Cleta Mitchell was the go-to election lawyer for Republicans. She served on the Board of Governors for the Republican National Lawyers Association. Arguably she was at the top of her profession. She had built up a legal practice in Washington D.C. over the past 30 years, most recently as a Partner at Foley & Lardner where she was employed for two decades.
Months before Joe Biden was sworn in as President, industry lawyers were working behind-the-scenes with Republican attorneys general to gain support for the controversial pipeline projects Keystone XL and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Materials obtained by Documented provide details on what happened.
Reporting by Documented and POLITICO reveals that a widely cited study from the University of Wyoming on leasing federal lands for oil and gas extraction was secretly funded by the oil and gas industry. The study, released in December of 2020 by a Wyoming state agency, makes no mention of funding from the oil and […]
Amidst the continuing fallout from the January 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol, many corporate PACs have made promises – at least in the short term – to withhold funds from members of Congress that voted against certifying the Presidential election results.
Two weeks ago, the March to Save America rally in D.C. turned into a violent mob that stormed the U.S. Capitol and left five people dead. The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), along with its sister organization the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), which actively promoted the event, have been losing corporate donors ever since. Today we add a host of new and significant corporations to that list.
Last week, Documented revealed that the Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF) sponsored the March to Save America rally, the event that preceded the violent riot at the U.S. Capitol on January 6th. The day ended with five people dead, including Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. In the aftermath, Documented obtained and published a robocall from the group promoting the rally. The RLDF name was also splashed over the event website, until the violence escalated and the site was taken offline.
This report has been updated on January 11, 2021 to include a new statement issued to reporters by RAGA and new information about RAGA appearing on MarchtoSaveAmerica.com. The Rule of Law Defense Fund (RLDF), a 501(c)(4) arm of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), helped organize the protest preceding the deadly attack on the U.S. […]
Numerous Republican legislators, election commissioners and right-wing attorneys participated in a secretive “process working group,” organized by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), which has focused on election and redistricting issues, according to details obtained by Documented. ALEC does not publicly list the meeting on its formal agenda or mention the working group on its […]
A weapons manufacturer (Raytheon), a tobacco and e-cigarette maker (ITG Brands), a soft drinks bottling company (CocaCola Consolidated), and the new arm of the Koch political network (Stand Together), are among a set of newly revealed members of the controversial American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). The names are included in a list distributed to attendees […]
A group of ten state republican attorneys general filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, seeking to force the rejection of some mailed ballots in the state of Pennsylvania. The filing was announced by Louisiana’s Attorney General, Jeff Landry, at an event organized by the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA). The move […]