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FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau


It has been widely known for the better part of a year that many high ranking members of the GOP (not just tRUmp) accepted Russian cash into their campaigns. Now we are finally seeing how the NRA was an accomplice.


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The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.

FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.

It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.

It’s unclear how long the Torshin inquiry has been ongoing, but the news comes as Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sweeping investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, including whether the Kremlin colluded with Trump’s campaign, has been heating up.

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However, the NRA reported spending a record $55 million on the 2016 elections, including $30 million to support Trump – triple what the group devoted to backing Republican Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential race. Most of that was money was spent by an arm of the NRA that is not required to disclose its donors.

Two people with close connections to the powerful gun lobby said its total election spending actually approached or exceeded $70 million.
Remember when Obama tried to warn us about how Citizens United would be abused by foreign interests?

Thanks, SCOTUS, for enabling Russian state-sponsored terrorists to hijack our democracy.

Remember when Clarence Thomas's wife got $75,000 (or should I add a zero?) from a consulting group that was totally funded by the Koch brothers, right around the time of the Citizen's United ruling. It was a good 3 months of work and they bought a Winnebago.

Not one eyebrow of concern from anyone. Not much of a blip in the news.
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Default Re: FBI investigating if Russian money went to NRA to help tRUmp

After what is being discovered about the integrity of the FBI RE; Russian connections to Trump, one has difficulty in taking such charges seriously.


For instance,,,;
Senator Ron Johnson's latest reveal;
Johnson: “Correct. Yes. We have to dig into it . . . This is not a distraction. This is bias, potentially corruption, at the highest levels of the FBI. Robert Mueller used to run the FBI. He’s in no position to do an investigation over this kind of misconduct. So I think at this point, we should be looking at [appointing a new] special counsel.

The FBI, once the pillar of integrity has been looted of credibility by the past administration's efforts to corrupt it and the DOJ.
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[quote= . . . (not just tRUmp) . . .[/QUOTE]
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By the way I am not fond of people calling Liberals; either.
Well I did think it was kind of clever. Yeah.


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FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau


It has been widely known for the better part of a year that many high ranking members of the GOP (not just tRUmp) accepted Russian cash into their campaigns. Now we are finally seeing how the NRA was an accomplice.







Remember when Obama tried to warn us about how Citizens United would be abused by foreign interests?

Thanks, SCOTUS, for enabling Russian state-sponsored terrorists to hijack our democracy.

Remember when Clarence Thomas's wife got $75,000 (or should I add a zero?) from a consulting group that was totally funded by the Koch brothers, right around the time of the Citizen's United ruling. It was a good 3 months of work and they bought a Winnebago.

Not one eyebrow of concern from anyone. Not much of a blip in the news.
Remember when Obama attacked the SCOTUS justices at the SOTUS falsely claiming the Citizens United decision would allow foreign corporations to make campaign contributions in US elections? The justices had to remain mute to the attack just like when Obama lectured college students with Leftist rhetoric disguised as Constitutional law. Not a blip of concern for Obama undermining the SCOTUS with false claims.

The FBI investigating the NRA for accepting Russian cash is another story based on anonymous sources from the Mueller witch hunt. Despite the legacy of fake news it is repeated breathlessly as fact by the Trump hating media still in denial over the election.

Where is the evidence to support the claim Republicans took cash from Russian sources to support their campaigns? Oh wait, it just sounds so good so it must be true.
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What if the FBI had investigated the Clinton's as much, and as determined, as they have tried to find something,,,; hell, ANYTHING, on the Trump team?

What would the media say?

What would the Democrats say?

And what would the DOJ say about it?
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What if the FBI had investigated the Clinton's as much, and as determined, as they have tried to find something,,,; hell, ANYTHING, on the Trump team?

What would the media say?

What would the Democrats say?

And what would the DOJ say about it?

lolz....this guy.

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FBI investigating whether Russia funneled cash to NRA to aid Trump's campaign | McClatchy Washington Bureau


It has been widely known for the better part of a year that many high ranking members of the GOP (not just tRUmp) accepted Russian cash into their campaigns. Now we are finally seeing how the NRA was an accomplice.

Remember when Obama tried to warn us about how Citizens United would be abused by foreign interests?

Thanks, SCOTUS, for enabling Russian state-sponsored terrorists to hijack our democracy.

Remember when Clarence Thomas's wife got $75,000 (or should I add a zero?) from a consulting group that was totally funded by the Koch brothers, right around the time of the Citizen's United ruling. It was a good 3 months of work and they bought a Winnebago.

Not one eyebrow of concern from anyone. Not much of a blip in the news.

Nothing more than desperation from the hard lib-tard anti-Trumpers. This nonsense belongs in the conspiracy forum section.
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Nothing more than desperation from the hard lib-tard anti-Trumpers. This nonsense belongs in the conspiracy forum section.
Nope. There is further evidence, as reported on by the NYT in early December, Torshin spoke with Donald Trump Jr. at an NRA convention and attempted to establish contact between Putin and Trump...this may have sparked the FBI investigation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/03/u...-campaign.html

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A conservative operative trumpeting his close ties to the National Rifle Association and Russia told a Trump campaign adviser last year that he could arrange a back-channel meeting between Donald J. Trump and Vladimir V. Putin, the Russian president, according to an email sent to the Trump campaign.

A May 2016 email to the campaign adviser, Rick Dearborn, bore the subject line “Kremlin Connection.” In it, the N.R.A. member said he wanted the advice of Mr. Dearborn and Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, then a foreign policy adviser to Mr. Trump and Mr. Dearborn’s longtime boss, about how to proceed in connecting the two leaders.

Russia, he wrote, was “quietly but actively seeking a dialogue with the U.S.” and would attempt to use the N.R.A.’s annual convention in Louisville, Ky., to make “ ‘first contact.’ ” The email, which was among a trove of campaign-related documents turned over to investigators on Capitol Hill, was described in detail to The New York Times.
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Both efforts, made within days of each other, centered on the N.R.A.’s annual meeting and appear to involve Alexander Torshin, a deputy governor of the Russian central bank and key figure in Mr. Putin’s United Russia party, who was instructed to make contact with the campaign.

“Putin is deadly serious about building a good relationship with Mr. Trump,” the N.R.A. member and conservative activist, Paul Erickson, wrote. “He wants to extend an invitation to Mr. Trump to visit him in the Kremlin before the election. Let’s talk through what has transpired and Senator Sessions’s advice on how to proceed.”
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Almost forgot this story from last May.

FBI raids office of GOP consulting firm in Maryland | TheHill
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