The Kochs' Freedom Partners gave more than $1 million to a group that describes itself as “deeply concerned about the hearts and souls of those who identify themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or 'transgendered.'”
Reporters had to agree "not report on anyone's attendance at the event unless you are specifically granted an interview request or they are a part of the formal program" and that "interview requests should only be made through the Freedom Partners communications team."
“If this were a wind mill project or a solar project, Republicans would have been hair-on-fire crazy supporting the property rights of farmers and ranchers ... But because it’s an oil pipeline, it’s fine.”
Other reporters were not invited, but Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were in attendance at the Palm Springs event and raved about their "awesome" weekend -- and about the billionaire oil magnates.