Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical Left and Islamic terrorism.
The Nazis had a Swiss banker and so do the Democrats.
During President Trump’s first year in office, Indivisible, which the New York Times had described as a left-wing version of the Tea Party, launched a smear campaign falsely accusing President Trump of being subject to Russian foreign financial influence.
“Is Trump colluding with Russia?” the leftist group insinuated. “Until we see Trump’s tax returns, we cannot be certain that foreign governments don’t have leverage over Trump.”
Indivisible repeated this slander a few years later when it held a “Nobody is Above the Law Day”, and demanded “full and total transparency” from Trump even while refusing to name its backers.
The leftist group was pushing the same big Russiagate lie that had originated in the Steele dossier assembled by the Hillary Clinton campaign and was taken up by the Mueller investigation. It was part of a coordinated campaign to slander President Trump as a Russian agent.
At the same time, Indivisible was being funded by Hansjörg Wyss: the richest man in Switzerland.
When Indivisible was asked where its money was coming from it refused to be transparent, invoking “privacy” concerns. The privacy was that of its billionaire foreign donor.
Like Soros, Wyss is a European member of the Democracy Alliance with a troubling past as the CEO of a company accused of medical experiments on patients that led to 5 deaths.
Unlike Soros, he’s financing the radical agenda of the Democrats without the pretense of being an American. As the New York Times noted, the Swiss billionaire “has not disclosed publicly whether he holds citizenship or permanent residency in the United States”.
That hasn’t stopped the Treason Party from taking his money to finance their relentless attempts to stage a political coup.
Wyss’ Berger Action Fund plowed $135 million into one of the Left’s biggest dark money machines which funded everything from the smear campaign against Justice Kavanaugh to efforts to change state election laws to benefit the Democrats. The dark money machine is called the Sixteen Thirty Fund. It’s impossible to understand the irregularities in the 2020 election without also understanding the role of the Sixteen Thirty Fund.
Nevada’s automatic voter registration ballot measure, backed by the ‘Fund’, added over 140,000 “new voters” in a state that Biden won by less than 40,000 votes.
The richest man in Switzerland has made no secret of his hostility to President Trump. “I consider the actions of the Trump administration to be a catastrophe,” he has said.
Wyss’ Berger Action Fund was a major donor to Eric Holder’s National Redistricting Action Fund (NRAF) aimed at reshaping the electoral map to benefit Democrats, and plowed cash into the Fund for a Better Future advocating for a “fair 2020 election” and redistricting.
Then there’s The Hub Project, a Wyss operation which used more dark money to go after Republicans and “dramatically shift the public debate and policy positions of core decision makers.” The Hub Project also operates out of the Sixteen Thirty Fund.
Hub fronts like Floridians for a Fair Shake, Keep Iowa Healthy, and North Carolinians for a Fair Economy were part of a machine that went after 19 Republican seats in 2018 on behalf of Wyss and the Democrats.
But the “Floridians” and “North Carolinians” were actually the agents and beneficiaries of a secretive foreign billionaire.
Now the Sixteen Thirty Fund is spending big to push the Democrat plot to rig the vote nationwide with H.R.1 giving them totalitarian control over state elections. Pelosi’s legislative scheme would be a playground for massive voter fraud with automatic and same-day voter registration, a welfare-to-voting pipeline, a ban on Voter IDs and a requirement that every state to allow criminals to vote.
Democrats and their media don’t care if the money for their coup is coming from foreign nationals. Their goal is more important: to turn America into a one-party state.
Nor do they care where Hansjörg Wyss got his money in the first place.
Wyss co-founded Synthes, a medical device manufacturer focused on repairing broken bones. In 2010, Synthes pled guilty to illegally experimenting on patients: its president, and its spine division president and two other executives were sentenced to prison. Even though a manager testified that Wyss had made the decision not to go through clinical trials, and owned half the company he was not charged, and went on pumping his fortune into the agendas of the Left.
The 5 people who died were not so lucky.
Citizens United filed for paperwork demanding to know why the Obama DOJ ignored the federal grand jury indictment which listed Wyss as “Person No. 7.” One potential reason was the relationship between Wyss and John Podesta: an Obama adviser who went on to chair Hillary’s failed 2016 presidential campaign. Wyss still sits on the board of Podesta’s Center for American Progress alongside Stacey Abrams, Neera Tanden, and Julian Castro.
What does Wyss have in common with them? The $6 million he plowed into the Center.
The elderly patients who died on operating tables, some while representatives of Wyss’ company looked on and watched them suffer, matter a lot less to these progressives than Wyss’ millions.
And whether it was George Soros’ Nazi collaboration, Harvey Weinstein’s sexual predations, Jeffrey Epstein’s child abuse, the role of megadonors Herbert and Marion Sandler in the financial crisis of ‘08, or the deaths of elderly patients used as human guinea pigs by Wyss’ company, the Democrats have never cared how dirty their donors are.
The dirtier the money, the better. Especially when dark money goes into an even darker network where no light can reach.
“Nobody knows me, and I hope that it stays like this,” Wyss once told a newspaper.
Wyss’ action fund donated to the Fund for a Better Future which funded The Democracy Integrity Project: which has worked with Fusion GPS, the smear company behind the Steele dossier, and made large payments to Steele and his associates.
Steele’s dossier spread the big lie that President Trump was beholden to foreign interests, while the Treason Party was quietly on the payroll of a ruthless Swiss billionaire.
Just as the DOJ gave Wyss a pass over the Synthes deaths, the IRS and the FEC have ignored a situation in which a foreigner appears to be spending a fortune to influence US elections.
And is now in a position to finance H.R.1’s coup to turn America into a one-party state.
Democrats and their media spent years lying that President Trump was subject to foreign influence and that he was turning America into a dictatorship. The truth has always been that they were the real treason party and they were the ones funded by foreign interests.
The anti-Trump smear campaign was backed by foreign money and their plot to undermine our elections and turn America into a dictatorship of D.C. bureaucrats is funded by foreign money.
But as Wyss said in a speech while quoting Plato, “Those who tell the stories rule society.”
It’s time to stop telling the Treason Party’s stories and tell the truth.