A foreign national has funneled boatloads of “dark money” dollars to environmental groups that invested big in data mining operations that targeted millions of President Biden’s voters in crucial swing states ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
No, we’re not talking about George Soros.
This is the guy Glenn Beck has called “the OTHER spooky billionaire,” Swiss philanthropist and confirmed Clinton crony, Hansjörg Wyss, and, according to Fox News Digital (FND), his efforts “could be replicated ahead of the 2024 presidential elections.”
That's right. I have a new George Soros.
Well…"new" is a stretch.
But meet Hansjörg Wyss, the OTHER spooky billionaire funding the destruction of America. pic.twitter.com/nmMdgncPBA
— Glenn Beck (@glennbeck) February 17, 2022
Last year, an organization called the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) Victory Fund, the independent political action committee of the LCV, and another by the name of Climate Power, spent $15 million to boost Democrats on what Politico called a “sophisticated targeting project unlike anything they’d ever undertaken before.”
Both radical environmental groups push “aggressive green transition policies,” FND reports, and both received “large funding” from nonprofits belonging to Wyss.
According to FND, “As part of the operation, LCV Victory Fund and Climate Power hired BlueLabs Analytics, a Washington, D.C.-based data science organization, to mine data of more than two million Biden voters in crucial swing states with advertisements and mailers ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.”
As he is a citizen of Switzerland, the operation and any others that have been potentially funded by Wyss may violate federal election law, which prohibits foreign nationals from contributing — directly or indirectly — to U.S. political campaigns.
To give you an idea of who it is we’re talking about here, Wyss’s political ties go all the way back to Bill and Hillary Clinton.
In 2013, the billionaire joined forces with the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation, pledging $5 million to No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative “led by Hillary Rodham Clinton at the Clinton Foundation to bring together partner organizations—international institutions, governments, businesses, NGOs, and others—to evaluate and share the progress women and girls have made in the 20 years since the UN Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing.”
And like the Clintons, Wyss’s past is mired in scandals.
In 2016, Wyss’s then-company, Synthes, along with Wyss, a doctor, the University of Washington, and a bone cement company under the umbrella of Synthes called Norian, were accused of conducting human experiments without the FDA’s approval on people who ultimately died.
“Synthes and Norian, along with four top executives, were indicted in 2009 on charges of conducting unauthorized clinical trials despite warnings that the bone cement caused deadly blood clots. Norian agreed to pay a $22.5 million penalty, Synthes paid a $669,800 fine, and the executives went to prison,” the Associated Press reported at the time.
Somehow, Wyss, who was then the president of Synthes, managed to avoid any jail time.
And, as Wyss sought to purchase the English Chelsea football club in 2022, news surfaced that the aging billionaire had been accused of inappropriate sexual behavior.
Caitlin Sutherland, the executive director for watchdog group Americans for Public Trust (APT), told FND that Wyss spent more than $73 million to influence politics and policies in America.
“Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss spent nearly $73 million to influence American politics and policy, routing most of that money through the Arabella Advisors network,” she said. “Without offering any evidence, Mr. Wyss’ groups insist that his foreign money does not end up in partisan electoral activities.”
“But now we have proof that the climate groups he funds funneled money to specifically target Biden voters in key states,” she stated. “This dangerous pattern of giving by the left’s largest foreign mega-donor warrants immediate congressional oversight.”
For more than two decades, Wyss has been highly involved financially in various left-wing causes. Wyss founded the Wyss Foundation in the late 1990s as his main tax-exempt funding arm, and the Berger Action Fund in 2007. The billionaire has pushed hundreds of millions of dollars to his two nonprofits which have then spread his money to a vast array of groups, many of which like the LCV are actively involved in political issues.
According to tax filings obtained by APT and shared with Fox News Digital, a single anonymous donor, likely Wyss himself, wired a staggering $278.9 million to the Berger Action Fund between April 2021 and March 2022. The group in turn contributed $72.7 million to 12 separate dark-money organizations.
Included among the dozen groups was LCV, which was gifted $3.5 million from Wyss’s nonprofit.
“The groups are involved in political campaigns,” Fox News Digital states.
Another group, the Fund for a Better Future (FBF), received $20.3 million from the Berger Action Fund. FBF then sent $10.7 million to LCV in 2021.
Why is this important?
FBF oversees Climate Power, founded in 2020, as “a project of the LCV, Center for American Progress (CAP), and the Sierra Club.”
“Climate Power, meanwhile, boasts advisory board members that are also members of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council,” writes FND, which adds, “FBF also contributed more than $2.9 million to Building Back Together, an advocacy group that works to primarily promote the Biden administration’s policy agenda.”
Additionally, more than $40 million of Wyss’s Berger Action Fund went to the notorious Sixteen Thirty Fund, FND states, noting that the fund is “a key cog in a billion-dollar dark money network.”
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