There were 65 lawsuits filed to overturn the 2020 election results. The 65 Project, named accordingly, is a Clintonian political op being sold as a lesson in professional responsibility for Trump-affiliated lawyers. Its mission is to get Trump’s lawyers disbarred and canceled. Lawfare and worse for those who aided Trump’s post-election legal efforts. The Super PAC is also David Brock’s latest endeavor, which alone speaks volumes about its nature. Other key players make it clear this is a Clinton-Establishment effort to put those lawyers’ careers in the electric chair.
Dark Money vs. Trump Lawyers
The 65 Project is described by The Hill as a “dark money group with connections to the Democratic Party.” The group claims it will “work to hold accountable the lawyers who raise fraudulent claims to overturn legitimate elections results, while also creating a rule-based system to prevent future attempts and to strengthen the mechanisms for accountability and deterrence.” It also professes to be “a bipartisan effort.” Hogwash.
Brock’s presence at the top of the organizational chart is like a klaxon for political observers. It indicates dirty tricks of the worst kind are afoot. He was hated by Democrats for years when he plied his trade against them for the conservative magazine American Spectator. Then he had a massive conversion, morphing from Hillary Clinton’s chief thorn in the side to her most ardent defender. How complete was his transformation? The New York Times said in 2015, “He’s even constructed for Hillary her own personal media watchdog, Correct the Record, which tracks and instantly zaps any negative stories about her.” His metamorphosis, however, involved only the candidates he worked for and against, not what methods were acceptable.
Hillary’s Enemies Are His Enemies
Brock turned his dirty tricks against anyone who threatened Hillary, including Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), about whom he wrote many scurrilous attacks. No one has done more damage to Brock’s would-be president, Hillary Clinton, than Trump, however, and so Trump gets it the worst. The Times later wrote that a different group founded by Brock “secretly spent $200,000 on an unsuccessful effort to bring forward accusations of sexual misconduct against Mr. Trump before Election Day” and “is considering creating a fund to encourage victims to bring forward similar claims against Republican politicians.”
This new effort to hurt pro-Trump Republican lawyers is not different from Brock’s pro-Hillary political operations; it is a part of them. The 65 Project’s founder is another longtime Clinton operative, Melissa Moss. When the Clintons were selling everything they controlled – like the Lincoln Bedroom and presidential pardons – they even sold seats on trade mission flights and Moss was in charge of booking those spots for high-dollar donors. Is she now a good-government type who busies herself with criticizing bad behavior by lawyers? No. Like Brock, she has come to her passion to regulate attorneys quite recently and – solely Trump lawyers.
In an interview with Axios, Brock let the mask down, no pun intended, and revealed the campaign motives are to “not only bring the grievances in the bar complaints but shame them and make them toxic in their communities and in their firms.” He could have just said, cancel them. Axios reported the group plans to spend about $2.5 million in its first year and “will air ads in battleground states, including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.” You don’t say? It’s clear these anti-Trumpers are animated by a political vendetta, not model professional licensing supervision. The 65 Project people are trying pretty hard to pretend that’s not the case, however, so it must degrade those complaints quite a bit.
Well-supported allegations should be heard by state bodies that license attorneys. After all, hating lawyers is as American as baseball and apple pie, and often for good reason. Maybe such reasons exist for some of Trump’s lawyers. Let’s just not pretend that The 65 Project’s goals are pure.
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