The Washington Free Beacon
The Washington Free Beacon is a news website founded in 2012. While considered a conservative website, and while taking many conservative positions, the Free Beacon is funded by GOP donor Paul Singer, who supported establishment candidates, Common Core, open borders, amnesty for illegal aliens, and founded a super PAC with the purpose of convincing the GOP to endorse the homosexual agenda. Additionally, Bill Kristol, an establishment Never Trump movement activist, is connected to the Beacon.
When founded in 2012, the Free Beacon had 501(c)(4) tax-exempt status, being a part of the Center for American Freedom, but in 2014 it became a for-profit organization. In 2017, the Free Beacon was the subject of controversy for funding Fusion GPS's "opposition research" against then-presidential candidate Donald Trump, research which directly led to the Russian dossier created by the same organization and funded by the Democratic National Committee.
- Shaw, Adam (October 27, 2017). Paul Singer-Funded Washington Free Beacon Behind Initial Fusion GPS Trump Effort. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
- Mason, Ian (October 27, 2017). Anti-Trump Dossier Original Funder Paul Singer an Open Borders Establishment Republican Billionaire. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 27, 2017.
- Mason, Ian (October 28, 2017). 5 Times Paul Singer Funded Globalist Nonsense Before the Anti-Trump Dossier. Breitbart News. Retrieved October 28, 2017.
- Chamberlain, Samuel (October 27, 2017). Conservative website funded initial Fusion GPS Trump opposition effort. Fox News. Retrieved October 27, 2017.