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Fri Jan 11, 2019, 04:45 AM

GOP is so compromised by Russian money we won't get rid of Trump until we get rid of them.

"An example is Len Blavatnik, a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and one of the largest donors to GOP political action committees in the 2015-16 election cycle. Blavatnik's family emigrated to the U.S. in the late '70s from the U.S.S.R. and he returned to Russia when the Soviet Union began to collapse in the late '80s.

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik's campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik's political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham."


https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/12/15/putins-proxies-helped-funnel-millions-gop-campaigns

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Reply GOP is so compromised by Russian money we won't get rid of Trump until we get rid of them. (Original post)
allgood33 Jan 11 OP
Achilleaze Jan 11 #1
True Blue American Jan 11 #6
rickyhall Jan 11 #8
BigOleDummy Jan 11 #2
Scarsdale Jan 11 #3
duforsure Jan 11 #4
Scarsdale Jan 11 #5
empedocles Jan 11 #7
rickyhall Jan 11 #9
watoos Jan 11 #11
empedocles Jan 11 #12
BumRushDaShow Jan 11 #10
erronis Jan 11 #13
Vinca Jan 11 #14

Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:33 AM

1. "We repubes luvs us russian mob darkmoney. Heh Heh." - Little Lindsey (KGOP)

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:54 AM

6. That really explains Lindsey and his rants.

Has anyone noticed the anger in Lindsey’s eyes lately? He seems to have really gone round the bin.

I was surprised when I watched a clip this morning. Russian money, blackmail? He actually seems crazed. It started with his crazy rant about Democrats and Kavanaugh. There seems to be no McCain to calm him down.

And he took Grassleys place on the Judiciary. Republicans may regret that.

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Response to Achilleaze (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:02 AM

8. The Queen needs to go along with The Turtle & The Ruby

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 05:46 AM

2. Have we not...

had enough of this shit yet? The fact that such a large proportion of our citizens either support or at least look the other way as the GangOfPutin runs roughshod over our ideals and indeed, our Country, fills me with sadness that's turning into outright anger. WHEN will enough be enough?

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:12 AM

3. We already knew

these TRAITORS were drowning in Russian money. Now, let's expose them all and do something about it. Little Lindsey has a nerve, swearing on TV, when his bank account is dependent on Russian cash. He is one of the main ones backing up the orange mistake on this asinine wall, too. Encouraging tRump to declare a national emergency. The ONLY "National Emergency" we have is the gop greedy traitors and the Russian money. I hope Robert Mueller exposes the whole group, so we can disinfect the halls of DC, and the WH.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:34 AM

4. I totally agree

trump and putin has gotten so many of them compromised now , it'll be interesting to see the numbers of how many are involved when Mueller lets indictments start flying. It'll be a higher number of them, and they'll be finished the moment they get exposed.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 06:37 AM

5. What does this say about

the Not-So-Supreme-Court? They do not think BIG money corrupts elections. PUTIN and the other Russians KNOW exactly what works to get crooks into office in this country. Lots of $$$$$. Did Lindsey Graham get his large donation from Russia before or after he "golfed" with the orange ass??

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Response to Scarsdale (Reply #5)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:01 AM

7. Justice Anthony Kennedy does not think 'BIG money corrupts elections.'??

the anthony k of the timed resignation for trump, of his anthony k relative involved in trump 'funny money' Russian backed loans, deutch bank'? Do we daresay Citizens United?

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Response to empedocles (Reply #7)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:04 AM

9. How much did he get?

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:13 AM

11. I think Kennedy was blackmailed to quit over his son.

His son was involved in some shady dealings and Kennedy was forced to quit. Maybe someone has the details, but his quitting was not expected.

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Response to rickyhall (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:37 AM

12. rickyhall and watoos got me to researching. Multiple sources.

Justice Anthony K, personal wealth estimated under $600,000, excluding his home. He appeared healthy at his retirement at 82.

The bad stuff: ak's son key to Deutch bank billion dollar loan to trump [when no US bank would loan to trump, make that no bank not related to putin would loan to trump?]; Anthony K met with trump before announcing his surprise retirement, Vanity Fair said trump make ak an 'offer he couldn't refuse', however, that was allegedly in appointing to SCOTUS a justice who would follow ak's legal legacy. [all this is 'thinly sourced' and ak is still publicly respectable].

The good news: Mueller very, very likely has much information on trump's aforesaid billion dollar questionable Deutch loan engineered by ak's son.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:05 AM

10. As a thought

it seems that the funneling of Russian money through the NRA was the easiest way to get the infection spread far and wide to the most GOPers, resulting in their being irrevocably compromised because "GOP = NRA". Which makes me wonder what other RW orgs have (or had) similar money funneled through them in the same manner for the same purpose. Since the Kochs apparently sat out (in relative terms) the 2016 election, this seems to have been the next best thing for them to fund-raise.

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:43 AM

13. Anyone know if the $$$s that are shipped from USSR are manufactured there?

It seems like there is an awful lot of cash and assets if they are based on sales of goods, etc. Would it be possible to print billions of $s in $100 denomination?

Maybe their clever hackers have found a way to play the worldwide banking system (S.W.I.F.T.).

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Response to allgood33 (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2019, 07:44 AM

14. I don't see how the Mueller investigation ends without some of them being indicted.

Nunes, in particular, participated rather brazenly in obstruction of justice.

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