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    I can't find out where the AB Foundation is from. I heard it was from a foreign country, but all of my efforts to find out much about it have failed. It is pretty weird. I did access a website saying it was the AB Foundation, but there was nothing that told me what it was about and where it was from. Now my search engine does show that website anymore. There is a facebook page of the AB Foundation, but again, nothing that tells me much about it.

    This mysterious AB Foundation has been running anti-Trump ads here in Michigan and today I saw a Bloomberg campaign ad for the first time. Who is behind this AB Foundation? What country is it from?
  2. Subscriberno1marauder
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    @metal-brain said
    I can't find out where the AB Foundation is from. I heard it was from a foreign country, but all of my efforts to find out much about it have failed. It is pretty weird. I did access a website saying it was the AB Foundation, but there was nothing that told me what it was about and where it was from. Now my search engine does show that website anymore. There is a facebook ...[text shortened]... Bloomberg campaign ad for the first time. Who is behind this AB Foundation? What country is it from?
    You heard wrong. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/american-bridge-21st-century-foundation/

    https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2019/11/democratic-ads-put-a-spotlight-on-midwest-trump-deserters.html

    No foreign country, nothing "mysterious" about the organization.

    You need to refine your Google skills; I found these links in a few minutes.
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    @no1marauder said
    You heard wrong. https://www.influencewatch.org/non-profit/american-bridge-21st-century-foundation/

    https://www.mlive.com/public-interest/2019/11/democratic-ads-put-a-spotlight-on-midwest-trump-deserters.html

    No foreign country, nothing "mysterious" about the organization.

    You need to refine your Google skills; I found these links in a few minutes.
    The ads didn't say American Bridge 21st Century. It said paid for by "AB Foundation". I found an AB Foundation website and I don't think it was the same thing. They should have their full foundation name on the ad.
    What if I created a Metal Brain Foundation that funded an anti Biden ad and all it said was paid for by the MB Foundation and it led you to a completely different foundation website called MB Foundation? Would you like that?

    The American Bridge 21st Century Foundation is a super PAC. 7 out of 10 voters believe that super PACs should be illegal. Super PACs should be banned.

    https://uspirg.org/blogs/blog/usp/making-super-pacs-illegal

    From the wiki link below:

    "The Nation has described Brock as a "conservative journalistic assassin turned progressive empire-builder"[7] while National Review has called him a "right-wing assassin turned left-wing assassin"[23] and Politico has profiled him as a "former right-wing journalist-turned-pro-Clinton crusader".[6]

    In July 1997, Esquire magazine published a confessional piece by Brock entitled "Confessions of a Right-Wing Hit Man" in which he recanted much of what he said in his two best-known American Spectator articles and criticized his own reporting methods.[24][25] Discouraged at the reaction his Hillary Clinton biography received, he said, "I ... want out. David Brock the Road Warrior of the Right is dead." Four months later, The American Spectator declined to renew his employment contract, under which he was being paid over $300,000 per year.

    Writing again for Esquire in April 1998, Brock apologized to Clinton for his muckraking journalism about Troopergate.[4][26][27]

    In 2001, Brock accused one of his former sources, Terry Wooten, of leaking FBI files for use in his book about Anita Hill. Brock defended his betrayal of a confidential source by saying, "I've concluded that what I was involved in wasn't journalism, it was a political operation, and I was part of it.... So I don't think the normal rules of journalism would apply to what I was doing"."

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Brock

    Okay, he is a political turncoat. There is more though. Here is something from the influencewatch link you quoted:

    "Hillary Clinton Operative

    In 2012, Brock formed Correct the Record, a group whose goal is to track all the negative media surrounding Hillary Clinton.[27] Brock was appointed in 2014 to the board of Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting Hillary Clinton as a 2016 presidential candidate.[28] One year later, Brock resigned from his board position, claiming that Priorities USA Action was involved in a “hit job” against Brock’s Media Matters for America and American Bridge. Months later, Brock was persuaded to rejoin Priorities USA Action.[29]

    Brock was involved with Correct the Record, American Bridge, and Priorities USA Action simultaneously. This raised legal questions since Correct the Record and American Bridge worked closely with the Clinton campaign, and Priorities USA Action was legally prohibited from doing so.[30]

    After participating in Hillary Clinton’s 2008 primary run for president, Brock was heavily involved in Clinton’s 2016 campaign. In 2015, Brock spoke on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, defending Clinton’s use of a private email server and insisting that she violated no rules by doing so.[31] In September 2015, a number of Clinton’s emails were released, including an email from Brock with the subject line, “Memo on Impeaching Clarence Thomas.” The email listed a number of potential avenues for removing Justice Thomas from the Supreme Court.[32]

    In January 2016, rumors surfaced that Brock was planning an advertisement calling on Clinton’s primary opponent, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) to release his medical records prior to the Iowa caucuses.[33] Hours after Politico’s report, John Podesta, Clinton campaign chairman, took to Twitter to scold Brock.[34] Later in the month, Brock told the Associated Press that based on a Sanders campaign advertisement, “it seems black lives don’t matter much to Bernie Sanders.”[35] Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs spoke out about Brock’s comment, accusing him of “mudslinging.”[36]

    In February 2016, it was reported that Brock was still earning a salary from American Bridge 21st Century and Correct the Record. American Bridge was legally prohibited from coordinating with the Clinton campaign, and Correct the Record was working directly with the campaign. Experts said the situation was pushing the boundaries of campaign finance law, but Brock was not found to have done anything illegal since he found loopholes to go around the campaign finance restrictions."

    https://www.influencewatch.org/person/david-brock/

    "Trump Administration Attacks

    In September 2016, Brock posted a plea on Correct the Record’s website offering to pay for new, damaging information on Donald Trump.[41] Brock referred to this project as “TrumpLeaks.” The website states that, “one of the most important things for voters to evaluate in any election is the full measure of a candidate’s views, ideas and temperament over time.”[42] The page goes on to say, “TrumpLeaks is an effort to uncover unreported video or audio of Donald Trump so voters can have access to the Donald Trump who existed before running for president and before his recent affinity for teleprompters. TrumpLeaks can provide some compensation to those who have usable, undoctored video or audio that has been legally obtained or is legally accessible.”

    Personal Life

    Brock was involved in a high-profile legal dispute with his former boyfriend William Grey in 2007. In the civil lawsuit, Grey accused Brock of having taken $170,000 in possessions from their once-shared Washington townhouse. Grey threatened to go to the IRS with damaging information about Brock, Media Matters, and the organization’s donors. Brock paid Grey $850,000 to keep quiet. Brock subsequently described the payment as blackmail. Brock had to sell a home in Delaware in order to make the payment to Grey. In 2011, Brock sued Grey for more than $4 million. He demanded Grey return the $850,000 and pay over $3 million in punitive damages. The dispute was settled later that year under private terms."
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    @metal-brain said
    I can't find out where the AB Foundation is from. I heard it was from a foreign country, but all of my efforts to find out much about it have failed. It is pretty weird. I did access a website saying it was the AB Foundation, but there was nothing that told me what it was about and where it was from. Now my search engine does show that website anymore. There is a facebook ...[text shortened]... Bloomberg campaign ad for the first time. Who is behind this AB Foundation? What country is it from?
    All I wanna know is why, when your first post about this got zero response, you deleted it and posted it again, just to get it to the top of the list?

    This is another nothing burger by you, conspiracy theorist. Now we'll have to put up with this idiotic thread for the forseeable future because you had to ram it down our throats AGAIN.
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    @suzianne said
    All I wanna know is why, when your first post about this got zero response, you deleted it and posted it again, just to get it to the top of the list?

    This is another nothing burger by you, conspiracy theorist. Now we'll have to put up with this idiotic thread for the forseeable future because you had to ram it down our throats AGAIN.
    I never deleted it. Stop lying.
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    @metal-brain said
    I never deleted it. Stop lying.
    Nice try Ivan but no coconut.
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    @metal-brain said
    Super PACs should be banned.
    Sounds like you should vote for the anti-Trump candidate.
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    @kevcvs57 said
    Nice try Ivan but no coconut.
    I never deleted anything. I added with edits to the post before this one and edits do not do what suzi claims.
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    @kazetnagorra said
    Sounds like you should vote for the anti-Trump candidate.
    That would be anybody who is running.
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    @metal-brain said
    I can't find out where the AB Foundation is from. I heard it was from a foreign country, but all of my efforts to find out much about it have failed. It is pretty weird. I did access a website saying it was the AB Foundation, but there was nothing that told me what it was about and where it was from. Now my search engine does show that website anymore. There is a facebook ...[text shortened]... Bloomberg campaign ad for the first time. Who is behind this AB Foundation? What country is it from?
    https://books.google.com/books?id=YvGCDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT47&dq=ab+foundation&hl=en&ppis=_c&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiq8qm82ZnmAhVChOAKHVAmD_YQ6AEwAHoECAIQAg
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    @metal-brain said
    That would be anybody who is running.
    In the American electoral system, it would be the Democratic candidate. Hillary Clinton campaigned specifically on repealing Citizens United, something you voted against by voting for Jill Stein in the 2016 presidential election.
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    @suzianne said
    This is another nothing burger by you
    Oh, I like that!
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    @Metal-Brain...Hey my friend from 'The Great White North',
    do you have an inkling that this 'DARK MONEY, was perpetuated
    by OUR(!) 'Supreme Court' in the 'Citizens United' case? Even the slower
    students who got A FREE EDUCATION, from the Canadian government have figured out this 'NO BRAINER'......DUH....What did you major in?....Phys Ed?
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    @no1marauder...........YOU'RE A CHAMP.....REALLY...THROW THESE ILL INFORMED, HALF BAKED DOLTS TO WHERE THE FACTS Are....Know what....It's on Yahoo too....Imagine that
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    03 Dec '19 20:51
    @Metal-Brain
    https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/12/us/politics/swing-state-trump-regrets.html

    AB foundation is just short for American bridge.
    And there are a LOT of AB foundations BTW, just google it and you will find them. None of which have anything to due with the coming American presidential elections.
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