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In a shocking vote held on December 14th, 2023, New York Republican Congresswoman Elise Stefanik voted for an NDAA package that expands the FISA court, used to spy on President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for President, and his Administration in the White House, by U.S. Intelligence agencies. Stefanik joined 146 other members of the House Republican Caucus in the vote, including House Speaker Mike Johnson, Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, Texas Congressman Dan Crenshaw, and former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy.

With additional funding and expanded powers, the FISA court is now primed to play an even bigger role in the 2024 Election than it did in the 2016, and 2020 Elections. Thanks to Elise Stefanik and Speaker Mike Johnson, Republicans in the House of Representatives have handed the Democrats exactly what they wanted, and desperately needed in order to regain footing heading into the 2024 Election… an expansion of the surveillance state.

Upon hearing this news, I conducted an investigation into the public campaign finance data of Congresswoman Stefanik, and what I found was shocking. Stefanik has accepted numerous donations from Microsoft founder, billionaire Bill Gates. Gates has donated to Stefanik’s campaign since 2018, making contributions in 2018, 2020, and 2022. See evidence of those donations from the Federal Election Commissions public campaign finance database below…

Why is Stefanik accepting donations from billionaire Bill Gates? Did Gates have any influence on Stefanik’s NDAA vote which empowers the FISA court to continue warrantless spying on American citizens? An examination of Gates’ donations conducted by Troy Smith of Rare found that Gates also donates to Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, along with several other prominent Congressional Democrats. The fact that Gates is funding specific Republicans, like Graham, and Stefanik, speaks volumes to their susceptibility to nefarious influence via donations.

Stefanik has also received extensive donations from anti-Trump billionaire Paul Singer, who dumped some $2.5 Million into Marco Rubio’s failed 2016 Presidential bid in an attempt to prevent President Trump from becoming the Republican nominee. When that bid failed, an outlet funded by Singer, the Washington Free Beacon, produced the initial report that was picked up by Fusion GPS, eventually becoming the Steele Dossier. Singer has donated to Stefanik’s campaign since 2014, with the most recent donation occurring in 2022. See evidence of Singer’s extensive donations to Stefanik below…

Could it be a coincidence that Elise Stefanik, funded by Paul Singer, who played a role in producing the research used in the Steele Dossier, which was used in the FISA court to grant intelligence agencies power to spy on then-candidate, and President Trump, just voted for an NDAA which extends and expands the FISA Court?

Could House Republicans be working in concert with their establishment donor class to strengthen the FISA court, giving U.S. intelligence agencies the ability to have an even larger impact on the 2024 Election than 2016?

The campaign finance data does not lie, and the facts spelled out in Elise Stefanik’s campaign report are damning to say the least.