New Financial Controversies Rock BLM as Marc Elias Reportedly Ends “Key Role” With the Group

New financial controversies have arisen about the use of donations by Black Lives Matter (BLM), including additional allegations that co-founder Patrisse Cullors used BLM funds and resources to benefit herself and friends. I previously wrote a column asking why Democratic prosecutors like New York Attorney General Letitia James shown comparably little interest in these allegations even as James sought to disband the National Rifle Association (NRA) over similar allegations. In the meantime, the Washington Examiner is reporting that former Clinton campaign lawyer Marc Elias has left a “key role” after his firm, the Elias Law Group, had “taken control of its books and finances.”

Black Lives Matter reportedly raised $90 million after the death of George Floyd and still has $60 million in cash.

Even with the rising scandals over the use of donations, many Democratic politicians (who called for the prosecution of the NRA) remain conspicuously silent on the BLM scandals.

Cullors was always a curious choice of corporate donors given her intensely anti-corporate stances. She insisted that she and her BLM co-founder “are trained Marxists. We are super versed on, sort of, ideological theories.” She has denounced capitalism as worse than COVID-19. Nevertheless, corporations poured money into BLM and some, like Warner Bros. hired Cullors to guide their programming.

Cullors recently said that BLM was flooded with “white guilt money.”

However, BLM failed to file required tax reports and some of that money appears to have gone to buying expensive properties and supporting personal friends of Cullors.

Cullors stepped down last year as executive director of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, and there have been other resignations that left the group effectively headless. Those resignations followed the New York Post’s revelation that BLM Global Network transferred $6.3 million to Cullors’ spouse, Janaya Khan, and other Canadian activists to purchase a mansion in Toronto in 2021.

Then reports surfaced of the purchase of expensive homes and other allegations of using BLM resources or funds for personal benefits.

A $6 million Los Angeles mansion has been the most recent focus of these allegations of personal use of BLM assets.

There are also allegations that Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation paid out $4 million in consulting payments to its board secretary, co-founder Patrisse Cullors’ brother, and the father of Cullors’ child. That includes $970,000 to Trap Heals LLC, a company established by Damon Turner, the father of Cullors’ child. It also includes $840,000 to Cullors Protection LLC, a security firm owned by her brother, Paul Cullors.

Some $2.1 million also allegedly went to Bowers Consulting, a firm run by Shalomyah Bowers, the foundation’s board secretary.

Cullors once declared that “while the COVID-19 illness is tragic, what’s more tragic is capitalism.” She is fast making that tragedy a reality.

 

NB: The original column referred to Elias reportedly leaving the “board” of the group. The article reports that Elias left a “key role” and a “top spot” with BLM. The person who left the board was Clinton associate Minyon Moore, according to the article.

286 thoughts on “New Financial Controversies Rock BLM as Marc Elias Reportedly Ends “Key Role” With the Group”

  1. Eb says:

    “Especially since Jon is willing to turn the spotlight on his ‘competitors’.”

    Yet Turley is silent about Fox’s cable competitors to its *right* which criticize Fox for not being sufficiently loyal to Trump. Newsmax and OAN vilify Fox in the same manner as Fox vilifies the MSM. However, Turley NEVER criticizes the advocacy journalism at Newsmax or OAN. His silence is in keeping with all the Fox cable hosts. Presumably, Turley has been given his marching orders in this respect.

    If only we knew the written contract under which Turley is bound to Fox. Its terms would account for a lot of what Turley does write and, more importantly, what he does NOT write.

  2. ‘WHITE GUILT MONEY”

    “BLM co-founder Patrisse Cullors says her mistakes with ‘white guilt money’ were weaponized against her”

    – New York Post
    ____________

    The entire communist American welfare state is funded with compulsory “white guilt money.”

    The entire communist American welfare state is unconstitutional.

    Congress has the Article 1, Section 8, power to tax ONLY for “…general Welfare…,” omitting and, thereby, excluding taxation for “white guilt money,” individual welfare, specific welfare, particular welfare, or charity.

    It only took 13 years to reverse the unconstitutional and erroneous Prohibition.

    The Supreme Court decided after 50 years that the Supreme Court was wrong, and the Supreme Court reversed the Supreme Court on Roe v Wade.

    How long will it take the Supreme Court to decide that the Supreme Court has been wrong since 1861, and reverse the entire communist American welfare state?

  3. HEADLINE:

    “Oz says Hannity has been giving him advice ‘behind the scenes’”

    Turley’s own thehill.com just reported:

    “Former television doctor and Pennsylvania Republican Senate candidate Mehmet Oz revealed on Tuesday night that Fox News host Sean Hannity has been giving him campaign advice in recent months.”

    “I want to thank Sean Hannity. Sean has been like a brother to me. When Sean punches through something, he really punches through it. He understands exactly how to make a difference and he’s been doing that this entire campaign,” Oz said during an election night speech with the Senate primary race still too close to call.”

    “Hannity has come under scrutiny from critics for his close personal relationship with Trump and a number of his top allies and aides during his time in the White House.”
    ———————-

    Indeed, one of those critics had been Turley:

    “Covering or Campaigning? Fox News Anchors appear with Trump at Missouri campaign rally”

    https://jonathanturley.org/2018/11/06/covering-or-campaigning-fox-news-anchors-appear-with-trump-at-missouri-rally/

    “Now Fox is facing an equally serious incident after Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro. Both are known to be close confidants of Trump, but they also work for a news organization that is covering Trump and this election. While many view the journalistic rule of separation as artificial in the age of partisan cable programming, it represents the most glaring breach in the rule that we have seen. The incident raises an increasing conflict with journalistic values and programming.”
    ——————

    I don’t know it for a fact, but I believe it’s true that Turley made this criticism of Hannity and Pirro BEFORE he joined Fox because when the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot recently released dozens of text messages between Hannity and Trump’s then chief of staff Mark Meadows showing Hannity coordinating and strategizing with Meadows, all we heard from Turley was-

    Crickets….

    I suspect that Turley will continue to bite his tongue as yet another of Hannity’s “glaring breaches” is revealed, i.e., strategizing with Oz behind the scenes.

    Turley, don’t self-censor! Speak freely!

    1. What’s worse is that Trump told Oz today to simply declare that he’d won instead of waiting for the remaining votes to be counted, and suggested that other Republicans in PA might “cheat” to prevent Oz from winning: “Dr. Oz should declare victory. It makes it much harder for them to cheat with the ballots that they ‘just happened to find.'”

      1. Sadly, we will not read Turley condemning that lie since he has never even condemned the Big Lie owing to his allegiance to Fox News which is being sued for endorsing it either recklessly or maliciously.

        1. “since he has never even condemned the Big Lie ”

          What Big Lie? 2000 Mules show illegal voting sponsored by Democrat organizations. Based on what was seen, it is evident that Biden lost the election without the lawlessness. The Big Lie is that Democrats won’t admit it.

            1. “Barr says he told Trump that election fraud claims were ‘bulls—‘“

              Some three weeks after the polls closed. A single shoplifting investigation can take longer than that. I guess you didn’t feel like including that important fact.

              “Case closed.”

              Somebody’s been watching too much “Law & Order.”

            2. Jeff, ignorance is abundant in your world. Your knowledge of circumstances is near nil, yet you comment. Are you in competition with Svelaz for the dumbest poster on the blog? That is a challenging feat, but your ability to say nothing prevents you from ever duplicating Svelaz. He says a lot of things, almost all wrong.

              Barr made his statement regarding the evidence presented within weeks of the election. He found some of the lawyer’s claims to be bull, not the claim itself. That is something Barr could not know at the time. That is also why he included the words ‘to date.’ That is where your ignorance begins. You think those words apply forever. They don’t, but fools like yourself believe they do.

              Moreover, since that time, the evidence has been mounting that the fraud claims existed in numerous states, and AGs were moving forward with the investigations. You wouldn’t know that because you don’t read or watch the news. Yes, you have the TV set on, but your brain is always in its OFF mode.

              Finally, we get to 2000 Mules. Have you seen it? Probably not. Why don’t you stop playing with yourself and see the documentary? Only then Then can you debate with intelligence rather than your typical ignorance.

            1. “That film is full of holes:”

              Let’s see what those holes are since ATS cannot find them and uses his ignoble linking ability to link to garbage.

              PBS could not show that the mules in 2000 Mules didn’t exist and didn’t engage in ballot trafficking. PBS also failed to prove that Biden would have won without the fraud. PBS said nothing about ballot trafficking because they know it happened on a wide scale. They know or are afraid the illegal ballot trafficking swung the election. They would be silent, but for that fear.

              Instead of dealing with facts that PBS cannot alter, they changed the subject to smear the narrators and producers. That is the only way the left can fight; smears, lies and criminality. Tarnish reputations without doing trustworthy journalism.

              PBS brings to our attention that 2000 Mules pointed out where a murder occurred and showed what phones were near the scene. That proven correct ability validates the data behind ballot trafficking 2000 Mules provided to the public. Thank you, ATS, for validating 2000 Mules even though you intended to slime those involved with the documentary.

              To conclude the story of PBS’s slime, one has to recognize it is not the job of 2000 Mules to prove the case. That is why the narrators reported that after discovering their information regarding a murder, “we turned the bulk of this information over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.” What 2000 Mules did was prove what they were doing was highly accurate, and if there were an award for evidence, 2000 Mules indeed would have deserved it.

              That PBS is trying to slime one of the narrators demonstrates how seriously they are in the belief that 2000 Mules was accurate and the statement ‘Biden likely would have lost’ is true.

              Anonymous the Stupid is unable to separate good arguments from bad. Still, he provides more evidence that 2000 Mules has proven the lawlessness of the Democrats and that Joe Biden likely shouldn’t be in the White House.

              No one has to listen to any claims. All one has to do is look at the facts so obvious the claims flow naturally. What ATS and PBS did was try to slime people. It did nothing to prove the videos, tracking and other tangible things wrong. If anything, ATS confirmed they were right.

  4. I think we have become a jaded people, with fading memories. There was a time when a loyalty oath to BLM became mandatory, in schools, in the workplace, and across totally unrelated social media groups. Anyone who criticized BLM for any reason, or supported cops, was deemed a racist, and blocked, banned, and/or harassed. Some businesses forced employees to take a knee. To write letters of apology for being born white. Being punctual was white supremacy. So was personal responsibility, studying hard, or a nuclear family. It was extreme, and it was violent. We watched Democratic-run cities burn. We saw mass lotting and rioting. Mobs of people attacked police officers, and engaged in racist attacks on white people. They even barged into restaurants and demanded BLM loyalty oaths from diners. Antifa joined in the melee. There was anarchy and the actual overthrow of local areas of government. Police precincts had to be abandoned, and at least one was burned. Police cars were rolled. Too many police officers were assaulted or murdered. Ambushing cops is now a rising national trend. BLM protestors targeted Jews and Jewish businesses. Their leaders opposed the existence of Israel and supported Palestinian terrorists. Don’t comment on it, though, if you value your job or children’s place in school.

    BLM was a racist, anti-semitic, anti-capitalist, violent movement that lionized cop killers. Remember “cops are pigs, fry ’em like bacon.” It was frightening to watch. It was frightening to see the entire country become in thrall, until people were afraid to speak out against BLM. In the beginning, wondering where all the money was going could get you fired or a scarlet letter “R”. About 10 unarmed black people are shot by cops annually. Due to BLM rhetoric, people think the number is more around 10,000, and that cops are killing people for being black. Or driving while black. Black suspects were more likely to resits arrest and fight cops, but if the cop fought back or tried to protect his own life, he was a racist.

    Racist stopped meaning a negative view on an entire race, any race. The Left demanded that we ignore the definition of racism, while extremists called anyone they disagreed with a racist. Think kids should learn the same math used in med school and engineering instead of Mayan math? Racist. Think cops matter? Racist. Think everyone’s lives matter equally? Racist. Think Jesus loves everyone equally? Racist.

    BLM flat out lied about police use of force statistics, and about their motivation. If a white cop shot a black man, for any reason, including him going for his gun, that cop was branded a racist. A cop who shot a black girl who was in the act of stabbing another black girl was branded racist. A black cop who shot a black guy was considered part of white supremacy.

    It was madness. Mob injustice.

    What is more scary than BLM, is the fawning eagerness with which the Left bowed to a violent, racist, totalitarian movement, and forced its will on the rest of the country.

      1. Karl Marx, Lenin, and Stalin did not believe in Judeo Christian morality. What helped the cause was “good”, and what hurt the cause was “bad.” Therefore mass murder was “good” and truthfully reporting on it was “bad.”

        Likewise, looting, rioting, and arson were “good” because it helped BLM’s powerful hold on the country, and pointing it out was “bad.”

        1. “Karl Marx, Lenin, and Stalin did not believe in Judeo Christian morality.”

          Torquemada did. As did every other Inquisitor.

      2. Capitalists engage in fraud all the time. The smearing of BLM is just standard practice because capitalists can’t stand successful Marxists.

        1. “. . . successful Marxists.”

          Marxists have successfully achieved lots of their goals: Pogroms, mass starvation and disease, oppression, nationwide slavery, war, institutionalized ignorance, the deadening of life, . . .

        2. “capitalists can’t stand successful Marxists. ”

          That is the mindset of anonymous. Successful Marxists steal, loot and raise money for charity that they keep for themselves.

          Good job in demonstrating what successful Marxists are.

          In the twentieth century, they did all that while successfully killing over 100-million people. Let’s give the Marxists a prize. Give them the Culture of Death award.

  5. The real scoundrels are the ones who gave these frauds $90 million so they could get the radicals off their backs and sic them on the rest of us.

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