Trump Marketing campaign Paid Companies That Organized The Pre-Capitol Riot Rally
Former President Donald Trump paid $ 2.7 million to the individuals and corporations who organized the January 6 rally that resulted in thousands storming the Capitol.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, the payments show an ongoing relationship between the campaign and the rally organizers through Trump’s re-election campaign. Bloomberg reported Friday that all payments were made by November 23, the last date covered by the Federal Election Commission’s records.
In the Trump campaign, eight paid officials were named to approve the rally, including Maggie Mulvaney, niece of Trump’s former chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. By November 23, she received $ 138,000. Megan Powers, who was listed as one of the operations managers on the permit, received $ 290,000 from the campaign between February 2019 and November 23.
Event Strategies Inc. received the largest payment of more than $ 1.7 million from the campaign
Thousands of pro-Trump supporters stormed the Capitol after the rally, which opposed President Joe Biden’s final certification as the presidential election winner, after Trump tweeted the crowd to approach the building. Five people died as a result of the incident, including an Air Force veteran who was shot trying to break into the building and Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick who died from injuries he sustained trying to break into the building Protect capitol.
Since then, more than 100 people have been charged, including the man who sat at the desk of House Spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, a man who brought a Confederate flag to the Capitol, and a woman who stole Pelosi’s laptop and allegedly tried to put it on Russia for sale.
After the uprising, several members of Trump’s cabinet resigned and Trump was banned from several social media platforms.
The January 6 incident resulted in the government dispatching 25,000 National Guard members to lockdown most of Washington DC to the inauguration of Biden and Kamala Harris, which went smoothly.