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Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:18 PM

Devin Nunes and the alpha omega winery.

Given the pattern that most of Trump's sycophants are connected one way or another with Russia , one must wonder whether this is the case for Nunes. After all, he is not very wealthy (according to house finance disclosure forms).

It turns out that most of his assets are tied in the alpha omega winery. One of the investors alongside him is a major russian wine distributor with close ties to Putin..

http://addictinginfo.org/2017/03/22/bombshell-devin-nunes-entire-net-worth-sunk-in-company-with-strong-ties-to-russia/

I think it would be faster to list which of Trump's associates are not connected with Russia. It would make for a shorter list.

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Reply Devin Nunes and the alpha omega winery. (Original post)
drray23 Mar 2017 OP
Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #1
niyad Mar 2017 #2
Mme. Defarge Mar 2017 #3
niyad Mar 2017 #4
drray23 Mar 2017 #5
The Polack MSgt Mar 2017 #6
ColemanMaskell Mar 2017 #7
synergie Mar 2017 #8
Maru Kitteh Mar 2017 #9
Justice Mar 2017 #10
csziggy Mar 2017 #12
crazylikafox Mar 2017 #13
dalton99a Mar 2017 #14
csziggy Mar 2017 #15
Brother Buzz Mar 2017 #16
Achilleaze Mar 2017 #11

Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:19 PM

1. Jesus fucking christ

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:22 PM

2. k and r for needed visibility. I commented to him over the weekend that I wanted

to know about his russian ties. holy crap!

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:28 PM

3. My worst fear has been

that many R's are compromised and thus not likely to withdraw their support for the Republican president.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:33 PM

4. sadly, I think you are quite correct.

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Response to Mme. Defarge (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 01:52 PM

5. You are correct

This also means that given the extend of the corruption, this must have been in the making for years.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Thu Mar 23, 2017, 04:17 PM

6. K&R for the visibility

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 04:27 AM

7. explains his running straight to daddy with investigative committee information

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 04:58 AM

8. Remember that elected officals put their property et al. in their spouses names

 

to "maintain privacy" or some such.

There is no way he's worth only 50K. Does he not own a home? Take home a 6 figure salary? Own a car? A retirement fund? Need to look under what his wife owns to see the true links and the fuller picture.

Per the internets, he and his wife own a condo worth 400k in his home district.

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 05:16 AM

9. oh jeez

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:29 AM

10. Sorry, where does it say investor?

I see distributor but not investor. Did I miss it?

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Response to Justice (Reply #10)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:44 AM

12. From a link in the story

The link did not work properly but when extracted took me here:
37. Devin Nunes (R-Tulare)
Net worth: $51,000

Nunes is the 383rd wealthiest member of Congress with a minimum net worth of $51,002. Nunes, chairman of the House Select Committee on Intelligence, has at least $50,000 invested in Napa Valley's Alpha Omega Winery, LLC.

Minimum Assets: $51,000
Minimum Liabilities: $0.0
Investments: 98%
Real estate: 0%
Trusts: 0%
Bank accounts: 1%

Top Assets
Rank Asset Type Owner Minimum value
1 Alpha Omega Winery LLC Investments Joint $50,001
2 Bank of America Savings Bank Account Joint $1,001
3 WND Books Inc. Bank Account Member $0

http://static.latimes.com/how-much-are-they-worth/devin-nunes/


So Nunes has no assets other than his investment in this winery? No house, no stocks, nothing else but a small amount in a savings account?

By the way, Luding Trading Company is not listed among the distributors on the winery website: http://www.aowinery.com/Trade-Media/Distributors

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Response to csziggy (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:51 AM

13. If he truly has so little money, he must have some other really serious problem. Gambling? Women?

Any ideas?

If he's been compromised, and was given the top secret committee chairmanship, Putin really owns everyone. Who put him in that position? Ryan? Who owns Ryan? (other than the Koch brothers & Goldman Sacks)

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:54 AM

14. Russian girlfriend?

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Response to crazylikafox (Reply #13)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:05 AM

15. He doesn't come from money - his family owns a dairy farm

Although he has ag degrees he's always been an elected official, apparently:

In 2009 Nunes wrote in the Wall Street Journal that he became an entrepreneur at 14 years old, when he bought seven head of young cattle, learning quickly how to profit from his investment. "I had cracked open my piggy bank to buy seven head of young cattle to raise and sell," Nunes wrote. "I had two choices: I could buy feed or I could fix fences in exchange for free grazing. Like water flowing down a furrow, my cattle went to pasture where I could make a higher profit."[6]

Nunes was first elected to public office when he was 22. He unseated an 18-year incumbent on the Board of Trustees of his alma mater, the College of the Sequoias, earning 65% of the vote.[7] He served as a trustee from 1996 to 2002. In 2001, he was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve as California State Director for the United States Department of Agriculture's Rural Development section. He left this post later that year to run for the Republican nomination in the 21st congressional district, a new district created through reapportionment after the 2000 United States census. Before 2002, what is now the 21st district was part of three districts, represented by Bill Thomas, Cal Dooley, and George Radanovich.

Elections (20022014)

Nunes' principal opponents in the seven-way 2002 Republican primary were former Fresno mayor Jim Patterson and state Assemblyman Mike Briggs. Nunes was the only major candidate from Tulare County, while Patterson and Briggs were both from Fresno. This was critical; 42% of the district's population was in Fresno County and 58% in Tulare County.[9] Patterson and Briggs split the Fresno County vote, allowing Nunes to win by a four-point margin over Patterson, his nearest competitor. Nunes won 46.5% of the vote in Tulare County and 28.1% of the vote in Fresno County. Nunes was also helped by a strong showing in the rural part of the district.[10] He won the endorsement of the California Farm Bureau and the Fresno Bee.[9] The district is solidly Republican, and Nunes coasted to victory in November. He has been reelected five times against only nominal Democratic opposition. During the June 8, 2010, California primary, Nunes actually received more write-in votes in the Democratic primary than the Democratic write-in candidate Ruben Macareno.[11][12] He ran unopposed in the 2010 general election.

Nunes' district was renumbered California's 22nd congressional district after the 2010 Census. With redistricting, Nunes lost most of eastern Tulare County to the neighboring 23rd District. The 22nd also has a Hispanic plurality (44.8%). Based on recent election totals, it remains predominately Republican. In the 2012 and 2014 elections, Nunes won 61.88% and 70.58% respectively against Democratic opposition.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devin_Nunes


I would consider him pretty clean but why would he put all of his assets into one investment? There seem to be pieces missing from this puzzle!

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Response to csziggy (Reply #12)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 08:14 AM

16. According to a Fortune Magazine article....

he's invested in a second winery.


Nunes is a third-generation Portuguese-American, and he grew up working on his family's dairy farm. As a teenager, he raised cattle and saved money to buy farmland with his brother, according to his congressional biography. He has degrees in agriculture and keeps his hand in farming through an investment in two California wineries run by a friend he met through his alumni network


http://fortune.com/2017/03/19/trump-russia-devin-nunes/

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Response to drray23 (Original post)

Sat Mar 25, 2017, 07:34 AM

11. Nunes Joy Juice retails for 85 freakin-bucks a bottle

Nice to be a republican with the kind of Extra Rubles it takes to stay afloat in The Nunes Zone (RR).

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