Amy Gutmann is the Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science and was praised by Fortune in 2018 as one of the “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” according to the university.
And she’s been president of UPenn since 2004.
But between 2013 and last year, the university allegedly received tens of millions in undisclosed donations from China, according to the National Legal and Policy Center, a conservative-leaning public ethics group. And the dollar totals dramatically increased after the school opened its Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
The NLPC filed a complaint against UPenn last year, alleging $22 million in “anonymous” donations from the country for the Biden Center and $70 million from China in total.
First-time “artist” Hunter Biden is planning to put his work on the market with prices for single pieces going for up to $500,000. From an article in the Washington Free Beacon by Alana Goodman:
“This is clearly a way for [Hunter Biden] to earn money, a lot of money, without anybody knowing who’s paying him,” said Tom Anderson, director of the Government Integrity Project at the National Legal and Policy Center, an ethics watchdog group.
Anderson said the White House should publicly disclose the names of the buyers—even if the gallery doesn’t—and have the sales reviewed by ethics lawyers.
“Legally, [Biden] doesn’t have to disclose anything. But just for the office of the presidency, it’s just the right thing to do to be transparent and to let everybody know who’s paying for what,” said Anderson. “Why would you want … Read More ➡
National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC) on Friday filed Complaints with the Internal Revenue Service and the California Attorney General against a nonprofit called Dignity and Power Now, founded by Patrisse Cullors, who is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter.
NLPC submitted documents showing that Dignity and Power Now was provided $100,000 by the Resnick Foundation and $125,000 by the California Initiative in 2016. Yet, the nonprofit filed a post card return used by groups that raise less than $50,000 per year. The group also apparently failed to disclose the contributions to California Attorney General, as required.
Click here for a New York Post story by Isabel Vincent. From the article:
“The obvious question is what happened to the money,” said NLPC chairman Peter Flaherty. “Given these circumstances, we believe that an audit is in order.
Dignity and Power Now purports to speak in the name of the … Read More ➡
6/2/21- Paul Kamenar, Counsel to the National Legal and Policy Center, is interviewed by John Hines on One America News Network. They discuss the resignation of Patrisse Cullors from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Cullors finances, including the ownership of four homes, have become the subject of controversy in recent days.… Read More ➡
6/1/21- NLPC Counsel Paul Kamenar is interviewed on America’s Voice about the resignation of Patrisse Cullors from the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation. Cullors resigned in the wake of reports that she owns four homes.… Read More ➡
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors has apparently been forced out of the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF) in the wake of controversy over her finances.
The April 10 New York Poststory about Cullors owning four homes was followed by additional reports of cozy financial relationships with “nonprofit” groups she founded.
Although there are a number of groups that have Black Lives Matter in their names, BLMGNF has been the main recipient of corporate funds, totaling some $90 million. This has prompted tensions within the movement with some questioning where all the money is going.
About the articles, Cullors said, “Those were right-wing attacks that tried to discredit my character, and I don’t operate off of what the right thinks about me.”… Read More ➡
Black Lives Matter PAC, which was founded and led by activist Patrisse Cullors, paid an art company run by the father of her only child nearly $150,000 to co-produce live election coverage, campaign and social media records show. Industry experts said it should have cost a fraction of that price.
From the same article:
“Besides paying Trap Heals almost $150,000 to produce an unprofessional video that high school students would be embarrassed to produce, the excessive payments by Cullors to Trap Heals that she co-chairs with the father of her child raises serious questions whether political contributions to BLM PAC were not only misspent but also enriched her personally,” said Paul Kamenar, counsel to the conservative watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center.
“NLPC filed a complaint last year with the Federal Election Commission against Representative Ilhan Omar for paying … Read More ➡
Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors was identified in a press release as co-chair of an art company that has profited from several activist groups that call Cullors a co-founder and leader, which charity experts say amounts to self-dealing and raises ethical and legal questions.
Black Lives Matter (BLM) Global Network Foundation, BLM PAC and Reform LA Jails — three activist groups Cullors claims to have co-founded and led — have provided business to the art company… Trap Heals was founded and run by Damon Turner, the father of Cullors’ only child, the DCNF found.
Also from the article:
Paul Kamenar, the counsel for the conservative watchdog group National Legal and Policy Center, said BLM Global Network’s dealings with Trap Heals raises questions given that the organization’s bylaws, which the group provided to the New Mexico office of … Read More ➡
To Thomas Williamson Sr., assault was just a way to do business – nothing personal. Given his new residence, he may need that skill. Last Monday, May 3, Williamson, former business agent for Portage, Ind. -based Iron Workers Local 395, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana to 54 months in prison for organizing and leading a violent assault against nonunion workers at a construction site in nearby Dyer back in 2016. He and ex-Local 395 President Jeffrey Veach each had pleaded guilty in January 2020 to one count of extortion conspiracy in the attack, which left several people injured. Williamson also will have to pay $30,869 in restitution to the victims. The pair had been charged in 2018 following an investigation by the FBI, the U.S. Labor Department’s Office of Inspector General, and the Dyer Police Department.
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm promised during her confirmation process that she would divest her stock ownership in the electric bus and battery maker Proterra, Inc.
Granholm hasn’t abided by her agreement to divest yet President Biden recently gave a promotional virtual tour of Proterra’s facilities opening the door to Granholm making a windfall when Proterra goes public in a matter of weeks.
Senator John Barrasso is asking the Energy Department Inspector General to investigate the potentially lucrative arrangement for Granholm.
Secretary Granholm submitted a U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (Committee) Statement for Completion by Presidential Nominees (Committee Questionnaire), which she signed on January 21, 2021. She responded “Yes” to the following question: “Have you taken appropriate action to avoid any conflict of interest or any appearance of a conflict interest?”