COLLUSION: DSCC Paid David Brock for Research Despite Leaders Wanting Party to Drop Him.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), which focuses on electing Democrats to the U.S. Senate, pushed payments to an entity run by liberal operative David Brock for research consulting despite leading Democratic Party operatives complaining he was killing the party, with one former Obama official referring to Brock as “fucking weird.”
The DSCC made two payments totaling $40,000 to Brock’s American Bridge PAC in mid- June for research consulting, the DSCC’s filings with the Federal Election Commission show.
Brock described American Bridge as “the Democratic epicenter of opposition research and rapid response in presidential and Senate elections” in a 49-page confidential memo obtained by the Washington Free Beacon at a January 2017 posh Florida retreat hosted by Brock where he huddled with more than 100 donors to plot how to “kick Donald Trump’s ass.”
Numerous Democratic Party organizers and operatives around that time said they wanted the party to drop Brock following Hillary Clinton’s defeat.
“His ability to produce wins for Democrats is nonexistent,” Jeff Weaver, former campaign manager for Bernie Sanders, told the Daily Beast in January 2017. “He does not have the kind of understanding of what kind of coalition you have to bring together to win national races—that’s his fundamental problem.”
One Clinton aide told the Daily Beast that Brock was “useless” and said “you might as well have thrown those [tens of] millions of dollars down a well, and then set the well on fire.”
A former Obama administration official who had met Brock on a number of occasions called him “fucking weird.”
Like Uffie, he’s got a loaded bodyguard.