Last Updated on February 19, 2022
Recent BLM filings reveal prominent Democrat lawyer Marc Elias and another longtime Clinton ally have taken on key roles in the organization. Elias is best known for his funding of former British spy Christopher Steele’s thoroughly discredited anti-Trump dossier, which was used as a basis for the Mueller probe. The story was first reported by the Washington Examiner.
After previously serving as Hillary Clinton’s 2016 campaign general counsel, Elias now appears to be representing the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation through his recently formed Elias Law Group. BLM’s national organization repeatedly lists the Elias firm as one of its addresses and states in its short-year 2020 Form 990 that its books were now being maintained by Elias Law Group. Additionally, Minyon Moore, a longtime Clinton ally, is now listed as part of BLM’s board of directors in the charity’s filings.
Earlier this month, Black Lives Matter filed a charitable organization registration statement with the New Mexico attorney general’s office. The filing lists BLM addresses in Arizona and Oakland, California, but also says BLM’s “other address” is “c/o [courtesy of] Elias Law Group” in Washington, D.C. Another filing with the California attorney general repeatedly lists addresses connected with Elias Law group as well. Additionally, the California filing states that BLM’s “books are in the care of … the organization” that is “located at … c/o Elias Law Group.”
The new BLM filing with New Mexico also refers to Minyon Moore as a “Board Member” for BLM, while the California filing lists Moore as a “Board Member” as well. Hillary Clinton’s Onward Together PAC was reportedly incorporated by Elias in April 2017, and Elias is listed as a “Governor” for the Clinton PAC in a business filing for the Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs. Moore was listed as the “Director/President” at Onward Together for the fiscal years from 2017-2019.
In 2020, Hillary Clinton announced that Onward Together would “partner with” Elias’s Democracy Docket organization in order to “protect Americans’ right to vote by mail.” Clinton also urged her followers to “join Onward Together and Marc Elias in the fight for voting rights by signing up for Democracy Docket,” in a Facebook post.
Moore is listed as a top leader at the Dewey Square Group consulting firm. A longtime Clinton ally, Moore has previously served as an assistant to President Bill Clinton, as well as the director of White House political affairs, where she advised both Bill and Hillary Clinton. She went on to work as the CEO of the Democratic National Committee.
The Clinton BLM takeover comes as the former U.S. Secretary of State remains the subject of special prosecutor John Durham’s investigation. A recent Durham filing alleges that the 2016 Clinton campaign knowingly concocted false allegations that President Donald Trump was receiving secret hi-tech communications from the Kremlin-linked Alfa Bank. The Durham indictment further alleged that Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann intentionally spread that hoax to the FBI, Democrat-friendly media and another undisclosed federal agency under false pretenses.
The national Black Lives Matter organization recently delayed its reporting on what it did with nearly $60 million in cash that was accrued in 2020. Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the charity that serves as the face of the national BLM organization, changed its 12-month accounting cycle to run July through June, giving it until mid-May to report what it did with the millions it raised during the George Floyd riots.