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Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:41 PM

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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Reply No wonder Congressional Republicans are trying to destroy Mueller (Original post)
NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 OP
PatrickforO Dec 2017 #1
onethatcares Dec 2017 #12
tblue37 Dec 2017 #29
mucifer Dec 2017 #2
NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 #3
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #22
Pauldg47 Dec 2017 #24
getagrip_already Dec 2017 #30
Pauldg47 Dec 2017 #31
PragmaticDem Dec 2017 #4
Me. Dec 2017 #5
NastyRiffraff Dec 2017 #6
Me. Dec 2017 #7
TheDebbieDee Dec 2017 #8
Elwood P Dowd Dec 2017 #9
davsand Dec 2017 #10
2naSalit Dec 2017 #11
Duppers Dec 2017 #13
cilla4progress Dec 2017 #14
Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #15
True Blue American Dec 2017 #18
Kirk Lover Dec 2017 #19
dchill Dec 2017 #16
sueh Dec 2017 #17
defacto7 Dec 2017 #20
blue-wave Dec 2017 #21
avebury Dec 2017 #23
BadgerMom Dec 2017 #25
Sneederbunk Dec 2017 #26
dawg day Dec 2017 #27
TEB Dec 2017 #28
chia Dec 2017 #32
Stellar Dec 2017 #33

Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:45 PM

1. Mitch, Marco and Lindsey!

Oh, say it ain't so!

Not little Marco...surely not him...

LOL

Treasonous fucks.

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:54 PM

12. My next email or phone call to marcos office

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

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Response to PatrickforO (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:24 PM

29. Ryan, too, I bet. Maybe that's why he wants to quit congress. nt

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:47 PM

2. This is gonna get so ugly.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:48 PM

3. Treasonous LIARS

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.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:29 PM

22. we already know they contributed to....

bernie and jill stein. It's been documented elsewhere.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #22)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:47 PM

24. Bernie Sanders...give me that info where you got that from.

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Response to Pauldg47 (Reply #24)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:24 PM

30. just use google....

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.

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Response to getagrip_already (Reply #30)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:34 PM

31. I will see if its reliable.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 12:54 PM

4. Well this explains a few things.

 

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:01 PM

5. Don't Forget Ryan & Roherbacher

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Response to Me. (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:02 PM

6. Yes, that's why I want to see the full list

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

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:05 PM

7. Maggot Is Such A Beatifully DEscriptive Word

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

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:25 PM

8. Kick!

 

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:34 PM

9. This needs to stay at the top of the page for days. K&R

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

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:38 PM

10. Various talking heads have been working parts of this for a while.

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

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 01:47 PM

11. Some?

I'm guessing most.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:26 PM

13. K & R

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:39 PM

14. Great.research!

Bingo!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 02:41 PM

15. And they know Mueller is going to find out. Matt Getz whatever his name is was practically

 

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.

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Response to Kirk Lover (Reply #15)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:11 PM

18. Do not forget Jim Jordan.

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.

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Response to True Blue American (Reply #18)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:14 PM

19. He is vile and he is part of the TREASON CAUCUS.

 

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:05 PM

16. K&R.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:07 PM

17. K & R a million times!

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:16 PM

20. Don't forget what made it all possible...

Citizens United & The Supreme Court of the United States.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:21 PM

21. Bam!! Spot On!!

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.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:30 PM

23. I think that I read a different article about this topic that

indicated that McCain took money too.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:51 PM

25. Gotta love that the Dallas News in deep red Texas is the source.

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

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:57 PM

26. There is a lot of Russian dirt on congressional Repugs.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 03:57 PM

27. Lindsay, huh?

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.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 04:15 PM

28. GOP GOVERNMENT OF PUTIN

Traitors may they rot in prison

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 06:35 PM

32. Wow. From 273,600K bipartisan to 6.35 million hard right in one year's time.

Well doesn't that just explain a lot.

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Response to NastyRiffraff (Original post)

Mon Dec 18, 2017, 07:54 AM

33. Collusion is not a crime.. it's the cover-up..

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

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