An analysis by the watchdog group Documented has traced a secret $1 million donation to the controversial 2020 Presidential election “audit” in Arizona, and to no one’s surprise, the road leads directly to Donald Trump.
At the time, all of the Arizona Republicans denied Donny was behind the effort and were like, “This has nothing to do with Trump,” which was the tipoff that it had EVERYTHING to do with him.
You might remember the crappy criming by Cyber Ninjas, the Florida-based (natch) company that led the Arizona audit. It turns out that $5.7m of its budget came from several far-right groups invested in the “Stop the Steal” campaign to overturn Joe Biden’s presidential victory.
It was later revealed that an additional $1 million was donated to the Arizona audit effort from an account controlled by Cleta Mitchell, the compromised MAGA election lawyer who advised Trump as he and his cronies plotted to overthrow the 2020 election.
Where did Mitchell’s million dollars come from, though?
Donald Trump never spends his own money, after all.
Documented’s deep dive followed the money, tracking the cash as it passed from Trump’s “Save America” PAC through an “allied conservative group,” and from there to “a shell company which in turn handed the money to contractors and individuals involved in the Arizona audit.”
It’s not a coincidence that the January 6th House Select Committee highlighted how the Save America Pac gave $1m to the Conservative Partnership Institute (CPI), whose “top officials” included Trump’s fully compromised Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
The alleged “investigation” into the funds was packed with crazy QAnon conspiracy theories, including one outlandish claim that “bamboo fibers found in ballot sheets” “proved” they had been “printed in Asia.”
Pathetic, isn’t it? It’s so obviously insane that it was even blasted by some Arizona Republicans as a “grift disguised as an audit”.
Nice metaphor for Trump’s entire life!
Twitter wasn’t surprised in the least.
Trump secretly donated $1m to discredited Arizona election ‘audit’
Funding for controversial review of state’s vote count in 2020 election can be traced to former president’s Pachttps://t.co/MVBGrrWstK pic.twitter.com/20KRjIIpxd
— Sandy Eggo (@Fronterakid) January 27, 2023
Donald Trump made a secret $1m donation to the Cyber Ninja's election “audit” in Arizona, according to @guardian.
*Reminder: The widely discredited effort actually found MORE votes for Biden.https://t.co/rcmpeGXbqg pic.twitter.com/VNAjxx0K4q
— Jim Roberts (@nycjim) January 27, 2023
Trump secretly donated $1m to discredited Arizona election ‘audit’ and he is still a free man. Everyday we find out a new crime and everyday he remains a free man. @DOJ #IndictTrumpNow
— Zico (@WillowNBirch) January 27, 2023