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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:22 PM

Trump inauguration took $1 million from Russian businessman whose money the RNC rejected in 2000

Source: RawStory




BRAD REED
20 APR 2017 AT 14:56 ET

President Donald Trump’s inauguration accepted a big donation from a Russian-American businessman whose ties to Russian state-owned companies forced the Republican National Committee to return a $250,000 check he sent them in 2000.

In a Wall Street Journal report on the big donors who paid for Trump’s inauguration, the publication notes that Trump’s inauguration fund received $1 million from Alexander Shustorovich, a businessman who has drawn controversy over his relationships with Russian government officials and state-owned businesses.

In fact, the Journal notes that Shustorovich’s ties to Russian oligarchs “prompted the U.S. to refuse to allow him to be part of a uranium deal two decades ago, on national-security grounds” and also “led the Republican National Committee to return a $250,000 check from him in 2000.”

“The determination was made that the funds in question weren’t worth the trouble,” former RNC spokesman Terry Holt told the Journal back in 2000.

Read more: http://www.rawstory.com/2017/04/trump-inauguration-took-1-million-from-russian-businessman-whose-money-the-rnc-rejected-in-2000/

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:28 PM

1. Trump will take all the money he can

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:44 PM

2. Remember how indignant he got in one debate, when Hillary spoke of his ties to Russia?

God he was awful at those debates. And people still voted for him.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:46 PM

3. Kick for exposure!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:48 PM

4. Don, this is just now blowing up via Christina Wilkie (buzzfeed) - she has gotten ahold of a



document listing donors to inauguration, and citizen sleuths are searching down origin of donors - this is major, major shit right here!!!!

Christina Wilkie 
@ christinawilkie
ÜT: 38.931778,-77.073194
Covering Trump for The Huffington Post. Email christina.wilkie@huffingtonpost.com PGP: DF07 73FC 31F3 A3DC 85B6 A474 1DC8 FB4A 96A6 425A


Some Trump inauguration donors appear to be fronts. If you'd like to help me verify others, here's the original doc: docquery.fec.gov/pdf/286/201704…
11:05 AM - 20 Apr 2017

https://mobile.twitter.com/christinawilkie?max_id=855118015016435712


Here is link to document about inaug., which I cen't even open on my ancient frickin iPad. Grrr

http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/286/201704180300150286/201704180300150286.pdf

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:15 PM

6. TRMS was asking last night what will happen to the $50m+ left over from

the failed inauguration party. Who gets to direct where that money goes, how it is to be used?

Or was the inaugural committee just laundering dirty russian money?

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:20 PM

7. Gotta go with "dirty money" for $200, Ilsa! (and truckloads of it!!). eom

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:29 PM

8. Some donors appear to be fake, untraceable with nonexistent addresses

while others create obvious conflicts of interest for Trump Admin such as the Russian guy (and Citgo that has potentially a pending Russian Rosneft oil takeover due to indebtedness and Citgo hasn't contributed to inaugurations since 2004 or earlier)

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Response to wishstar (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:35 PM

9. YEP!! Dis big stuff!! (according to moi) - thanks, wishstar! eom

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Response to Leghorn21 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:47 PM

10. Christina--Some Trump inauguration donors appear to be fronts. If you'd like to help me verify othe

She has lots of folks working on it...


Christina Wilkie‏Verified account @christinawilkie 3h3 hours ago

Some Trump inauguration donors appear to be fronts. If you'd like to help me verify others, here's the original doc: http://docquery.fec.gov/pdf/286/201704180300150286/201704180300150286.pdf




Christina Wilkie Retweeted
Steve Kopack‏Verified account @SteveKopack 4h4 hours ago

Steve Kopack Retweeted Christina Wilkie

Weird. And the address (111 Sylvan) is down the street from CNBC HQ. There's never been a house there. It's been an empty lot for 2/3 years.

Steve Kopack added,
Christina WilkieVerified account @christinawilkie
Does anyone know an "Isabel T. John," from Englewood, NJ? It appears she gave $400,000 to Trump's inaugural, but I can't find records of her
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Christina Wilkie‏Verified account @christinawilkie 4h4 hours ago

Does anyone know an "Isabel T. John," from Englewood, NJ? It appears she gave $400,000 to Trump's inaugural, but I can't find records of her

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:04 PM

5. I'm shocked!

 

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:48 PM

11. why is it this fake president isn't charged and kicked out of office yet?

this is freaking treasonous!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:04 PM

12. and republicans keep pretending things are normal

and they will not lift a finger to defend America from Russia, it's payola, or the Acts of War* it has perpetrated on the USA.

deplorable

* per Dick Cheney and millions of loyal Americans who can see through the KGOP bullshit.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:30 PM

13. Do donation limits not apply to the Inaugural Committee?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:32 PM

14. Only $1,000,000? I did not know Trump worked that cheap

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:20 PM

15. Money well spent

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