WASHINGTON, DC – Accountable.US today obtained the 2022 990 tax form for the America First Legal Foundation, revealing a massive boost in funding by tens of millions and an over $70,000 raise for far-right AFL president and executive director Stephen Miller – known for sympathizing with white nationalist ideologies.
With America First Legal’s huge funding boost, far-right board members, and grantees tied to the insurrection, it’s clear that conservatives are caving to fringe extremists. They’ll stop at nothing to throw tens of millions of dollars at a dangerous, radical agenda that hurts everyday Americans,” said Accountable.US president Caroline Ciccone.
Key findings from America First Legal Foundation’s 2022 990:
- AFL’s revenue exploded by over $38 million, growing from only $6.3 million in 2021 to nearly $44.4 in 2022.
- AFL president and executive director Stephen Miller – the former Trump advisor “known for his hard-line immigration policies and conservative culture war postures” – got a raise of almost $77,000.
- AFL added Blake Masters to its board – Masters is best known for his failed Arizona senate bid and has been described as “the darling of the extremely-online right.”
- AFL paid over $234,000 to Consovoy McCarthy PLLC. Consovoy McCarthy partner Tyler Green is the administrative trustee for the Marble Freedom Trust, a dark money group “controlled by” Leonard Leo that received an unprecedented $1.6 billion windfall for conservative efforts.
- AFL paid over $414,000 to Mitchell Law PLLC, run by former Texas solicitor general Jonathan Mitchell, a Federalist Society contributor. Mitchell was profiled as “the conservative who wants to bring down the Supreme Court,” and called “the lawyer who wrote Texas’s abortion ban.”
- AFL paid $25,000 to the American Accountability Foundation, which is being audited by the IRS, has been dedicated to sinking Biden nominations, and has been called a “‘well-funded, well-oiled slime machine.’”
- AFL paid $75,000 to the Rule of Law Defense Fund, the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) fundraising arm that drew controversy for its robocalls urging people to march on the Capitol Building the day before the January 6 insurrection. RLDF was also listed as an organizer of the rally that led to the insurrection.
View the 2022 form HERE.
Accountable.US launched its Monitoring Influence database to document and track the dark influence network made up of dangerous groups like the America First Legal Foundation. Learn more at MonitoringInfluence.org.