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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:11 PM

Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments "To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016"

The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 money transfers sent by the Russian foreign ministry to its embassies across the globe, most of them bearing a note that said the money was to be used “to finance election campaign of 2016.”


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Posted on November 14, 2017, at 10:09 a.m.





On Aug. 3 of last year, just as the US presidential election was entering its final, heated phase, the Russian foreign ministry sent nearly $30,000 to its embassy in Washington. The wire transfer, which came from a Kremlin-backed Russian bank, landed in one of the embassy’s Citibank accounts and contained a remarkable memo line: “to finance election campaign of 2016.”

That wire transfer is one of more than 60 now being scrutinized by the FBI and other federal agencies investigating Russian involvement in the US election. The transactions, which moved through Citibank accounts and totaled more than $380,000, each came from the Russian foreign ministry and most contained a memo line referencing the financing of the 2016 election.

The money wound up at Russian embassies in almost 60 countries from Afghanistan to Nigeria between Aug. 3 and Sept. 20, 2016. It is not clear how the funds were used. At least one transaction that came into the US originated with VTB Bank, a financial institution that is majority-owned by the Kremlin.

The US Treasury Department placed VTB Bank under sanctions in 2014, following Russia’s annexation of Crimea. The sanctions prohibit VTB Bank from raising capital or accepting loans from American individuals or companies. A wire transfer to the embassy’s US bank account is permitted, however, and Citibank has not been accused of any wrongdoing.





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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:13 PM

1. So what? Coincidence # 3,437. Pffft! nt

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:15 PM

2. Knowing that $10k transactions are scrutinized...

This seems like it might be misdirection by Russia.

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:16 PM

3. Right out in the open. Trump was right when he said the world was laughing at us. nt

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Tue Nov 14, 2017, 02:16 PM

4. Mueller has assembled a strong legal team

If anyone could find these illegal payments it is the Mueller team

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