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Botany

(70,112 posts)
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:06 PM Dec 2019

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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Can we get a list of all GOP Senators who took Russian money*? And before they vote on Trump's (Original Post) Botany Dec 2019 OP
Great questions. Money from Russian oligarchs as well as the govt. itself. Liberty Belle Dec 2019 #1
The 2 Ukrainian mobsters Vlad & Igor who are connected to Putin were all over ... Botany Dec 2019 #3
Russian connected NRA monies empedocles Dec 2019 #4
I wonder if any were born in Russia and became citizens? pwb Dec 2019 #2
Great question😳 dewsgirl Dec 2019 #28
GOP senators? You serious? (nt) stopdiggin Dec 2019 #36
I'm pretty sure that is ALL of them sdfernando Dec 2019 #5
that's the central question here, and aint it passing strange no one seems to be asking it? mopinko Dec 2019 #6
But very few people bother to look up or read the public record calimary Dec 2019 #26
i thought that was what journalists were for. mopinko Dec 2019 #41
Reportedly... Marcuse Dec 2019 #7
All of the Russianpublican who took money to betray the USA: TruckFump Dec 2019 #9
$3.5 million to a PAC for Moscow Mitch and Comrades in the KGOP MartyTheGreek Dec 2019 #13
That's for 2020. Above I post for past three yrs or so... Thank You! n/t MartyTheGreek Dec 2019 #14
+1000. Thanks for that list and link. I know I had seen something like that before. erronis Dec 2019 #15
Are there any.. cannabis_flower Dec 2019 #16
Ones with a "D" after his/her name. EOM TruckFump Dec 2019 #18
Interestingly enough cannabis_flower Dec 2019 #20
Hm, Carnival Cruz isn't on that list. He used to be a huge recipient. catrose Dec 2019 #24
And RoJo AllyCat Dec 2019 #31
He got some of the money Russia gave the NRA. (NM) Grins Dec 2019 #39
And in whatever way possible, this needs to be SPREAD! Aggressively! calimary Dec 2019 #27
List may not be complete... IphengeniaBlumgarten Dec 2019 #30
Now this makes me sick! ChildOfTheFort Dec 2019 #33
Wow! Traildogbob Dec 2019 #35
Anyone notice all the North Carolinians in that list. Traildogbob Dec 2019 #37
The one D on the list is Collin Peterson. warmfeet Dec 2019 #40
That's just the first page... more on the second page. liberalla Dec 2019 #42
Repigs bdamomma Dec 2019 #43
Don't forget those Senators that took money from Trump's campaign RAB910 Dec 2019 #8
Trump took money, too -- see above TruckFump Dec 2019 #10
I would suspect both senators from FL. iscooterliberally Dec 2019 #11
Contact Nancy Pelosi and ask if this should disqualify them from voting NJCher Dec 2019 #12
Not sure how the Speaker of the House can disqualify Senators from voting. erronis Dec 2019 #17
we all know she can't do this directly NJCher Dec 2019 #22
A reminder from FEC bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #19
Mueller found out about all the Russian money and the pukes know it. pwb Dec 2019 #21
Al Gore took money from Chinese Monks maynard Dec 2019 #23
U nailed it Botany tiptonic Dec 2019 #25
Lev's devices the FBI now has, have to be an unprecedented dewsgirl Dec 2019 #29
Great post malaise Dec 2019 #32
The List of those who DID NOT take money would be shorter ashredux Dec 2019 #34
All Senators, All GOP this👆 Roy Rolling Dec 2019 #38

Botany

(70,112 posts)
3. The 2 Ukrainian mobsters Vlad & Igor who are connected to Putin were all over ...
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:14 PM
Dec 2019

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

sdfernando

(4,878 posts)
5. I'm pretty sure that is ALL of them
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:23 PM
Dec 2019

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.

mopinko

(69,582 posts)
6. that's the central question here, and aint it passing strange no one seems to be asking it?
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:26 PM
Dec 2019

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.

calimary

(80,244 posts)
26. But very few people bother to look up or read the public record
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:08 PM
Dec 2019

either no time or no interest, I guess.

But the speculation here is of value AND legitimate.

mopinko

(69,582 posts)
41. i thought that was what journalists were for.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 05:41 PM
Dec 2019

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.

Marcuse

(7,358 posts)
7. Reportedly...
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:35 PM
Dec 2019

[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)

TruckFump

(5,812 posts)
9. All of the Russianpublican who took money to betray the USA:
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 12:40 PM
Dec 2019

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

MartyTheGreek

(557 posts)
13. $3.5 million to a PAC for Moscow Mitch and Comrades in the KGOP
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:32 PM
Dec 2019

"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

erronis

(14,719 posts)
15. +1000. Thanks for that list and link. I know I had seen something like that before.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:35 PM
Dec 2019

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.

calimary

(80,244 posts)
27. And in whatever way possible, this needs to be SPREAD! Aggressively!
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:10 PM
Dec 2019

People need to know this.

People need to know who owns these schmucks.

30. List may not be complete...
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:25 PM
Dec 2019

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 .

 

ChildOfTheFort

(17 posts)
33. Now this makes me sick!
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:37 PM
Dec 2019

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.

Traildogbob

(8,323 posts)
35. Wow!
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:43 PM
Dec 2019

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.

Traildogbob

(8,323 posts)
37. Anyone notice all the North Carolinians in that list.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:49 PM
Dec 2019

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.

warmfeet

(3,321 posts)
40. The one D on the list is Collin Peterson.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 03:23 PM
Dec 2019

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.

bdamomma

(63,314 posts)
43. Repigs
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 05:59 PM
Dec 2019

all. Damn. Greedy bastards.

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

iscooterliberally

(2,842 posts)
11. I would suspect both senators from FL.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:13 PM
Dec 2019

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.

NJCher

(35,193 posts)
12. Contact Nancy Pelosi and ask if this should disqualify them from voting
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:31 PM
Dec 2019

who wants to do it?

If no one else will do it, I will.

erronis

(14,719 posts)
17. Not sure how the Speaker of the House can disqualify Senators from voting.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:40 PM
Dec 2019

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

NJCher

(35,193 posts)
22. we all know she can't do this directly
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:50 PM
Dec 2019

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

bucolic_frolic

(42,220 posts)
19. A reminder from FEC
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:46 PM
Dec 2019

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/

pwb

(11,143 posts)
21. Mueller found out about all the Russian money and the pukes know it.
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:50 PM
Dec 2019

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

maynard

(655 posts)
23. Al Gore took money from Chinese Monks
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 01:53 PM
Dec 2019

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.

tiptonic

(765 posts)
25. U nailed it Botany
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:01 PM
Dec 2019

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..

dewsgirl

(14,961 posts)
29. Lev's devices the FBI now has, have to be an unprecedented
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:17 PM
Dec 2019

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

Roy Rolling

(6,792 posts)
38. All Senators, All GOP this👆
Fri Dec 27, 2019, 02:53 PM
Dec 2019

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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