Rudy played an important deep state role in getting Trump elected.
And the money backing up Trump has been money from the super-neocon Mercer Family.
They appear to own Trump's new top adviser Steve Bannon.
The latest from The Daily Beast:
A campaign watchdog group filed a complaint with federal campaign officials that alleges Stephen Bannon—recently named one of Donald Trump’s top White House advisors—may have gotten paid illegally during Trump’s campaign by pro-Trump billionaires.
And now, a new set of FEC filings that haven’t yet been reported on may give the group’s case some additional heft.
At issue are payments of nearly $200,000 that a super PAC called Make America Number 1 made to a company tied to Bannon. On Aug. 17, Bannon left his post as chairman of Breitbart News and became the Trump campaign’s CEO. Available FEC filings show that the campaign didn’t pay Bannon a salary. Larry Noble, who heads the Campaign Legal Center, said he believes the super PAC covertly paid Bannon for his campaign work through his moviemaking company. Neither the super PAC nor Bannon provided a response to Noble’s comment.
In an Oct. 6 complaint to the Federal Election Commission, the Campaign Legal Center argued that Robert and Rebekah Mercer—a father-daughter duo who give generously to conservative causes and candidates—broke federal campaign laws by paying Bannon for his work so the campaign wouldn’t have to shoulder the cost. Robert Mercer is a reclusive billionaire hedge fund manager, and his daughter oversees much of his political giving. She’s also on Trump’s transition team.
Forget the Trump family, the real power exists with the Mercer family.