I’ve been wondering why Rudy Giuliani has been especially bat-crap crazy in his vehemence to defend Donald Trump. I think we might have discovered 563,003 reasons to explain that:
Make America Number 1, the pro-Trump super-PAC controlled by hedge-fund billionaire Robert Mercer and his daughter Rebekah, has paid law firms associated with Rudy Giuliani $563,003 in 2015 and 2016.
The PAC, originally called Keep the Promise 1, supported Ted Cruz before shifting to Donald Trump after he secured the Republican nomination this spring. It began paying Bracewell & Giuliani for legal and compliance services in June of 2015, making $336,495 in payments until February 14, 2016. It stopped using Bracewell a couple of weeks after Giuliani left the firm in January.
And guess who was running it? Trump’s current campaign manager!!! LOL!!!
Ted Cruz dropped out of the Republican presidential field on May 3. Sometime that month, Rebekah Mercer and Kellyanne Conway, who led the PAC when it was backing the Texas senator and is now Trump’s campaign manager, had lunch with Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner. There, the Washington Post reported, “Ivanka and Rebekah bonded over parenting young children and being the daughters of hard-charging, successful fathers, according to people familiar with their conversation.”
Yes, yes, I know this isn’t as bad as what Hillary did at the Clinton Foundation. I agree, that was much worse, and we’ve covered that. But it’s worthwhile to know that the campaign of the scam artist GOP nominee is passing along money to his scam artist surrogates in the media.