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Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:19 AM

If a member of Congress was caught

Taking money from say Putin for themselves and/or their campaign, what would they be charged with, and what could their sentence be if convicted?

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Reply If a member of Congress was caught (Original post)
duforsure Dec 2020 OP
doc03 Dec 2020 #1
SallyHemmings Dec 2020 #3
Botany Dec 2020 #2
aeromanKC Dec 2020 #4
TheBlackAdder Dec 2020 #5

Response to duforsure (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:21 AM

1. I guess he could be elected president nt

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Response to doc03 (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:28 AM

3. K & R

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Response to duforsure (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:27 AM

2. In most cases nothing will happen. GOP senators took in millions from the NRA/Russia in '16

https://elections.bradyunited.org/take-action/nra-donations-116th-congress-senators

the list

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/27/764879242/nra-was-foreign-asset-to-russia-ahead-of-2016-new-senate-report-reveals

the story

NRA Was 'Foreign Asset' To Russia Ahead of 2016, New Senate Report Reveals

The National Rifle Association acted as a "foreign asset" for Russia in the period leading up to the 2016 election, according to a new investigation unveiled Friday by Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore.

Drawing on contemporaneous emails and private interviews, an 18-month probe by the Senate Finance Committee's Democratic staff found that the NRA underwrote political access for Russian nationals Maria Butina and Alexander Torshin more than previously known even though the two had declared their ties to the Kremlin.

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Despite these declarations about their ties to the Russian government, NRA officials paid for and facilitated Torshin and Butina's introduction into American political organizations.


It was a explicit interest expressed by Butina: In one 2015 email to an NRA employee, Butina wrote, "is there a list of U.S. governors or members of Congress that might be present at some time during the [NRA] annual meeting?"

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Response to duforsure (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:38 AM

4. See: Ron Johnson

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Response to duforsure (Original post)

Mon Dec 28, 2020, 08:45 AM

5. Just setting the bar: China-NO, Russia-YES, Congo-?, Cuba-?, DPRK-?, Saudi-?, Syria-?, Turkey-? ...

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