by Chris White
An anti-oil California billionaire poured half a million dollars into one of Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf’s favorite educational programs shortly before the city announced lawsuits against energy companies, according to documents The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained.
Tom Steyer provided Schaaf with a $500,000 donation to Oakland Promise Generation Fund and Children’s Initiative, a project the mayor uses to provide financial assistance to low-income students. TheDCNF’s documents also appear to show Steyer and Schaaf meeting less than a year later about an important matter…
Steyer has wriggled his way into various Democratic campaigns in the past. His money heavily influenced the Democratic National Committee’s 2016 campaign platform on global warming and green energy, according to hacked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails uncovered shortly after the election by the conservative legal group Energy and Environment Legal Institute.