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Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:10 PM

Tangled web connects Russian oligarch money to GOP campaigns

Source: Dallas Morning News

Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonid "Len" Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik's donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik's holding companies, Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org.

Read more: https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/03/tangled-web-connects-russian-oligarch-money-gop-campaigns



HUGE, so the entire party pretty much, the leaders anyway, guilty of treason.


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Reply Tangled web connects Russian oligarch money to GOP campaigns (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Aug 2017 OP
marylandblue Aug 2017 #1
LiberalArkie Aug 2017 #9
SergeStorms Aug 2017 #19
trueblue2007 Aug 2017 #24
IthinkThereforeIAM Aug 2017 #34
Akamai Aug 2017 #2
jpak Aug 2017 #3
PSPS Aug 2017 #4
Dustlawyer Aug 2017 #16
Iliyah Aug 2017 #5
benld74 Aug 2017 #6
bucolic_frolic Aug 2017 #7
tom_kelly Aug 2017 #30
kwassa Aug 2017 #31
Dopers_Greed Aug 2017 #8
furtheradu Aug 2017 #27
Doug the Dem Aug 2017 #10
FakeNoose Aug 2017 #11
C Moon Aug 2017 #12
renate Aug 2017 #15
Bernardo de La Paz Aug 2017 #22
Volaris Aug 2017 #25
kedrys Aug 2017 #13
R B Garr Aug 2017 #14
Mr. Ected Aug 2017 #17
L. Coyote Aug 2017 #18
Duppers Aug 2017 #20
cstanleytech Aug 2017 #21
BadgerMom Aug 2017 #23
Achilleaze Aug 2017 #26
ghostsinthemachine Aug 2017 #28
apkhgp Aug 2017 #29
stuffmatters Aug 2017 #32
Justice Aug 2017 #33
6000eliot Aug 2017 #35
kimbutgar Aug 2017 #36

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:13 PM

1. Seems like we need to ban Russians from entering the country

They are not sending us their best.

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Response to marylandblue (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:40 PM

9. The contributions were probably corporate. So we need to ban corporate money from political

contributions.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:00 PM

19. Citizens United........

NEEDS TO GO!

"Buy your very own patriotic Republican. They walk, they talk, they screw the poor. Complete with American Flag"!

Batteries, honesty, and integrity not included.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #19)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:21 PM

24. Thank you GOP's in the Supreme Court. You've allowed EVIL to contribute to our elections.

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Response to LiberalArkie (Reply #9)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 11:01 PM

34. I knew that was going to happen...


... with the Citizen's United ruling. Allowed a tangled web to become even more tangled.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:14 PM

2. Thanks for posting this!

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:16 PM

3. Fake News Kick!



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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:22 PM

4. Foreign contributions like this are specifically prohibited by law, but IOKIYAR.

So we're practically a Russian satellite country now.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:35 PM

16. SCOTUS opened the door to this shit.

Alito can mutter "not true" all he wants but Obama was right, ir opens the door to foriegn interests and finished off Representative Democracy!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:27 PM

5. GOPers are not covering up for t-rump but for themselves . .

Awaiting for that big shoe drop especially verifying election rigging too.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:30 PM

6. Blavatnik-ized

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:37 PM

7. Nobody knew or asked where the $7.5 million came from

It was just lying in the street, like it fell off a Brinks truck

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #7)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:48 PM

30. A Brinksky truck, maybe?

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Response to tom_kelly (Reply #30)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:07 PM

31. The money fell off a Brinksy truck ...

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:37 PM

8. Wow, I wonder if this is the direct Mueller's investigation is going

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Response to Dopers_Greed (Reply #8)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:41 PM

27. I'm sure Mueller is ALL over this!

& yet, I believe this is only ONE piece of the criminal treason puzzle involving
trump-rusky-republiker mob.
This mess is wide & DEEEEP, but so is Team Mueller's investigations & expertise!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:42 PM

10. Off to Greatest Threads!

 

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:45 PM

11. Happy Friday - the doo-doo hits the fan!



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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 06:50 PM

12. McConnell must have been a very important piece to have in place.

There certainly were plans to take over the U.S.
GOP: you are a disgusting, selfish, vile group of people.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #12)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:28 PM

15. and McConnell certainly seemed to know Hillary wouldn't be nominating anyone to the SC

Why would he have kept a moderate like Garland out if he hadn't known perfectly well that a Republican president would be able to nominate his pick in a year?

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Response to renate (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:04 PM

22. Yup, McCONnell has to be deep in Russia collusion. . . . nt

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Response to renate (Reply #15)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:24 PM

25. Yep McConnell was in on the fix.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:05 PM

13. Plot twist!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:26 PM

14. What a nasty pit of crooks and traitors.

No wonder the likes of Starr and Gingrich are surfacing to twist the rule of law into protecting traitors.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:52 PM

17. Frankly, I'm shocked it took this long to uncover this news

That list of names (which is assuredly not exhaustive) is hardly surprising. The one that gets me is Kasich - who would've thunk it? Keep digging. Rand Paul belongs on this list. So does Rohrbacher and maybe even Grassley and King. The GOP is dirty and America needs to know the truth.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 07:57 PM

18. Scott Dworkin has been all overthis for a long time now.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:01 PM

21. I suspected this for months and it explains why they have been

working to undermine the investigation.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:16 PM

23. K and R

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:29 PM

26. Republican treasonweasels

Suck

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:41 PM

28. K&R

Man oh man.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 08:44 PM

29. It never fails

When looking for something, you always find five things you were not looking for.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:20 PM

32. Yep.Suspected all along. Ryan probably funded too. And this just the iceberg tip.

I also long suspected dark money, Russian contributions to the NRA, ALEC, Koch Bros crap tanks and 501 C4s, anti environment, anti choice & fundamentalist orgs,etc .... essentially any anti democracy,suppression campaigns are appealing to totalitarian agenda..

There was a Koch campaign ag 2 Propositions (pro tax, pro unions) in 2012 in Ca flooded with dark money. That sounded the alarm for me awhile ago.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 09:24 PM

33. This is why GOP wishes investigation would go away

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Aug 4, 2017, 11:46 PM

35. Or they could put it into terms easier to understand and say

that the Republican Party has been laundering money for the Russian mob.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Sat Aug 5, 2017, 11:07 AM

36. We should ask each rethug how much will it take for them to represent the constituents instead off

Corporate interests.

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