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Bloomberg's ‘mercenaries': Billionaire Dem funding network of climate lawyers inside state AG offices


Added 02-18-20 08:29:01am EST - “A program funded by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of lawyers who are farmed? out to liberal state attorney general? offices to pursue? climate-based litigation -- a compact critics say amounts…” - Foxnews.com

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'Stop and frisk' does not define who Mike Bloomberg is as a mayor or an individual, says Bloomberg campaign senior adviser Tim O'Brien.

A program funded by 2020 presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg is paying the salaries of lawyers who are farmed out to liberal state attorney general offices to pursue climate-based litigation -- a compact critics say amounts to Bloomberg buying state law enforcement employees to advance his preferred political agenda.

The arrangement, which currently pays the salaries of Special Assistant Attorneys General (SAAGs) in 10 Democratic AG offices, is drawing new scrutiny now that Bloomberg is running for president. The New York University School of Law's State Energy & Environmental Impact Center, which was started in 2017 with $5.6 million from Bloomberg's nonprofit, hires mid-career lawyers as "research fellows" before providing them to state AGs where they assist in pursuing "progressive" policy goals through the courts.

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