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Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:06 PM

Can we get a list of all GOP Senators who took Russian money*? And before they vote on Trump's

innocence or guilt as per the articles of impeachment.

* Or visited Russia in 2018 or got NRA (aka Russian) money in 2016?

I would be real interested in if Marsha Blackburn has gotten Russian money too.

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Reply Can we get a list of all GOP Senators who took Russian money*? And before they vote on Trump's (Original post)
Botany Dec 27 OP
Liberty Belle Dec 27 #1
Botany Dec 27 #3
empedocles Dec 27 #4
pwb Dec 27 #2
dewsgirl Dec 27 #28
stopdiggin Dec 27 #36
sdfernando Dec 27 #5
mopinko Dec 27 #6
calimary Dec 27 #26
mopinko Dec 27 #41
Marcuse Dec 27 #7
TruckFump Dec 27 #9
MartyTheGreek Dec 27 #13
MartyTheGreek Dec 27 #14
erronis Dec 27 #15
cannabis_flower Dec 27 #16
TruckFump Dec 27 #18
cannabis_flower Dec 27 #20
catrose Dec 27 #24
AllyCat Dec 27 #31
Grins Dec 27 #39
calimary Dec 27 #27
IphengeniaBlumgarten Dec 27 #30
ChildOfTheFort Dec 27 #33
Traildogbob Dec 27 #35
Traildogbob Dec 27 #37
warmfeet Dec 27 #40
liberalla Dec 27 #42
bdamomma Dec 27 #43
RAB910 Dec 27 #8
TruckFump Dec 27 #10
iscooterliberally Dec 27 #11
NJCher Dec 27 #12
erronis Dec 27 #17
NJCher Dec 27 #22
bucolic_frolic Dec 27 #19
pwb Dec 27 #21
maynard Dec 27 #23
tiptonic Dec 27 #25
dewsgirl Dec 27 #29
malaise Dec 27 #32
ashredux Dec 27 #34
Roy Rolling Dec 27 #38

Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:11 PM

1. Great questions. Money from Russian oligarchs as well as the govt. itself.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:14 PM

3. The 2 Ukrainian mobsters Vlad & Igor who are connected to Putin were all over ...

... the Republican party too. And wonder how deep into Fox News is Russia too.

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Response to Liberty Belle (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:17 PM

4. Russian connected NRA monies

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:11 PM

2. I wonder if any were born in Russia and became citizens?

For Putty?

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Response to pwb (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:10 PM

28. Great question😳

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Response to pwb (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:46 PM

36. GOP senators? You serious? (nt)

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:23 PM

5. I'm pretty sure that is ALL of them

If they took NRA money then they took Russian $$$...I don't see how any rethug Senator could not have taken money from the NRA.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:26 PM

6. that's the central question here, and aint it passing strange no one seems to be asking it?

it's all public record, after all.
even if some of it is wrapped up in shells, it's out there.

things that make you go hmmm.
or not.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:08 PM

26. But very few people bother to look up or read the public record

either no time or no interest, I guess.

But the speculation here is of value AND legitimate.

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Response to calimary (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 05:41 PM

41. i thought that was what journalists were for.

of course, they do have their plates full. but if they get tired of stories about how it is gonna bite dems, they could take a shot at how thugs are rigging the trial and why.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:35 PM

7. Reportedly...

[link:https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/summary.php?id=d000000082&cycle=A|


Top Candidate Recipients, 2019-2020

McConnell, Mitch (R-KY)
Gardner, Cory (R-CO)
Bishop, Dan (R-NC)
Cornyn, John (R-TX)
Daines, Steven (R-MT)

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:40 PM

9. All of the Russianpublican who took money to betray the USA:

Fuck 'em all and feed 'em peanuts:

McConnell, Mitch (R-KY) Senate $10,550
Gardner, Cory (R-CO) Senate $6,000
Bishop, Dan (R-NC) House $5,950
Cornyn, John (R-TX) Senate $5,950
Daines, Steven (R-MT) Senate $5,950
Tillis, Thom (R-NC) Senate $5,950
Hagerty, Bill (R-TN) Senate $5,600
Trump, Donald (R) Pres $5,600
Capito, Shelley Moore (R-WV) Senate $4,950
Perdue, David (R-GA) Senate $4,950
Sullivan, Dan (R-AK) Senate $4,950
Cheney, Liz (R-WY) House $3,950
Collins, Doug (R-GA) House $3,500
Hudson, Richard (R-NC) House $3,000
Duffy, Sean P (R-WI) House $2,500
Keller, Fred (R-PA) House $2,500
Peterson, Collin (D-MN) House $2,500
Rounds, Mike (R-SD) Senate $2,500
Budd, Ted (R-NC) House $2,000
Cole, Tom (R-OK) House $2,000
Ferguson, Drew (R-GA) House $2,000
Hern, Kevin (R-OK) House $2,000
Higgins, Clay (R-LA) House $2,000
Inhofe, James M (R-OK) Senate $2,000
Latta, Robert E (R-OH) House $2,000
McSally, Martha (R-AZ) Senate $2,000
Palazzo, Steven (R-MS) House $2,000
Young, Don (R-AK) House $2,000
Arrington, Jodey (R-TX) House $1,500
Hill, French (R-AR) House $1,500
Walberg, Tim (R-MI) House $1,500
Aderholt, Robert B (R-AL) House $1,000
Allen, Richard W (R-GA) House $1,000
Amodei, Mark (R-NV) House $1,000
Armstrong, Kelly (R-ND) House $1,000
Babin, Brian (R-TX) House $1,000
Bacon, Donald John (R-NE) House $1,000
Baird, Jim (R-IN) House $1,000
Banks, Jim (R-IN) House $1,000
Barr, Andy (R-KY) House $1,000
Bergman, John (R-MI) House $1,000
Bilirakis, Gus (R-FL) House $1,000
Bost, Mike (R-IL) House $1,000
Brady, Kevin (R-TX) House $1,000
Brooks, Mo (R-AL) House $1,000
Buck, Ken (R-CO) House $1,000
Bucshon, Larry (R-IN) House $1,000
Burgess, Michael (R-TX) House $1,000
Carter, Buddy (R-GA) House $1,000
Carter, John (R-TX) House $1,000
Chabot, Steve (R-OH) House $1,000
Cline, Ben (R-VA) House $1,000
Cloud, Michael (R-TX) House $1,000
Comer, James (R-KY) House $1,000
Cook, Paul (R-CA) House $1,000
Crawford, Rick (R-AR) House $1,000
Curtis, John (R-UT) House $1,000
Desjarlais, Scott (R-TN) House $1,000
Duncan, Jeff (R-SC) House $1,000
Emmer, Tom (R-MN) House $1,000
Fleischmann, Chuck (R-TN) House $1,000
Flores, Bill (R-TX) House $1,000
Foxx, Virginia (R-NC) House $1,000
Fulcher, Russ (R-ID) House $1,000
Gianforte, Greg (R-MT) House $1,000
Gibbs, Bob (R-OH) House $1,000
Gooden, Lance (R-TX) House $1,000
Granger, Kay (R-TX) House $1,000
Graves, Garret (R-LA) House $1,000
Graves, Sam (R-MO) House $1,000
Graves, Tom (R-GA) House $1,000
Green, Mark (R-TN) House $1,000
Griffith, Morgan (R-VA) House $1,000
Grothman, Glenn S (R-WI) House $1,000
Hagedorn, Jim (R-MN) House $1,000
Harris, Andy (R-MD) House $1,000
Hartzler, Vicky (R-MO) House $1,000
Hice, Jody (R-GA) House $1,000
Hoeven, John (R-ND) Senate $1,000
Holding, George (R-NC) House $1,000
Hollingsworth, Trey (R-IN) House $1,000
Huizenga, Bill (R-MI) House $1,000
Johnson, Bill (R-OH) House $1,000
Johnson, Dusty (R-SD) House $1,000
Johnson, Mike (R-LA) House $1,000
Jordan, Jim (R-OH) House $1,000
Joyce, John (R-PA) House $1,000
Kelly, Mike (R-PA) House $1,000
Kelly, Trent (R-MS) House $1,000
Kustoff, David (R-TN) House $1,000
LaMalfa, Doug (R-CA) House $1,000
Lamborn, Douglas L (R-CO) House $1,000
Loudermilk, Barry (R-GA) House $1,000
Lucas, Frank D (R-OK) House $1,000
Luetkemeyer, Blaine (R-MO) House $1,000
Marshall, Roger (R-KS) House $1,000
McCarthy, Kevin (R-CA) House $1,000
McClintock, Tom (R-CA) House $1,000
McHenry, Patrick (R-NC) House $1,000
Meadows, Mark R (R-NC) House $1,000

Edit for link:

https://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recips.php?cycle=A&id=d000000082

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:32 PM

13. $3.5 million to a PAC for Moscow Mitch and Comrades in the KGOP

"Blavatnik contributed a total of $3.5 million to a PAC associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Blavatnik contributed $1.5 million to the GOP Senate Leadership Fund PAC in the name of Access Industries and another $1 million in the name of AI-Altep Holdings during the 2015/2016 election season. And as of September 2017, he had contributed another $1 million this year through AI–Altep.

Blavatnik, whose family emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, is a longtime business associate of Russian oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, both of whom have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Along with McConnell, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham received hefty sums from Blavatnik as well."

https://mavenroundtable.io/theintellectualist/news/mcconnell-received-3-5m-in-campaign-donations-from-russian-oligarch-linked-firm-93UjehU6aUCtejJRBFezCw

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:33 PM

14. That's for 2020. Above I post for past three yrs or so... Thank You! n/t

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:35 PM

15. +1000. Thanks for that list and link. I know I had seen something like that before.

Of course, this is just the declared $s/₽s. I'm sure the more venal and powerful ones are getting their fixes from many other sources.

All involved in kompromat. All traitors to their country.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:39 PM

16. Are there any..

That didn't take Russian money?

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Response to cannabis_flower (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:41 PM

18. Ones with a "D" after his/her name. EOM

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:48 PM

20. Interestingly enough

I didn't see one R on the list...that whiney little thing.. Rand Paul.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:56 PM

24. Hm, Carnival Cruz isn't on that list. He used to be a huge recipient.

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Response to catrose (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:36 PM

31. And RoJo

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Response to catrose (Reply #24)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:57 PM

39. He got some of the money Russia gave the NRA. (NM)

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:10 PM

27. And in whatever way possible, this needs to be SPREAD! Aggressively!

People need to know this.

People need to know who owns these schmucks.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:25 PM

30. List may not be complete...

John Neeley Kennedy has been acting like he is tied in...went to Moscow on 4th July....keeps spouting the propaganda in a gratingly folksy way. LA ‘s other Senator may be clean .

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:37 PM

33. Now this makes me sick!

Not 3 days ago I was standing in Jim Banks office trying to get much needed veteran assistance for
my brother and I didn't know I was in a cesspool
but I should have known. What a jerk.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:43 PM

35. Wow!

Saw a lotta "R's" in that list. Saw one D. So the "soul" of a GOP and thier love for democracy is only worth a mere $1,000. Shameful. $1,000 for country and democracy while how many million soldiers paid the price of life, and how many vets paid with limbs, diseases and mental breakdown? The GOP is a disgraceful group of humans.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:49 PM

37. Anyone notice all the North Carolinians in that list.

Just before trump election scam, Russian Plane was landing in a small town outside Chralotte. Remember the ass Govenor that lost to Cooper, refused to concede, knowing it was impossible for him to lose with Russian support. Now he is running for Senate. My state is one fucked up criminal Russian GOP appendage Putin.

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Response to Traildogbob (Reply #35)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:23 PM

40. The one D on the list is Collin Peterson.

He recently voted against the articles of impeachment. He runs as a D, he is listed as a D, but he is, in reality, a repug. He is no Democrat.

Thankfully, he is not my congressperson. I am so lucky to have Betty McCollum representing me in the 4th congressional district.

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 05:47 PM

42. That's just the first page... more on the second page.

Thanks for the link!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 05:59 PM

43. Repigs

all. Damn. Greedy bastards.

That feeling of entitlement must end, bastards, stealing from the disappearing Middle class.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:40 PM

8. Don't forget those Senators that took money from Trump's campaign

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Response to RAB910 (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:41 PM

10. Trump took money, too -- see above

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:13 PM

11. I would suspect both senators from FL.

I base this on their responses to the impeachment in the house. They called it partisan politics, etc. Waaaa, waaa and no offer of any exculpatory evidence.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:31 PM

12. Contact Nancy Pelosi and ask if this should disqualify them from voting

who wants to do it?

If no one else will do it, I will.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:40 PM

17. Not sure how the Speaker of the House can disqualify Senators from voting.

Hard enough to disqualify some russian mole like Nunes from voting in the House.

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Response to erronis (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:50 PM

22. we all know she can't do this directly

however, what she can do is use her status as speaker to publicize it.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:46 PM

19. A reminder from FEC

Foreign nationals

Campaigns may not solicit or accept contributions from foreign nationals. Federal law prohibits contributions, donations, expenditures and disbursements solicited, directed, received or made directly or indirectly by or from foreign nationals in connection with any election — federal, state or local. This prohibition includes contributions or donations made to political committees and building funds and to make electioneering communications. Furthermore, it is a violation of federal law to knowingly provide substantial assistance in the making, acceptance or receipt of contributions or donations in connection with federal and nonfederal elections to a political committee, or for the purchase or construction of an office building. This prohibition includes, but is not limited to, acting as a conduit or intermediary for foreign national contributions and donations.

A person acts knowingly for the purposes of this section when he or she has:

Actual knowledge that the funds have come from a foreign national;
Awareness of certain facts that would lead a reasonable person to believe that there is a substantial probability that the money is from a foreign national; or
Awareness of facts that should have prompted a reasonable inquiry into whether the source of funds is a foreign national.

Pertinent facts that satisfy the “knowing” requirement include knowledge of:

Use of a foreign passport or passport number;
Use of a foreign address;
A check or other written instrument drawn on an account or wire transfer from a foreign bank; or
Contributor or donor living abroad.

Definition of foreign national

A foreign national is:

An individual who is not a citizen of the United States, and not lawfully admitted for permanent residence (as defined in 8 U.S.C. § 1101(a)(20)); or
A foreign principal, as defined in 22 U.S.C. § 611(b). Section 611 defines a foreign principal as a group organized under the laws of a foreign country or having its principal place of business in a foreign country. The statute specifically mentions foreign governments, political parties, partnerships, associations and corporations.

“Green card” exception

An individual who is not a citizen of the United States is eligible to make a contribution if he or she has a “green card” indicating that he or she is lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States.

https://www.fec.gov/help-candidates-and-committees/candidate-taking-receipts/who-can-and-cant-contribute/

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:50 PM

21. Mueller found out about all the Russian money and the pukes know it.

I think all of that is coming out slowly on purpose all year long. I hope that is a strategy.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:53 PM

23. Al Gore took money from Chinese Monks

Republican party had a meltdown and he had to return the money. It hit every major media outlet TV, radio, newspaper. They made it
the news story for many days.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:01 PM

25. U nailed it Botany

It all goes back to Putin. I bet anything she (Blackburn) got plenty of Rubels. I was not surprised ay all, when the girl who was working in the NRA from Russia, was released from prison and sent home to Russia. She knew too much..

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:17 PM

29. Lev's devices the FBI now has, have to be an unprecedented

treasure trove of information concerning the GOP and Fox news. I just hope what they have, is safe.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:37 PM

32. Great post

Should have 500 recs

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:37 PM

34. The List of those who DID NOT take money would be shorter

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:53 PM

38. All Senators, All GOP this👆

Every Senator took money from the RNC, who took money from the NRA, who got it from Russia.

The question should be, what Senator didn't take Russian money?

That’s a smaller number.

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