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Andrew Perez is a senior editor and reporter at The Lever covering money and influence.
How A Billionaire’s ‘Attack Philanthropy’ Secretly Funded Climate Denialism And Right-Wing Causes
Emails and interviews reveal privacy-obsessed electronics magnate Barre Seid’s long history of backing efforts to attack climate science, fight Medicaid expansion, and remake the higher education system in a conservative mold.
How A Secretive Billionaire Handed His Fortune To The Architect Of The Right-Wing Takeover Of The Courts
In the largest known political advocacy donation in U.S. history, industrialist Barre Seid funded a new group run by Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo, who guided Trump’s Supreme Court picks and helped end federal abortion rights.