The billionaire donors who funded Hillary Clinton’s failed campaign have already decided who they are backing for 2020, the Observer reports.
First-term California Senator Kamala Harris met with top Clinton donors in the Hamptons last weekend in a meeting attended by top Clinton campaign officials.
According to the Observer, the leftist donor class is “rallying behind” Harris as the 2020 Demcoratic presidential nominee after she has “emerged as a leading figure in the Trump resistance.”
Harris already has ties to far-left billionaire George Soros, who poured money into campaigns aimed at loosening criminal policy that Harris was pushing.
Her former aide was later hired to a group funded by Soros.
Soros later donated the maximum amount to Harris’ senate campaign in 2015.
Later that year, Harris spoke at Soros’ 2020 Vision Conference in San Francisco, along with Nancy Pelosi.
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Politico reported that the hearings regarding Trump’s connections to Russia have enabled the Democratic Party to frame her as Trump’s most aggressive critic. In response to one of the hearings she was involved in, she launched the slogan “courage not courtesy.” However, despite this catchy slogan, Harris has historically lacked the courage to hold her donors accountable when they have broken the law.
The nomination of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin provoked criticisms over his tenure as CEO of OneWest Bank. In 2013, California prosecutors claimed to have discovered over 1,000 foreclosure law violations, but the California Attorney General’s office failed to file any action against the bank. At the time, Kamala Harris was California’s attorney general. Many questioned why Harris didn’t take any action given the evidence her office uncovered.
“We went and we followed the facts and the evidence, and it’s a decision my office made,” Harris told The Hill. “We pursued it just like any other case. We go and we take a case wherever the facts lead us.”
Harris’ vague defense is insufficient. The Democratic Party has branded her as a leader of the Trump Resistance without addressing why Harris avoided a criminal investigation that involved donors to her campaign.
In 2011, Mnuchin’s wife at the time, Heather Mnuchin, gave $8,750 to Harris’ 2011 campaign. OneWest Bank donated $6,500 to Harris’ 2011 election. Heather Mnuchin also donated $850 to Harris’ 2014 election for California attorney general.
In 2014, the Center for American Progress graded California’s campaign donor recusal laws a “C.” The state’s lax laws allowed Harris to decide not to recuse herself from deciding whether or not to prosecute OneWest Bank.
Mnuchin donated to multiple Republicans’ campaigns in 2016, but Harris was the only Democrat he donated to.