Leonard Leo’s slush fund is funded lavishly even by the standards of Republican institutions that provide ongoing material benefits to the 1%:
A top source of funding for conservative groups — including some connected to legal activist Leonard Leo — escalated giving by 27% in 2022, according to tax records.
But groups with ties to Leo, including the Federalist Society and the 85 Fund’s Honest Elections Project, collectively received far less than the previous year, according to the tax records from DonorsTrust Inc.
DonorsTrust raised $303 million, a 72% drop from the year before, but still increased giving to $242 million — up $52 million from a year prior, according to its 2022 tax filing obtained by Bloomberg News. The names of its contributors aren’t required to be disclosed, but the more than 1,100 recipients of its largess are.
A quarter billion a year is one hell of a lot of boxes of ziti. Clarence Thomas is probably complaining to Harlan Crow that he’s getting stiffed as we speak.