Ian Bassin is a Transition Integrity Project (TIP) operative and Biden Putsch coup plotter. Bassin formerly was an associate White House counsel to President Barack Obama, and executive director of the anti-Trump litigation groups Protect Democracy Project and United to Protect Democracy. Bassin previously headed the far-left Avaaz network, founded in turn by MoveOn.org, as well as the Truman National Security Project, which has featured lead Joe Biden policy advisor Jake Sullivan and Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden on its board.
Bassin is a prolific critic of President Trump, comparing his supporters to neo-Nazis and demanding the federal government unduly “remove Trump from office.”
The Transition Integrity Project is a group of NeverTrump activists, partnered with Open Society Foundation staffers, and partnered in turn with Chinese Communist Party officials. TIP founder Nils Gilman called for the execution of former Trump administration national security official Michael Anton. TIP’s website revealed the group is “funded by United to Protect Democracy,” a branch of the broader Protect Democracy Project (PDP). PDP’s founder is Ian Bassin, President Obama’s Deputy Associate Counsel from 2009 to 2011.
The Protect Democracy Project’s inception coincided with Donald Trump’s first election victory. It was born in “early 2017” by “a group of former high-level executive branch officials who served in the White House Counsel’s Office and upper echelons of the Department of Justice” from the Obama administration. Among the cohort are high-ranking officials such as Special Assistant to the President and Associate White House Counsel Michael Gottlieb, Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, and Senior Deputy Director of Operations and Director for Finance Beau Wright. Advisors to the group include a bevy of vocal Trump critics such as failed presidential candidate Evan McMullin, NYT reporter Anne Applebaum, and Jerry Taylor, President of the Niskanen Center, which has received hundreds of thousands of dollars from George Soros’s Open Society Institute. PDP’s mission statement vows that President Trump “must be blunted.”
The group boasts of the inclusion of marginal Republicans – all “Never Trumpers” including Mona Charen who was notoriously booed off of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) stage for attacking President Trump. But these former Republicans are window dressing for the organization which features a whopping 22 former Obama administration officials amongst its ranks.
PDP’s sister organization “United to Protect Democracy” – which files its reports together with PDP – was first reported on by Politico following the Trump inauguration. On the same day as the Politico article, the Daily Mail published a story linking the PDP’s operations to another ex-Obama official refuge known as The Moscow Project. The Moscow Project would go on to promote the false Russia collusion hoax with the assistance of the establishment press.
PDP's IRS Form 990 reveals that Bassin and other staff making six-figure salaries as a result of their efforts which appear to amount to filing Freedom of Information Act requests, and supporting entities like TIP.
Prior to his stint in the White House, he was a member of the administration’s transition team and a Director of Florida Policy for President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
- Former Michigan Governor turned CNN fake news commentator Jennifer Granholm told anchors Jim Sciutto and Alisyn Camerota, “…it’s called the Transition Integrity Project. There were 100 participants and, as you say, it was bipartisan, it’s sponsored by a non-partisan entity called Protect Democracy."