Connection Uncovered: Chairs Leading Push to Oust Trump from Colorado Ballot Linked to Biden Contributions
Large quantities of money were previously donated to President Biden’s campaign and victory fund by the board chairman of the organization that filed the case that resulted in former President Donald Trump being removed from the Colorado ballot for 2024, according to documents the Fox News Digital program analyzed.
Given the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021, and the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution, the Colorado Supreme Court disqualified Trump from the election on Tuesday.
According to the majority opinion of the court, “We do not reach these conclusions lightly.” The questions that are currently in front of us are significant and weighty. We also recognize our grave responsibility to uphold the law, free from fear or favor and unaffected by the opinions of others regarding the choices we are required by law to make.”
Identifying itself as a “nonpartisan” watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed the lawsuit in Colorado against Trump on behalf of “six Republican and unaffiliated Colorado voters including former state, federal, and local officials,” the group stated on its website in early September.
On the other hand, since Biden faced Trump in a previous debate, CREW leaders have lavished him with thousands of dollars in donations.
In her capacity as chair of CREW’s board, Beth Nolan was the chief counsel at George Washington University and the attorney for the late President Bill Clinton. Nolan contributed $2,800 to Biden’s 2020 campaign and $3,000 to the Biden Victory Fund, according to filings from the Federal Election Commission.
Not only did Wayne Jordan, the vice chair of CREW, push $300,000 to the Biden Victory Fund in 2020, but he also gave large sums of money to Joe Biden’s staff. Quinn Delaney, a Democrat who contributed $650,000 to Biden’s victory fund during the last election season, is Jordan’s spouse, according to public records.
Regarding Fox News Digital’s request for comment, Nolan, Wayne, and CREW did not reply. CREW has always been perceived as a left-leaning organization, even though it prides itself on being “nonpartisan”. The organization was once led by David Brock, the liberal group’s founder and current chair, Media Matters for America and American Bridge.
According to records acquired by the Washington Free Beacon, in the early months of 2017, Brock convened with funders at a posh Florida resort to plot how his network of groups would “kick Donald Trump’s ass” during his administration.
At the time of the meeting, Brock appeared to have resigned from his role as chair of the CREW board. That monitoring group, however, is included in the memos outlining the future objectives and strategies of his groups’ attacks on Trump while he was president.
According to the papers, CREW would attack Trump with “a steady flow of damaging information, new revelations, and an inability to avoid conflicts issues.” The Trump administration would therefore be forced to defend “illegal conduct in court” as a result of these acts.
Big Democratic contributors like George Soros have also given enormous sums of money to CREW. Based on its grant database, CREW received $2.85 million in funding from two charities in the Open Society Foundations network, which was funded by Soros, between 2017 and 2021. The majority of the funds were granted for general operations support.
With CREW’s help, the six voters were eventually granted a stay of execution from appearing on the state’s ballots by the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday. Olson Grimsley Kawanabe Hinchcliff & Murray LLC, Tierney Lawrence Stiles LLC, and KBN Law LLC are listed as additional participants on the watchdog group’s website.
After the verdict, CREW President Noah Bookbinder stated on X, “We just won before the Colorado Supreme Court in our challenge to keep Donald Trump off the ballot as disqualified under the 14th amendment for engaging in insurrection.” “A historic occasion for democracy. Soon, more will be revealed.
By a vote of 4 to 3, the court claimed that Trump is “disqualified” from serving as president due to his purported participation on January 6, 2021, and as a result, he will not be allowed to run for office in 2024 under section 3 of the 14th Amendment.
The Constitution’s 14th Amendment states that anyone who has “engaged in insurrection or rebellion” and taken an oath to support it is ineligible to hold public office. Trump allegedly broke this clause, according to the Colorado justices.
“No one who has previously taken an oath to support the United States Constitution as a member of Congress, an officer of the United States, a member of any State legislature, an executive or judicial officer of any State, or a representative in Congress, Senator, or Representative in Congress, or as an elector of the President and Vice-President, shall be eligible to hold any office, civil or military, under the United States, or any state. However, the amendment states that Congress may eliminate such a limitation with a vote of two-thirds of each House.
Among the three judges selected by Democrats who dissented was Justice Carlos Samour, who stated that the ruling “risked chaos in the country” and that “there must be procedural due process before we can declare that individual disqualified from holding public office.” To overturn the Colorado court’s ruling, Trump’s team has pledged to “swiftly” appeal it to the US Supreme Court.