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Since Trump‚Äôs rise, a huge wave of energy has captivated progressives, who‚Äôve in turn launched actions like organizing the largest protests in this country‚Äôs recorded history, surges in voter turnout in special elections, and creating a new ecosystem of PACs dedicated to the #Resistance‚ÄĒwhich has helped line the pockets of a new brand of political grifter.

According to a piece out on Wednesday by The Daily Beast, one of these new anti-Trump PACs, the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, has been sinking its donors’ money into consultants and its own legal expenses rather than tangible action to fight back against the president.

As the site reports, the group brought in half a million dollars last year, $130,000 of which was paid to the Bulldog Finance Group‚ÄĒa consulting firm run by political operative Scott Dworkin, who is also a senior adviser at the Democratic Coalition. More than half of the money raised by the Democratic Coalition last year was funneled to its employees or their consulting firms. In 2016, the numbers were even worse: ‚ÄúDworkin and other staff members received more than 90% of all of the Democratic Coalition‚Äôs expenditures, either personally or through a consulting company.‚ÄĚ (Dworkin‚Äôs Twitter handle is literally @funder.)

Dworkin‚Äôs PAC scam isn‚Äôt some sort of new invention‚ÄĒsuch groups proliferated among conservatives who exploited the backlash against Obama for their own profit. Unfortunately, the grift is bipartisan and will endure until the laws that lightly police these organizations are tightened. Wherever there are people with money who are mad about politics, scammers like Dworkin are sure to follow.