Dark money group linked to Leonard Leo is dissolved

A dark money group tied to conservative judicial activist Leonard Leo was dissolved three days after POLITICO inquired about whether it helped to facilitate the multi-million-dollar sale of former White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway’s polling company, paperwork filed in Virginia shows.

The BH Fund, which was formed in 2016 with an anonymous $24 million donation, has been a nerve center for distributing millions of dollars around Leo’s network of dark-money groups bolstering former President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court picks. On the day of the 2017 sale of Conway’s polling business to the firm Creative Response Concepts Inc., a lawyer filed similar liens with Virginia regulators for both CRC and BH Fund, which financial experts say suggested the dark money group played a role in financing the transaction, POLITICO reported in late December.

The deal, which Conway valued at between $1 million and $5 million on her federal filings, raised potential ethical concerns because Conway was simultaneously advocating with Trump for some of Leo’s favored judicial candidates.

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