Top Democratic politicians and committees have taken tens of thousands in contributions from individuals who work at firms that lobby on behalf of Koch Industries, despite railing against Koch’s influence for years, according to campaign finance filings.
New Hampshire Democrat Maggie Hassan spent Monday fundraising with a top lobbyist for the Koch brothers, despite her past criticism of the libertarian philanthropists.
Liberal foundations financing a nonprofit news venture that is reporting on donations made by the Koch Brothers to colleges are also financing on-campus groups protesting the Kochs’ donations.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) on Tuesday accused libertarian philanthropists Charles and David Koch of advocating criminal justice reform in order to reduce their own legal liabilities.
David Brock mischaracterized an encounter between Hillary Clinton and libertarian megadonor David Koch at an event held by the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), according to the president and CEO of that charity.
A federal judge on Friday ordered the Internal Revenue Service to reveal White House requests for taxpayers’ private information, advancing a probe into whether administration officials targeted political opponents by revealing such information.