There has been nothing but complaints since the former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up to the plate for the Democratic primaries. The biggest complaint from the voters to President Donald Trump is Bloomberg is buying his way into the nomination. As many people see this, the first thought that comes to mind is it proves the candidate is incompetent. Illegal activity is being suspected, and a watchdog group allegedly sent a complaint straight to the IRS’s desk.
According to Government Accountability and Oversight, nonprofit groups who support the Bloomberg campaign are alleged, “making contributions for Mr. Bloomberg’s personal and political benefit.” Throughout the complaint, the GAO says there is a pattern of illegal activity with the contributions.
Different examples were given throughout the letter, but these are the most significant.
The New York Times released an article in December of last year titled, “Mayors for Mike: How Bloomberg’s Money Built a 2020 Political Network.” Inside the article, it cites, “Michael Bloomberg is relying on powerful city leaders as allies in his presidential campaign. Several have received grants, training, and support packages totaling millions from his foundation.”
The article continued to explain “a vast network of city leaders whom he has funded as a philanthropist.” It states there was $350 million in support from local elected officials all across the United States.
There is Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs, who endorsed Bloomberg. It showed the Bloomberg Foundation donated $500,000 to the city of Stockton, California, for an education reform group.
Other excerpts included, “Before his visit to Stockton, Mr. Bloomberg announced he had also won the endorsement of Mayor Sam Liccardo of San Jose, Calif., who had previously supported [Sen. Kamala] Harris. San Jose won a substantial award through Mr. Bloomberg’s American Cities Climate Challenge, a package worth about $2.5 million, a city spokeswoman said. Mr. Licardo said there had been ‘no string attached’ to any of the money.”
Another key excerpt shows, “[Bloomberg] has been endorsed so far by eight mayors from larger cities like San Jose, Calif., and Louisville, KY., and smaller ones like Gary, Ind. For all those endorsers, Mr. Bloomberg has been an important benefactor…More than half have received funding in the form of grants and other support packages from Mr. Bloomberg worth a total of nearly $10 million, according to a review of tax documents and interviews with all eight mayors.”
Other examples were mentioned, but the idea of the money donated was specifically for grants, donations for charity, and other things to help better communities and cities, not for buying Bloomberg’s way into the Democratic seat.
ABC News covered a similar story titled “Mike Bloomberg’s Philanthropy Pays Dividends With Emerging Political Network..” The story let the cat out the bag with all the information on how Michael Bloomberg came into the picture and is quoted, “Mike Bloomberg may have been a late addition to the 2020 race for president, but the billionaire businessman and former New York City mayor has for years been quietly using his wealth to build what would become a national political network.”
Many experts are probing Bloomberg Philanthropies as it is showing alleged illegal activity toward a gateway to putting Bloomberg in the nomination. So far, Bloomberg has donated over half a billion dollars to take on Trump in the 2020 elections and plans to defeat him.
The bottom line is, funneling money from a nonprofit organization to fund a campaign is illegal. If this is the case and it is proven to be accurate, the IRS has total jurisdiction and will have something to say about the “nonprofit” part.
The grants that Bloomberg is receiving are used to escalate the attacks against Trump and to shut down coal companies. The Daily Caller News Foundation had a report covering this topic a year ago. It stated in Illinois, Maryland, along with other states, are connected to the hired lawyers within the programs, and all of them had ties to Bloomberg.
Those who review this case must go over it with a fine-tooth comb. This could be a significant element to disqualify the billionaire who seeks to dethrone President Donald Trump. It seems as though everywhere we turn, more investigations are popping up when it comes to the “deep state,” Democrats, and other government organizations. Bloomberg will not be the only one in trouble. Those who donated the money will be held accountable as well. This could be huge, but we’ll have to wait and see.