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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:32 PM

GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke, EriK Prince..

I am not sure I quite understand this??? Seems the checkered vet is going to transfer the millions to another group run by con men!! Is it a private business? private Wall??









RAN INTO WALL
GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke



https://www.thedailybeast.com/gofundme-border-wall-campaign-implodes-turns-to-kris-kobach-and-sheriff-clarke-for-new-non-profit

The wall won’t build itself.
Lachlan Markay, Will Sommer


01.11.19 3:51 PM ET


A decorated veteran who raised more than $20 million to finance construction of a wall along the southern U.S. border has announced that he will instead use the money to finance a new nonprofit group that will build the wall itself—or at least a couple miles of it.

Brian Kolfage’s crowdfunding campaign on the website GoFundMe went viral in December, before news outlets uncovered previous instances in which the triple-amputee veteran appeared to have pocketed funds raised through similar, if far smaller, campaigns billed as efforts to assist wounded warriors.

Now Kolfage, a prolific operator of conspiracy theory Facebook pages, has recruited a team of prominent figures in President Donald Trump’s orbit to run a new 501(c)(4) nonprofit, named We Fund The Wall, to do some wall construction of its own. The new group’s board, Kolfage announced on Friday, includes Erik Prince, the founder of infamous military contract Blackwater; David Clarke, the former scandal-plagued sheriff of Milwaukee County; Fox News contributor Sara Carter; Tom Tancredo, an immigration hardliner and former Colorado congressman; and former Kansas Secretary of State and voter fraud crusader Kris Kobach

“I joined the organization because its mission is of the highest importance to our country,” Kobach told The Daily Beast. “The wall needs to be completed, and it needs to be done as soon as possible. The best way to accomplish that is through a combination of both public and private efforts.”

QUESTIONABLE
NBC: Man Behind Border Wall GoFundMe Ran Fake News Websites

The group’s formation comes amidst heated fighting in Washington over financing for Trump’s border wall. A partial shutdown of the federal government has persisted for nearly three weeks as Trump and Democratic congressional leaders spar over the former’s demands for more than $5 billion in border wall funding.

Kolfage’s fundraising campaign was initially designed to help finance that construction with private contributions. He insisted that he had been in contact with a number of federal officials and members of Congress devising ways to funnel the massive amounts of money raised on GoFundMe to the federal treasury....................................

It appears that that plan went awry..................

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Reply GoFundMe Border Wall Campaign Implodes, Turns to Kris Kobach and Sheriff Clarke, EriK Prince.. (Original post)
riversedge Jan 11 OP
riversedge Jan 11 #1
jberryhill Jan 11 #2
JNelson6563 Jan 11 #3
riversedge Jan 11 #4
JNelson6563 Jan 11 #6
handmade34 Jan 11 #7
JNelson6563 Jan 11 #10
handmade34 Jan 11 #11
gratuitous Jan 11 #5
In It to Win It Jan 11 #8
Rocky888 Jan 11 #9

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

1. Some answers per article--looks to be a private project to build part of the Wall...

I had a big ad on my computer and I thought the article ended but there was more.




............Dustin Stockton, a conservative activist and We Fund The Wall spokesman, said he expects that enough people will agree to redirect their GoFundMe contributions for the group to retain a sizable portion of the funds.

Rather than financing federal efforts to build the wall, We Build The Wall plans to go the route that its name suggests and finance construction on its own, according Stockton. He said the group to secure enough funding from its initial GoFundMe supporters to build “at least two miles” along the southern border, which is nearly 2,000 miles long.

The group has already been in touch with landowners in Texas about buying or leasing their land for wall construction, Stockton said. It’s also retained two law firms to deal with regulatory issues that are sure to dog the project, including Barnes & Thornburg and Foley & Lardner. Cleta Mitchell, an attorney with the latter, who Stockton said is working with the new nonprofit, is a prominent conservative lawyer representing a host of political and nonprofit groups aligned with President Trump’s agenda.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

2. A grift - who on earth would have imagined that, eh?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:35 PM

3. GoFundMe is returning those contributions.

Since the organizer would not. Those lunatics you cite won't get a penny of it.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #3)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:38 PM

4. They are con men--but they seem confident the Trump supporters will redirect their donations

to there new organization. We shall see.

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Response to riversedge (Reply #4)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:40 PM

6. Um, no. GoFundME has spoken. End of discussion.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #6)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:43 PM

7. Um, no...

the people who donated have the option of directing the money to www.webuildthewall.us... if they do not reply, then the money will be refunded

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Response to handmade34 (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:53 PM

10. That is different from a

complete misappropriation. The money won't just be given over to those assholes, it has to be knowingly donated (re-donated then?) by every single donor.

Completely different.

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #10)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:58 PM

11. oh, yah...

but the board members are still assholes

I would be interested to see how many gullible people decide to let them keep the money

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:39 PM

5. Did anyone or everyone see this coming?

A bit more information from a poster at Daily Kos:

Terms of gofundme program changed; money to be refunded.

So apparently the fools will not be permanently parted from their money.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:48 PM

8. I'm shocked. I thought this would have hit its goal.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:52 PM

9. Is this who trump handing $5.7 billion to?

To build his vanity wall?
Like he handed the whole VA money over for his Mara lago buddies to handle and run.

Wtff

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