The Koch brothers financed one of the most influential political networks in the modern era. David Koch's net worth was estimated at $42 billion.
President's Donald Trump's leading outside judicial advisor informed Koch donors on Sunday that their wish of seeing the judicial courts packed with conservatives will likely come true.
While the conservative Koch brothers and their organization's leaders are willing to fight back against the president when their priorities collide, Koch network donors appear divided on how far they should go to take on Trump.
Trump's attack on the billionaire brothers – "two nice guys with bad ideas" – comes after a Koch-linked group unveiled a six-figure ad buy to fight the president's tariffs.
The campaign will include media buys, activist education, grass-roots mobilization, lobbying and policy analysis.
Some Republican lawmakers are against raising the federal gas tax to pay for the president's promised $1 trillion infrastructure plan.