Orcinus, one of the best investigative sources into the extreme right, details a growing rift within the ranks of the Minutemen over how $1.6 million in contributions has been spent with no apparent accountability.
From the Washington Times
A growing number of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps leaders and volunteers are questioning the whereabouts of hundreds of thousands, perhaps millions, of dollars in donations collected in the past 15 months, challenging the organization’s leadership over financial accountability.
Many of the group’s most active members say they have no idea how much money has been collected as part of its effort to stop illegal entry — primarily along the U.S.-Mexico border, what it has been spent on or why it has been funneled through a Virginia-based charity headed by conservative Alan Keyes.
It’s also a given that other political rifts are happening within the Minutemen too, given the recent cleansing scrub of their image, something sure to enrage the hard liners who don’t want moderation, no matter how contrived and phony it actually is.