As a director and a lead investigator at the conservative National Legal and Policy Center, a non-profit watchdog group, Thomas Anderson manages the organization’s government integrity practice. He also directs media activities for the organization, including pitching stories to news outlets. His work exposing wrongdoing by national and local politicians, political organizations, nonprofits and businesses has led to dozens of front page stories in national and regional publications, including the New York Times, the New York Observer, the New York Post, the Washington Post, the Houston Chronicle, Esquire, Bloomberg and the Miami Herald.
Anderson’s work has spurred investigations by law enforcement and government agencies. He discovered a seaside villa in the Dominican Republic secretly owned by Representative Charles Rangel; that Senator Robert Menendez was doing favors for a major donor, Salomon Melgen, who provided gifts and campaign donations to him (Melgen received a 17-year sentence for healthcare fraud but was pardoned by former President Donald Trump); and a network of fraudulent charities funded by government grants obtained by leading New York politicians, including state Senator John Sampson, who was prosecuted and found guilty of several federal felonies; state Senator Malcolm Smith, who was found guilty of federal bribery charges; and Senator Huntley, who was convicted in federal court of embezzlement.
I spoke with Anderson today about other investigations he has led. Those include a Federal Election Commission complaint against Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez that resulted in her chief of staff resigning and exposing the property empire of the co-founder of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Cullors, which led her to quit the organization.
Anderson is one of the very best researchers I’ve ever met. Listen, learn and enjoy.