Latest from Michelle Ye Hee Lee

D.C.-based Mothership Strategies rose in four years to become one of the top-paid consulting firms of the fall elections.

  • Jan 8, 2019

The analysis by advocacy group Public Citizen finds a “sharp reversal” from Trump’s 2016 campaign promise to be independent of wealthy donors’ interests.

  • Dec 20, 2018

Maria Butina told prosecutors that the gun rights group was a pathway to influence the Republican Party.

  • Dec 13, 2018

The resolution seeks to overturn a Treasury rule that allows politically active nonprofits to withhold donor-identifying information from the IRS.

  • Dec 12, 2018

New filings show more than a dozen super PACs launched or paid for political ads in a way that allowed them to withhold who was spending money to influence voters until after the November elections.

  • Dec 7, 2018

Meanwhile, the Office of Special Counsel sought to clarify when federal employees could use words like “impeachment” or “resist” without breaking the law.

  • Nov 30, 2018

Four donors gave nearly $17 million last year to the Wellspring Committee, which distributed funds to groups backing Trump’s inauguration and Supreme Court nominees.

  • Nov 27, 2018

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office referred the case against Stormy Daniels’s lawyer to the city attorney for possible misdemeanor charges.

  • Nov 21, 2018

Many Democrats who benefited from a “green wave” of small-dollar donations lost their races.

  • Nov 7, 2018

The billionaire couple shelled out $25 million in July to the main super PAC supporting Senate Republicans, bringing their support for holding the GOP majority in both chambers of Congress to $55 million this cycle.

  • Aug 20, 2018
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