I was interested in just who Jay Sekulow is. I found out he is a very busy man. He is so busy that he is the perfect person that Trump would have picked to be Chief Council. He is an entertainer, an activist and reported to be one of the 4 horsemen ( whatever that means) to nominate Roberts for the Supreme Court. In fact, he may be the one actually running the country, so why has he not formally been nominated for President? I am still working on that little mystery. His life seems like a ball of contradictions.
Here we go. The man is a complete mystery to me. ( among other things)
From Google and Wikepedia
Sekulow is thought by some in Washington to have been one of the “Four Horsemen” who “engineered” the nomination of Chief Justice John G. Roberts to the Supreme Court. In 2007, Sekulow endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential campaign.
Jay Alan Sekulow is chief counsel at the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ). He hosts a radio and television talk show. Sekulow is a frequent guest commentator on the Christian Broadcasting Network and the Fox News Channel. A self-described Messianic Jew, Sekulow built a legal and media empire over a thirty-year period by representing conservative, religious, pro-life groups. Sekulow graduated from Lakeside High School, in Atlanta, then earning a B.A. in 1977 and a J.D., from Mercer University in 1980. While attending Atlanta Baptist College (now the Atlanta campus of Mercer University), Sekulow became interested in Christianity and converted to Messianic Judaism after encountering Jews for JesusSekulow earned a Ph.D. from Regent University in 2005, writing his dissertation on religious influence on Supreme Court Justices and their opinions.
After graduating from law school, Sekulow worked at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a prosecutor with the tax litigation division for “about 18 months.] In 1982, he opened a law firm in Atlanta, Georgia, with former Mercer classmate Stuart Roth] which soon evolved into a business buying, renovating, and selling historic properties as a tax shelter for wealthy investors. When IRS regulations changed in the mid-eighties, the law firm and the real estate business collapsed. Sekulow and his partners filed for bankruptcy protection in 1987 and were sued by investors for fraud and securities violations. In 1987 Sekulow became general counsel for Jews for Jesus. In 1988 he founded the nonprofit group Christian Advocates Serving Evangelism (CASE) whose president he is and whose board members are him, his wife, and their two sons.
ACLJ's and CASE's tax returns show that between 1998 and 2011 they paid more than $33 million to Sekulow, members of his family, and businesses owned or co-owned by them; from 2011 to 2015, the two charities paid $5.5 million to Sekulow and members of his family, and $23 million to their businesses. Since 2011, donations to ACLF are routed through Sekulow's family-run CASE and many “transactions that benefit members of the Sekulow family are disclosed on the CASE returns, but not the ACLJ's.” Between 2011 and 2015, the ACLJ, the “public face of the two nonprofits,” collected nearly $230 million in charitable donations.
On June 27 and 28, 2017, The Guardian reported that documents obtained by them confirmed later that “millions in donations” were steered to his family members, that Sekulow “approved plans to push poor and jobless people to donate money to his Christian nonprofit, which since 2000 has steered more than $60m to Sekulow, his family and their businesses”, and that attorneys general in New York and North Carolina opened investigations of Sekulow's CASE for possibly using pressure tactics in telemarketer calls to raise money which was allegedly misdirected to Sekulow and his family.