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NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:41 PM Dec 2017

No wonder Congressional Republicans are trying to destroy Mueller

Some of them could have a Russia problem.

How Putin's proxies helped funnel millions into GOP campaigns

As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team probes deeper into potential collusion between Trump officials and representatives of the Russian government, investigators are taking a closer look at political contributions made by U.S. citizens with close ties to Russia.
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An example is Len Blavatnik, a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and one of the largest donors to GOP political action committees in the 2015-16 election cycle. Blavatnik's family emigrated to the U.S. in the late '70s from the U.S.S.R. and he returned to Russia when the Soviet Union began to collapse in the late '80s.

Data from the Federal Election Commission show that Blavatnik's campaign contributions dating back to 2009-10 were fairly balanced across party lines and relatively modest for a billionaire. During that season he contributed $53,400. His contributions increased to $135,552 in 2011-12 and to $273,600 in 2013-14, still bipartisan.

In 2015-16, everything changed. Blavatnik's political contributions soared and made a hard right turn as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Sens. Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham.
Dallas News
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No wonder Congressional Republicans are trying to destroy Mueller (Original Post) NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 OP
Mitch, Marco and Lindsey! PatrickforO Dec 2017 #1
My next email or phone call to marcos office onethatcares Dec 2017 #12
Ryan, too, I bet. Maybe that's why he wants to quit congress. nt tblue37 Dec 2017 #29
This is gonna get so ugly. mucifer Dec 2017 #2
Treasonous LIARS NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 #3
we already know they contributed to.... getagrip_already Dec 2017 #22
Bernie Sanders...give me that info where you got that from. Pauldg47 Dec 2017 #24
just use google.... getagrip_already Dec 2017 #30
I will see if its reliable. Pauldg47 Dec 2017 #31
Well this explains a few things. PragmaticDem Dec 2017 #4
Don't Forget Ryan & Roherbacher Me. Dec 2017 #5
Yes, that's why I want to see the full list NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 #6
Maggot Is Such A Beatifully DEscriptive Word Me. Dec 2017 #7
Kick! TheDebbieDee Dec 2017 #8
This needs to stay at the top of the page for days. K&R Elwood P Dowd Dec 2017 #9
Various talking heads have been working parts of this for a while. davsand Dec 2017 #10
Some? 2naSalit Dec 2017 #11
K & R Duppers Dec 2017 #13
Great.research! cilla4progress Dec 2017 #14
And they know Mueller is going to find out. Matt Getz whatever his name is was practically Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #15
Do not forget Jim Jordan. True Blue American Dec 2017 #18
He is vile and he is part of the TREASON CAUCUS. Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #19
K&R. dchill Dec 2017 #16
K & R a million times! sueh Dec 2017 #17
Don't forget what made it all possible... defacto7 Dec 2017 #20
Bam!! Spot On!! blue-wave Dec 2017 #21
I think that I read a different article about this topic that avebury Dec 2017 #23
Gotta love that the Dallas News in deep red Texas is the source. BadgerMom Dec 2017 #25
There is a lot of Russian dirt on congressional Repugs. Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #26
Lindsay, huh? dawg day Dec 2017 #27
GOP GOVERNMENT OF PUTIN TEB Dec 2017 #28
Wow. From 273,600K bipartisan to 6.35 million hard right in one year's time. chia Dec 2017 #32
Collusion is not a crime.. it's the cover-up.. Stellar Dec 2017 #33

onethatcares

(16,237 posts)
12. My next email or phone call to marcos office
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:54 PM
Dec 2017

will include questions about mr blavattnik and his donations to rubios campaign(s). I wonder if that will get a response.

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
3. Treasonous LIARS
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:48 PM
Dec 2017

It's a cute trick, using a U.S. citizen/Russian operative to funnel money into GOP campaigns. I'd love to see the full list of the campaigns he donated to.

getagrip_already

(15,138 posts)
30. just use google....
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:24 PM
Dec 2017

russian campaign contributions to bernie sanders

A lot of info will pop up. You can decide if it is real or too far a stretch.

And lets not forget jilly-bear was at that dinner table with vlad and flynn.

NastyRiffraff

(12,448 posts)
6. Yes, that's why I want to see the full list
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:02 PM
Dec 2017

It wouldn't exactly be a shock to see those two maggots on it.

Me.

(35,454 posts)
7. Maggot Is Such A Beatifully DEscriptive Word
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:05 PM
Dec 2017

for these people. I also think of them, ala Lilian Hellman, as 'the little foxes who spoil the vines'

Elwood P Dowd

(11,443 posts)
9. This needs to stay at the top of the page for days. K&R
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:34 PM
Dec 2017

Our Congressional Dems need to start calling the repukes out as freaking traitors starting now!

davsand

(13,421 posts)
10. Various talking heads have been working parts of this for a while.
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:38 PM
Dec 2017

Like a lot of the stuff I see I'd taken it with a grain of salt, but this article really plays "connect a dot" with a lot of information. REALLY makes me wonder about the recent stuff about Ryan retiring. Is it possible he knows what kind of shit storm is blowing up and wants to be well away from it when the voters realize how much Russian money funds the GOP? Is Ryan worried Mueller has the dirt on his funding?



Very scary.


Laura

 

Kirk Lover

(3,608 posts)
15. And they know Mueller is going to find out. Matt Getz whatever his name is was practically
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:41 PM
Dec 2017

screaming on the tube...Mueller must be fired...Mueller must be fired.

Who else thinks if he tries to fire him...next Saturday would be a perfect time to try this shit.

True Blue American

(18,004 posts)
18. Do not forget Jim Jordan.
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:11 PM
Dec 2017

He thinks if he speaks fast enough,shouts loud enough he is impressing. I really never knew what a narcisstic little twit he was until this week.

blue-wave

(4,387 posts)
21. Bam!! Spot On!!
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:21 PM
Dec 2017

I always suspected this situation goes much deeper and hold to that belief even more as time goes on. Something sure ain't right with this picture and if we don't straighten it now, we're in for years of turmoil.

BadgerMom

(2,777 posts)
25. Gotta love that the Dallas News in deep red Texas is the source.
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:51 PM
Dec 2017

I know Dallas is not deep red. Like Houston and urban centers around the country, it’s blue. But this story was just published in the city that houses Bush Jr.’s Presidential library.

dawg day

(7,947 posts)
27. Lindsay, huh?
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:57 PM
Dec 2017

He's been so erratic about Trump-- and this latest rancid attack he made on the investigation sounded like it had been dictated by Trump. Maybe he's getting worried too.

chia

(2,244 posts)
32. Wow. From 273,600K bipartisan to 6.35 million hard right in one year's time.
Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:35 PM
Dec 2017

Well doesn't that just explain a lot.

Stellar

(5,644 posts)
33. Collusion is not a crime.. it's the cover-up..
Mon Dec 18, 2017, 07:54 AM
Dec 2017

that will put them all behind bars.
What some MF won't do for money!

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