) already believes the Trump administration will be spectacularly corrupt suggests maybe it’s time for him to head back to the loony bin.