The Daily Beast reports:
President Donald Trump has been a financial windfall for a number of political organizations that identify closely with his brand. And few have benefited more in the Trump era than the legal-advocacy group Judicial Watch.
Newly released financial records show contributions to Judicial Watch nearly doubled from 2015 to 2018. Last year, the group took in nearly $72 million. At the end of the year, it reported sitting on net assets of $110 million.
That’s an incredible war chest for a political nonprofit, a level usually enjoyed only by the most prestigious and established organizations. Contributions to Judicial Watch last year were only about $8 million shy of those to the Heritage Foundation, for decades the conservative movement’s flagship think tank.
Judicial Watch has raked in record financial support during the Trump era—much of it not from the investigative work the group touts, but direct-mail campaigns pleading for money https://t.co/VSfdxhyLWB
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) September 13, 2019