Uh Oh…The leftist campaign to smear Justice Clarence Thomas from the US Supreme Court just shot itself in the foot when the executive director of “Fix the Court” inadvertently released the names of its donors to a Washington Examiner reporter.
Fix the Court has been a key player in the current attacks on Justice Thomas, but they were also a major participant in the smear campaign directed at Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing.
Washington Examiner reporter Gabe Kaminsky started looking at the finances of fake groups trying to give the appearance of popular demand for Justice Thomas’ resignation. He uncovered that the New Venture Fund reported giving $111,677 to Fix the Court. But Fix the Court did not file the required IRS Form 990 but used the truncated IRS Form 990-N used by non-profits raising less than $50,000.
Roth responded to the reporter noting he “misunderstood the filing instructions,” and sent the Washington Examiner full copies of Fix the Court’s 2021 and 2022 financial disclosure forms. He also claimed on Wednesday that he mailed the new forms to the IRS.
Then Roth realized the extent of what he had done.
“S***, I’m not legally allowed to send you those. I really messed up. Can you call me now?”
…Roth further told the Washington Examiner that he “wanted to fix the mistake as soon as possible” since his “donors don’t want their names out there.”
The names and numbers revealed that there was no wide spread support against the Supreme Court justices.
Here’s how Roth summed up his big mistake:
“As you can see if you’ve reviewed the forms, I’m not a good fundraiser,” Gabe Roth, executive director of Fix the Court and a former vice president at the Democratic consulting firm SKDK, told the Washington Examiner on Wednesday. “I’m not a good CPA. I’m a klutz. Schedule B is not something that is sent out, right? It’s not made public. Like, if you’re donating to a 501(c)(3), the IRS gets to see who donates to you, but the general public doesn’t.”
“I mean, basically, I’ve tried to donate money; I have failed,” Roth added. “I tried to raise money; I have failed. I have only two foundations that give me money, and if their names become public, they’re never going to talk to me again, and Fix the Court is over. My screwup this morning probably cost me my job.”
The executive director added, “I really just don’t know what to do here” and that he “just f***ed up in a minute” after the group had been operating for almost a decade.