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Thu May 18, 2017, 05:20 PM

When Comey Testifies, Will He Be Asked About Ryan's Use of Hacked Russian Info Against Dems?

(From OP posted February 17, 2017)
"Paul Ryan & Republican Establishment Used Hacked Info From Russia Against Democrats"

Let's not forget that a super PAC tied to Paul Ryan used material provided by Russia's hacking of the DNC and DCCC.
It wasn't just Hillary Clinton being attacked.
It wasn't just Trump benefiting.
There's potentially more collusion than just between Trump's team and Russia.

(From 2016..same thread)
Guccifer 2.0 even posted a cache of confidential documents focusing on Rep. Ben Ray Lujan, Democrat of New Mexico, the Chairman of the DCCC, who faced no serious challenger this year, Mr. Lujan said it was a clear effort to send a message to the party leadership - that the hackers wanted to hurt Democrats at all levels of the party, from lesser known races in Florida to the leadership.
After the first political advertisement appeared using the hacked material, Mr. Lujan wrote a letter to his Republican counterpart at the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) urging him not to use the stolen material in the 2016 campaign.
"The NRCC's use of documents stolen by the Russians plays right into the hands of one of the United States' most dangerous adversaries," Mr. Lujan's Aug. 29 letter said.
"Put simply, if this action continues, the NRCC will be complicit in aiding the Russian government in it's effort to influence American elections."
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent a similar letter in early September to Mr. Ryan.
Neither received a response.
By October, the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC tied to Mr. Ryan, had used the stolen material in another advertisement attacking (another Democrat) in the general election in Florida.
Ashley Strong, a spokeswoman for Mr. Ryan, said he did not control how the material was used in the ad, although SHE DID NOT DISPUTE THAT THE MATERIAL HAD BEEN STOLEN AS AN ACT OF RUSSIAN ESPIONAGE.
"Speaker Ryan has said for months that foreign intervention in our elections is unacceptable," she said in a written statement.

Read entire 12/13/2016 New York Times article:
(Click on link at the DU link posted above)

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Nitram May 2017 #1

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Fri May 19, 2017, 09:49 AM

1. There apparently is taped evidence that Ryan knew Trump was in cahoots with the Russians and

asked fellow Republicans who shared the knowledge to keep it among themselves. Ryan is involved in a cover up.

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