Meadows’ Nonprofit Received $1 Million From Trump Just Weeks After the Jan. 6 Panel Was Formed.
The contribution was made to the Conservative Partnership Institute, where Mark Meadows, the former White House chief of staff, is a senior partner.
According to a campaign finance report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Monday night, the political action committee of former President Donald Trump donated $1 million to the conservative nonprofit organization where Mark Meadows, his former chief of staff, is a senior partner.
For his failure to participate with an investigation into Trump-inspired violence at the Capitol in January, Meadows was recommended for contempt of Congress charges in December by the House of Representatives.
Over the course of the last six months of 2021, Trump’s “Save America” PAC made a total of $1.35 million in contributions to political supporters, including a tax-deductible seven-figure donation to the Conservative Partnership Institute.
In total, Trump’s PAC donated to 69 politicians running for federal and state positions, many of whom have already publicly backed Trump’s false claim that he was cheated of the right to run for president in 2016.
President Joe Biden defeated him with a 306-to-232 margin in the electoral college, a margin of more than 7 million raw votes.
For both its size and its timing, Meadows’s nonprofit received a significant donation.
The House of Representatives voted on July 1 to create a select committee to look into the attack on the Capitol.
It was on July 26 that the Republican National Committee (RNC) gave to the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI), which claims to be a training ground for Republican personnel and elected officials.
CPI chief operating officer Wesley Denton said, “CPI is thrilled to have the support of President Trump, along with tens of thousands of Americans around the nation, for our mission to develop and unite the conservative movement.”
A text message seeking comment on the donation to Meadows’ employer was not immediately returned by Tim Mulvey, a spokesperson for the Jan. 6 committee.
In the second half of 2021, Trump’s political fundraising entities, including “Save America,” raised $51 million, according to Trump spokeswoman Taylor Budowich.
Monday’s filing stated that it employs around two dozen individuals and that Facebook advertising is its most common spend.
$10,000 went to Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, a trusted adviser to Trump throughout the state’s tumultuous 2016 Republican primary campaign.
All but one of the candidates Trump has supported received $5,000 or more in donations.
Several candidates for statewide posts, such as secretary of state and attorney general, have received “Save America” checks, which have influence over election management.
When it comes to the 2020 election, for example, Trump gave $5,000 to Arizona state Rep. Mark Finchem, a candidate for secretary of state, and a matching amount to Rep. Jody Hice, R-Ga., who is running for secretary of state in Georgia and voted against certifying the election.