Billionaire Tom Steyer and Barack Obama Fundraising To Impeach Trump
Nov. 7, 2019 (EIRNS)—Billionaire Tom Steyer and former President Barack Obama are joining forces to stop President Donald Trump’s re-election, freely offering donations to any and all takers, The Hill reports today.
Failing to destroy Trump thus far, Steyer is joining forces with Barack Obama, returning for his first appearance on the campaign trail in the 2020 cycle—to headline a fundraiser for the Democratic National Committee in California’s super-rich Silicon Valley on Nov. 21. The fundraiser is expected to raise at least $2 million for the Democratic National Committee, with tickets to the event costing as much as $355,000, Vox news site reported on Oct. 30.
This is the first open-press, political event where Obama will appear since the 2018 midterms.
Steyer has been spending “tens of millions on TV ads and other measures to rally support for the operation to impeach Trump,” Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis reported back on May 17. Steyer funded an ad titled “Nothing Happened,” using professional actors chiming in, sequentially complaining that “nothing happened” on impeachment. At the time, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the Washington Post, “I’m not for impeachment,” Fox reported.
In an April 26, 2019 tweet, Trump attacked Steyer: “Weirdo Tom Steyer, who didn’t have the ‘guts’ or money to run for President, is still trying to remain relevant by putting himself on ads begging for impeachment. He doesn’t mention the fact that mine is perhaps the most successful first 2 year presidency in history....”
But the anti-Trumpers had been active, working on Russiagate. On April 27, 2018, Gateway Pundit’s Cristina Laila reported that a group of wealthy donors paid $50 million to fund the Trump-Russia investigation. The group included about a half-dozen wealthy donors from Silicon Valley and New York, according to a footnote in the Russia report, Laila writes, which investigation was conducted by Christopher Steele, Fusion GPS and a former staffer for Sen. Dianne Feinstein named Daniel Jones, Gateway Pundit reports.
Sean Davis wrote on April 27, 2018 in The Federalist, that “The [Congressional] report also revealed that Jones told federal investigators that he had raised $50 million from ‘7 to 10 wealthy donors located primarily in New York and California.’ ”
On Feb. 8, 2019, Stephen Frank, publisher of California Political News and Views, reported that billionaire Steyer told Politico, “There’s a gigantic cost to not listening to your constituents ... thumbing your nose at democracy.” Steyer has been targetting committee chairs Richard Neal (D-MA), and others on impeachment, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC), and also planning to single out members of the Ways and Means, Judiciary and Oversight Committees.
Today, The Hill’s John Bowden reported that an aide to Steyer’s on Presidential campaign reportedly offered campaign donations to numerous Iowa politicians in exchange for endorsement of Steyer’s presidential campaign. The overtures were rejected, with one former Democratic Senator, Tom Courtney, complaining that the offer “left a bad taste in my mouth.” >