The Arabella Advisors-managed network of liberal dark money groups that includes the New Venture Fund, Sixteen Thirty Fund, Hopewell Fund, Windward Fund, and North Fund continues to attract attention. Not all of it is good: The District of Columbia Attorney General subpoenaed information from Arabella Advisors concerning the electoral activities of the Arabella-managed nonprofits, and it was alleged that the father of disgraced cryptocurrency trader and Democratic political donor Sam Bankman-Fried sat on an advisory board at Arabella. It was also reported that a project of the Arabella-managed Hopewell Fund called the Heat Initiative is pushing Apple to scan every photograph on every iPhone. Joining me to discuss these latest Arabella-related developments are my colleagues Parker Thayer and Sarah Lee.
Listen to “Episode 289: The Arabella Machine Rolls On” on Spreaker.
- The Intercept: Group Attacking Apple Encryption Linked to Dark-Money Network
- Washington Free Beacon: DC Attorney General Subpoenas Arabella Advisors’ Dark Money Network Following Free Beacon Report
- Washington Free Beacon: Lawsuit Unearths Link Between Dem Megadonor SBF, Parents, and Democratic Dark Money Behemoth Arabella Advisors