The head of an organization tied to, supported, and endorsed by the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has been charged for conspiracy in laundering millions of dollars to the Hillary Clinton Campaign.
Authorization for the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was set to expire in 2015. That’s when the ERLC lobbied for their continued funding and authorization on their website, and Russell Moore went to bat to keep them open.
Bill Clinton authorized the USCIRF to receive taxpayer dollars in 1998, and the organization fights primarily for religious freedom for Muslims in the Middle East. The organization is run by a Lebanese-American businessman named Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja. Khawaja was also a key witness’ in Robert Mueller’s hatchet-job investigation into “Russian conspiracy” against Donald Trump. It turns out the only one who could legally be charged with conspiracy is Khawaja, who’s been using taxpayer funding to support Democrats.
Khawaja, it is alleged, made illegal ‘straw-man’ donations on the part of George Nader, a businessman who’s been indicted for under-aged pornography and is a United Emirates lobbyist with deep ties to Middle Eastern money. He has been charged with two counts of conspiracy, three counts of making conduit contributions, three counts of causing excessive contributions, 13 counts of making false statements, 13 counts of causing false records to be filed, and one count of obstruction of a federal grand jury investigation.
At the time the ERLC was lobbying for USCIRF’s continued funding, it lauded its work trafficking Syrian refugees to the United States and other Western nations.
The ERLC wrote…
The 1998 IRFA represents a high-water mark of American unity and bipartisan support to declare religious freedom a crucial component of a responsible and coherent foreign policy. By affirming and promoting the freedom of conscience for all faiths and of no faith, the U.S. government not only represents an American ideal, but testifies to a universal truth that enables human flourishing. USCIRF continues to play an important role in keeping this issue in front of the President, the State Department, and Congress.
It turns out USCIRF isn’t bipartisan at all, because, as World News reports, the Department of Justice unsealed charges against Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja for helping conceal $3.5 million in donations to groups supporting Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president.
The USCIRF has been accused of being partisanly Democrat since an op-ed in the WaPo accused them of being leftists back in 2018. Since his inauguration, President Trump has been trying to stack the organization with supporters like Gary Bauer and Tony Perkins. It appears to be a part of his ‘drain the swamp’ efforts.
USCIRF’s funding is set to run out this month.
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