Former senior aide to Hillary Clinton and former Clinton Foundation advisor Justin Cooper was one of the organizers of an exclusive New York City fundraiser held for Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party of Canada, True North has learned.
According to a source, Cooper was involved in organizing the New York fundraiser for Trudeau’s re-election bid.
As Blacklock’s reported on Tuesday, the fundraising event for Liberal expatriates living in New York City was held on October 10 at an unknown address. While all political donations must be publicly disclosed, the deadline for reporting donors to Elections Canada is not until two months after the election.
Liberal MP Marc Miller attended the New York fundraising event, Blacklock’s reported, stating that Miller “agreed with the Liberal Party of Canada, through oral discussions, to attend a meet-and-greet among Canadian citizens living in New York City on October 10, 2019 at a Canadian citizen’s home in New York and collect donations from these Canadian citizens for his Canadian election campaign.”
It is not clear whether only Canadian citizens were invited, or if Americans and other foreigners were also in attendance.
Cooper is the notorious staffer who was responsible for setting up a private email for Clinton during her time as Secretary of State in the Obama Administration, which some say cost her the bid for the presidency. Clinton’s private server was registered to “Justin Cooper.”
According to reports at the time, Copper had “no security clearance and no particular expertise in safeguarding computers, according to three people briefed on the server setup.”
Chelsea Clinton once accused Cooper of sabotage and claimed an employee saw him “loading spyware” on computers at the Clinton Foundation. Chelsea wrote that she believes “Justin (has) taken significant sums of money from my parents personally — some in expenses, cars, etc. — and others directly.
In March of this year, Cooper was ordered to appear in court to answer questions in person and under oath about Clinton’s role in the 2016 Benghazi terrorist attack and cover-up.
In 2016, Cooper was ordered to testify in front of a 2016 U.S. House of Representatives panel on the topic of Clinton’s leaked emails. Cooper admitted that unauthorized attempts to log onto Clinton’s service happened “with some frequency.”
This is not the first time the Trudeau campaign has been working behind closed doors with Hillary Clinton and her entourage.
A 2014 email exchange made public through Wikileaks showed that Trudeau’s top aide Gerald Butts and other Liberal staffers were begging Clinton’s top aides Huma Abedin and John Podesta for a one-on-one meeting and photo op with Trudeau and Clinton.
Abedin said, “there was some unhappiness that they used this event to raise money for their political party when this was supposed to be a completely apolitical event.”