The embattled Black Lives Matter organization has hired Marc Elias, the former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer who paid for the Steele Dossier hoax, to defend the foundation from an extensive array of allegations surrounding its sketchy financial dealings. BLM appears to have a serious legal battle in its near future; even liberals have begun to distance themselves from the organization as further evidence of questionable activity has surfaced.
BLM facing new scrutiny
Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, Inc. has been without an official leader since co-founder Patrisse Cullors resigned last year.
Cullors was the target of much of the scrutiny directed at the group’s finances, but her departure has not been enough to save BLM from its legal troubles.
Amazon, one of BLM’s most powerful corporate backers, quietly removed the organization from its list of recognized charities this week, saying that it was no longer in “good standing.”
Most of the trouble currently surrounds the organization’s lack of transparency, but the scandal as it is now might just be scratching the surface.
When a group with as much money as BLM has under its control is unwilling to explain its financial activity, there’s probably some very egregious material they’re trying to hide.
If BLM has any plans to reverse their behavior and show that they are willing to be transparent, they’ve chosen a strange way of getting started by hiring Marc Elias.
Clinton lawyer hired
Elias is most notorious for funding the opposition research which produced the Steele Dossier for the Clinton campaign in 2016.
The dossier was a filled with scandalous but invented tales of Donald Trump’s supposed relationship with his puppet masters in Moscow, but Democrats were willing to take it seriously.
Anti-Trump hysteria and liberal Russophobia made it easy for Elias and the Clinton campaign to sell the dossier and maintain the story of Russia rigging the 2016 election.
Now Elias is going to be devoting this kind of unscrupulous behavior to rescuing the Black Lives Matter organization from scrutiny which even BLM supporters would like to see.
Supporters of the far-left cause have suspected that the leadership of the organization is redirecting donation money into vanity projects and personal ventures rather than helping black people directly.
The organization has funneled money into questionable ventures but it hasn’t been definitively caught doing anything illegal with its money yet. That might be changing soon.