Republican National Committeeman Henry Barbour gave a controversial bishop with ties to George Soros, anti-Israel, and Alinksyite organizations over $144,000.
Barbour, who headed the Mississippi Conservatives PAC, is under fire at the Chicago meeting of the RNC this week for funding racist ads that depicted U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel as a klansman. Barbour’s PAC was heavily funded by liberal interests, including anti-gun pro-abortion Michael Bloomberg and pro-amnesty Sean Parker, he of Facebook fame.
All Citizens for Mississippi, a PAC operated by Bishop Ronnie Crudup out of his church, amended its FEC filings on July 15 and showed that it had received $144,685 from Barbour’s Super PAC. Barbour admits he was behind some of the race-baiting ads from All Citizens for Mississippi, but refuses to claim involvement in another set of race-baiting ads run by Citizens for Progress.
Got News contributor, Shannon Knutsen, prepared a lengthy research file on Crudup’s ties to left-wing radical groups, which is presented after the break.
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Barbour has repeatedly claimed that Ruth Harris, an unheard of 65 year old who works at the Jackson Conference Center, paid for some of the racist ads that identified McDaniel as connected to the Ku Klux Klan.
Barbour shopped around Harris’s claims to several media outlets before David Drucker of the Washington Examiner printed Barbour’s claims uncritically. Drucker did not return a request to see if he had even contacted Harris but Aaron Gardner of Red State easily debunked Barbour’s implausible claims in a Red State posting.
In fact, Greg Brand has been identified by Sam Hall, a political blogger for the Clarion Ledger and former executive director of the Mississippi Democratic Party, with being behind the ads. Hall’s reporting confirms earlier Got News reporting that Brand was behind the controversial ads as suggested by Mississippi Democratic chairman Rickey Cole.
Cole further said that Brand worked with his friend, Pete Perry, the controversial Hinds County chairman at the center of vote fraud allegations, to place the ads. Citizens for Progress is a shadowy organization out of Atlanta that refuses to file any FEC paperwork with the radio ads they bought, and which refuses to disclose how they raised their funds.
Perry was paid over $171,000 from Barbour’s PAC. (See “BUSTED AGAIN: Pete Perry Took $171K from Barbour PAC; Said One ‘Bad Apple’ Spoils All Absentees” (7/17/2014))
That money remains unaccounted for, and Perry refuses to detail how it was spent, though multiple voting experts in both Mississippi and DC believe that that money was used to place the controversial ads. Additionally, Perry had claimed that he did not actually keep any of his so-called consulting fees, and that he simply paid them all out to campaign volunteers, evidently as walking around money, which raises the issue of why Perry did not keep any money for his campaign consultancy Paradigm strategies.
“It’s pretty obvious that Pete Perry’s $171,000 paid for racist radio ads, street money, robocalls, and who knows what else,” says Rick Shaftan, a longtime political consultant from New Jersey who has researched the racist radio ads. “These people hate conservatives more than they want to beat Democrats. Ultimately he is going to have to account for this money with both the IRS and every other government agency investigating the criminal activities in this campaign. Remember, Barbour initially claimed he funded the racist robo calls, then walked it back, and then admitted again.”
Gotnews.com has previously reported how Barbour is closely tied to RNC chair, Reince Priebus. It is unlikely that anything will be done by Priebus.