Posted on July 6, 2023

White House Logs Show Biden Meeting With Far-Left Smear Factory Tied to Terrorism

Ben Collier and Tyler O'Neil, Daily Signal, July 5, 2023

Staff and leadership at the radical Southern Poverty Law Center have frequently visited the Biden White House, according to White House visitor logs. Collaboration between the federal government and the SPLC should alarm Americans as the federal government ramps its weaponization of domestic law enforcement and intelligence agencies.

White House records show that members of the SPLC have visited the White House at least 11 times over the short span of three years. These meetings mostly involved Biden himself, referred to as “POTUS”—an acronym for “president of the United States”—and typically featured officials from his Cabinet. These frequent consultations indicate that the Left and the Biden administration continue to collaborate closely in the hunt for so-called hate groups.

As this article’s co-author Tyler O’Neil wrote in his book “Making Hate Pay: The Corruption of the Southern Poverty Law Center,” the SPLC has leveraged its history in suing the Klu Klux Klan into bankruptcy by branding mainstream conservative and Christian groups “hate groups,” placing them on a map with KKK chapters.

SPLC Chief Policy Officer LaShawn Warren most recently visited the White House to meet with POTUS on Feb. 16, 2023. Shortly afterward the White House tapped the SPLC to serve on a coalition curbing antisemitism. Brandon Jones, SPLC’s director of political campaigns, met with Amanda Trocola, deputy social secretary to the vice president, in December 2022;  and Joseph Levin, emeritus member of the SPLC’s board of directors, twice met with Cynthia Bernstein, the director of management and administration for the Office of the Vice President.

A Jan. 6 meeting between SPLC Intelligence Project Director Susan Corke and National Security Council Counterterrorism Director John Picarelli garnered more public attention, considering the SPLC’s later decision to add parental rights groups to its “hate map.” {snip}

The Corke meeting occurred six months prior to the SPLC’s public condemnation of grassroots parent groups such as Moms for Liberty and Parents Defending Education. The SPLC listed these parental rights groups on its “hate map” in the company of neo-Nazis and the KKK.


SPLC advocacy has been associated with several violent conflicts on the national stage, including but not limited to a physical assault on American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray. Prior to the attack, the SPLC frivolously labeled Murray a “white nationalist,” isolating him as a target for extreme leftist groups. {snip}

Similarly, a gunman confessed that the SPLC’s “hate map” inspired him orchestrate a shooting of the Family Research Council headquarters in 2012. A security guard heroically apprehended the gunman but got shot in the process. {snip}

In more recent news, SPLC lawyer Thomas Webb Jurgens faces domestic terrorism charges after police arrested him following a violent barrage of Molotov cocktails and rocks thrown at an Atlanta police training facility. {snip}