Clark, Jeffrey

Jeffrey Clark, an attorney and a member of the conservative Federalist Society, worked as an assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice before being appointed acting chief of its Civil Division in September 2020. In that role, he became deeply involved in Trump’s efforts to overturn the presidential election results.



DonorsTrust is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1999 by Whitney Ball, a libertarian who had held key roles at the Cato Institute and the Philanthropy Roundtable, as well as being a board member of the State Policy Network (SPN). Mother Jones calls DonorsTrust the “dark-money ATM of the conservative movement” since it was set up explicitly to allow investors to bankroll institutions and activities while obscuring their own identities.


Federalist Society

The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies (commonly known as the Federalist Society) is a right-wing legal organization consisting of “over 65,000 legal professionals and others interested in current intellectual and practical developments in the law.” It also claims to have a students’ division with more than 10,000 members.


Texas v. Pennsylvania Lawsuit

On Dec. 8, 2020, Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) filed a lawsuit with the U.S. Supreme Court seeking to block Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin from certifying their results of the 2020 presidential election because of what it charged were unconstitutional changes to election procedures made to accommodate voters during the pandemic.


Thomas, Ginni

Virginia (Ginni) Thomas is a conservative lobbyist and activist who has been married to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas since 1987. Numerous conflict of interest charges have arisen as a result of their long crusade together fighting for “a more conservative America.”