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Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:34 PM

Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign

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Source: McClatchy DC Bureau

Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putinís inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source.

The contacts have emerged amid a deepening Justice Department investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin illegally channeled money through the gun rights group to add financial firepower to Donald Trumpís 2016 presidential bid.

Other influential Russians who met with NRA representatives during the campaign include Dmitry Rogozin, who until last month served as a deputy prime minister overseeing Russiaís defense industry, and Sergei Rudov, head of one of Russiaís largest philanthropies, the St. Basil the Great Charitable Foundation. The foundation was launched by an ultra-nationalist ally of Russian President Putin.

The Russians talked and dined with NRA representatives, mainly in Moscow, as U.S. presidential candidates vied for the White House. Now U.S. investigators want to know if relationships between the Russian leaders and the nationís largest gun rights group went beyond vodka toasts and gun factory tours, evolving into another facet of the Kremlinís broad election-interference operation.

Read more: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/latest-news/article212756749.html



The NRA's line? Contributions are "fungible", so precisely tracing Russian oligarch money to the NRA funds used to promote the Trump campaign is impossible.

Add the NRA to the list of traitors to the USA.

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Reply Web of elite Russians met with NRA execs during 2016 campaign (Original post)
Zorro Jun 12 OP
mr_lebowski Jun 12 #1
lagomorph777 Jun 12 #5
C Moon Jun 12 #2
Hortensis Jun 12 #3
Achilleaze Jun 12 #4
samnsara Jun 12 #6
muriel_volestrangler Jun 12 #7

Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:41 PM

1. Fungible and hence untraceable? IOW, 'We Successfully Laundered It! Tough Luck Suckers!' (nt)

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Response to mr_lebowski (Reply #1)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

5. #NRAROUBLES

Investigate this please, Rachel, WaPo, NYT, et al!

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:46 PM

2. Of course, we won't see anything about this on the news...only about the ever so important meeting

of the mindless.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:48 PM

3. I haven't seen anyone who's descended into extremist pursuit

of goals who hasn't found it necessary, and comfortably so, to adopt lies, deny truths, and abandon principles in order to support and justify it.

All of this is greased by certainty that the lofty goals justify the means. The more unprincipled the means needed, the more righteous and important the goals become.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:52 PM

4. republicans BETRAYING America

frikken republicans piss all over America and American democracy.

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 03:53 PM

6. good lord how long has this been going on???

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Response to Zorro (Original post)

Tue Jun 12, 2018, 04:18 PM

7. Locking - duplicate thread

of https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142080790 . Please continue discussion there. Thanks.

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