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Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:35 PM

NRA busted giving Trump 9,259 times the legal limit: Bombshell campaign finance lawsuit

Source: raw story




24 Apr 2019 at 19:54 ET





The Federal Election Commission (FEC) was sued in federal court on Tuesday for allegedly failing to enforce campaign finance laws against the National Rifle Association (NRA).

Giffords, the nonprofit organization founded by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) after she survived an assassination attempt, sued the FEC for allegedly allowing the NRA to violate campaign finance law — including to help Donald Trump.


The new lawsuit, reported by BuzzFeed court and justice reporter Zoe Tillman, mentions the word “Trump” thirty-five times.

“Plaintiff’s complaints demonstrate that the National Rifle Association (“NRA”) violated the Federal Election Campaign Act by using a complex network of shell corporations to unlawfully coordinate expenditures with the campaigns of at least seven candidates for federal office, thereby making millions of dollars of illegal, unreported, and excessive in-kind contributions, including up to $25 million in illegal contributions to now President Donald J. Trump,” the lawsuit charged.

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And Trump wasn’t the only Republican listed in the lawsuit. The lawsuit also named Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI), Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and Montana state auditor Matt Rosendale, who unsuccessfully ran for U.S. Senate in 2018.........................................................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/04/nra-busted-giving-trump-9259-times-legal-limit-bombshell-campaign-finance-lawsuit/



Ah. love it that they included the other Repugs listed in the lawsuit.






Composite image of National Rifle Association President Oliver North and President Donald Trump (Fox News screengrabs)

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Reply NRA busted giving Trump 9,259 times the legal limit: Bombshell campaign finance lawsuit (Original post)
riversedge Apr 2019 OP
Chin music Apr 2019 #1
C_U_L8R Apr 2019 #2
PatrickforO Apr 2019 #22
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #39
DBoon Apr 2019 #56
BigmanPigman Apr 2019 #3
Hassler Apr 2019 #4
Fritz Walter Apr 2019 #61
Zoonart Apr 2019 #5
stillcool Apr 2019 #47
belpejic Apr 2019 #6
Cracklin Charlie Apr 2019 #12
CaptYossarian Apr 2019 #45
Skittles Apr 2019 #7
Judi Lynn Apr 2019 #10
3Hotdogs Apr 2019 #28
Judi Lynn Apr 2019 #30
UpInArms Apr 2019 #35
Calista241 Apr 2019 #49
NBachers Apr 2019 #70
Skittles Apr 2019 #32
Dave Starsky Apr 2019 #37
Skittles Apr 2019 #60
Dave Starsky Apr 2019 #65
Skittles Apr 2019 #66
Nac Mac Feegle Apr 2019 #38
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #40
Blue Owl Apr 2019 #29
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2019 #34
El Shaman Apr 2019 #67
Grasswire2 Apr 2019 #8
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #50
Volaris Apr 2019 #55
rkleinberger Apr 2019 #64
Brother Buzz Apr 2019 #68
safeinOhio Apr 2019 #9
bluedigger Apr 2019 #11
meow2u3 Apr 2019 #13
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catrose Apr 2019 #24
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2019 #25
lagomorph777 Apr 2019 #41
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stuffmatters Apr 2019 #33
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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:39 PM

1. Well I'll be dipped and lit.

I want to be shocked but, I'm not surprised. Desensitized to it almost. Almost. FU trump.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:39 PM

2. And where did those funds come from?

Smells like money laundering. Maybe even Rubles to Dollars.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:54 PM

22. Hmm. I had not thought of that.

Wouldn't put it past them. The Trumps are a crime family.

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:27 AM

39. Absolutely NRA Roubles might be what Trump's hiding in his tax returns.

How did Giffords get all this data?!?! Incredible work!

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Response to C_U_L8R (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:56 PM

56. Didn't a Russian billionaire with dual citizenship donate to the NRA?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:39 PM

3. The FEC can be sued?!?

I didn't know that. Thank you Gabbi Giffords!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:42 PM

4. Maybe Honey Bunny Maria Buttina can help answer how

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Response to Hassler (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:41 PM

61. Assuming she isn't whisked back to Mother Russia

Which is something AG Barr all-of-sudden now supports. Before she is compelled to testify in one court hearing, or another. And now, yet another.

If/when she testifies, cadet bone spurs’ comments will be fulfilled: “This is the end of my (P)residency. I’m fucked.” As will be the fate of the NRA. No wonder their pleas for donations have become more desperate recently. They realize they’re totally fucked!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:43 PM

5. Wonder how much of that was Russian money?

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Response to Zoonart (Reply #5)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:00 AM

47. I'm sure Maria Butina

& boyfriend Paul Erickson spilled some. I really want that stuff to see the light of day.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:54 PM

6. Tom Cotton

I'd really like to see that little sh*t go down...

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Response to belpejic (Reply #6)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:13 PM

12. Love seeing the little shit Josh Hawley included, as well.

He’s a real piece of crap.

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Response to Cracklin Charlie (Reply #12)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:24 AM

45. It's the entire GOP (Government Of Putin).

This would be the time to resurrect Raygun just to see those red cheeks get even redder.

It reminds me of 2000, when a co-worker asked me if I was a Democrat or an American. How the tables have turned!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:55 PM

7. there's Trump, looking like a fish again

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:02 PM

10. Incredibly ugly. A human being never looks like that.

Something hideous controls the expressions on that "face."

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:59 PM

28. "Mr. Potatohead with an anus for a mouth."

Not my original description, but I approve this message.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #28)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:40 PM

30. Yep, that sounds right. "As above, so below, in reverse." One's a mirror image of the other.

Some kind of mutated earthworm.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:08 AM

35. Oh my eyes!that should have come with a graphic warning

As should every picture of that malformed mouth

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #30)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:27 AM

49. Lol. You asshole. That's quite possibly the worst picture i've ever seen.

Look how fucking short that robe is.

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #49)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:28 PM

70. That sensual "Come Hither" beckon . . . it's more John Wayne Gacy than Casanova.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:13 AM

32. there is literally nothing said that requires that fucking fish face

NOTHING

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Response to Skittles (Reply #32)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:16 AM

37. I think he holds his lips that way to keep his dentures in.

Remember that "God Blessh duh Unahtedsh Shtaitsh" speech when they almost came flying out.

Apparently, he's never heard of Polygrip, or he is too lazy or vain to use it.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #37)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:16 PM

60. why would a rich guy need dentures

Last edited Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:26 PM - Edit history (1)

unless, of course, the egotistical bastard just could not be dominated by a dentist who is an expert in something Trump could not bluff about (I know teeth better than anyone!)....you just may be on to something, Dave Starsky

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Response to Skittles (Reply #60)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:22 PM

65. Because his dad was probably a cheap bastard...

Who thought that taking care of your teeth was a useless exercise and something that only "pussies" would do, so little Donald grew up without access to regular dental care.

As he became a celebrity, he would be able to hide certain aspects of his tooth loss with plates, etc. But he wouldn't have implants, etc., because it was an involved, time-consuming, and expensive process. He could just shove a denture in, the same way dear old Dad did. If you kind of keep your lips together like a goldfish, your artificial teeth won't pop out when you talk.

He is an absolute model of physical, mental, and emotional dysfunction.

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Response to Dave Starsky (Reply #65)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:27 PM

66. that does sound about right

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:03 AM

38. When the campaign was going on

I had one thought every time I saw him speaking.

The last time I saw a mouth like that, it was cleaning the algae off the glass in my aquarium. When he's talking, he looks like a plecostamus at work.

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Response to Nac Mac Feegle (Reply #38)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:29 AM

40. Plecostamus!

Haven't used that word since my wife sold the aquarium.

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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 11:07 PM

29. My god that's a punchable face if there ever was one

n/t

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Response to Blue Owl (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:00 AM

34. Did you forget Gabbie Giffords got shot in the head? Violence against politicians is funny?


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Response to Skittles (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:27 PM

67. A big

Blowfish !!!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 07:55 PM

8. Russian money, isn't it??? nt

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Response to Grasswire2 (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:30 AM

50. Let's ask Maria Butina

She is the link to NRA money sourced from Russians used in the campaign...

Could be, this is why the asshole Barr is willing to send her back to Russia before she can testify before congress.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100212046480

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:11 PM

55. DingDingDingDing..winner winner chicken dinner, right there!

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #50)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:09 PM

64. I don't understand why the Dems are not going after Barr!

Barr needs to be impeached first!

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Response to rkleinberger (Reply #64)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:51 PM

68. I don't understand why Barr was even confirmed

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:02 PM

9. Pay back the $25 million in fines plus

punitive charges and they should be toast.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:03 PM

11. They really should have put the amount in rubles.

Makes it easier for the oligarchs to calculate the skim that way.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:14 PM

14. What took so long to uncover this? That's pretty huge, as far as overpayment is concerned.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:17 PM

15. OH HELL YEAH!! I needed this news!!! As did we all!!

...and whenever I hear about the NRA, I think of this, from last May:

Spanish prosecutor Jose Grinda says Don Jr should be "very concerned" about wiretaps of his meetings w Putin crony Alexander Torshin (also NRA's contact in Russia). Grinda turned those wiretaps over to FBI.

http://www.newsweek.com/trump-jr-should-be-concerned-over-putin-allys-wiretapped-calls-spanish-945753

Yippie yi yo, muthafukkahs

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:27 PM

16. So much for the "law and order party"!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:28 PM

17. Yet another concern that we

need to attend to as 2020 nears.

Voter suppression (voter rights)!

Campaign laws (where the money goes - from who)!

It is OUR country, we must fight for it!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:30 PM

18. Well, I guess they could argue it wasn't the NRAs money

It was Putin's and the Russian oligarchs.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:33 PM

19. If true this goes well beyond the need for a simple fine rather there needs to be jail time and

not just a slap on the wrist time rather it needs to be a severe amount if they were involved in such a wide ranging conspiracy.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #19)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:46 PM

21. Right now it's a civil suit, hope it rises to a criminal charge too.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 08:45 PM

20. 3....2....1...."WITCH HUNT, FAKE NEWS, ANGRY DEMOCRATS!!!!!"

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:15 PM

23. Wow!!! Shut those fuckers down

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:19 PM

24. I'm surprised my non-Senator Cruz wasn't mentioned.

His recorded take from the NRA was $3 million, more than any other politician.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:50 PM

25. The only surprise here is that the Turtle wasn't on the list. nt

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:31 AM

41. Turtle's money is from China.

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Response to Ferrets are Cool (Reply #25)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:04 PM

53. No, Len Blavatnik donated millions to McConnell's campaign and Senate Leaders


Len Blavatnik, is now a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen. But Blavatnik was born in Odessa, during Soviet reign, emigrated to US in late 1970s. He went back to Russia in the late ’80s. Apparently one of/the richest man in UK now.

His companies donated over $6.3 million, with $2.5 million going to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund. In 2017, Blavatnik donated another $1 million to the Inaugural Committee. Donald Trump , Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain also accepted contributions.

Blavatnik and his long time friend and business partner Viktor Vekselburg hold about a 20% percent stake in an aluminium company called Rusal. Vekselberg also happens to be the largest shareholder in the Bank of Cyprus (think Manafort, Wilbur Ross).

Vekselburg is a Ukrainian-born Russian oligarch, one of Russia's richest men and close to Putin.

Rusal also owned in part by by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska, and Rusal was on on the U.S. sanctions list until recently. McConnell was among the advocates for lifting sanctions on Rusal, claimed Treasury would maintain pressure on Deripaska personally but no need to punish Rusal and disrupt global aluminum supplies.

Deripaska controls RUSAL with about 48% stake held by one of his companies. Russian government owns about 5% of this Deripaska's company thru its state owned bank, VTB.

Rusal just announced plans to invest around $200 million to build a new aluminum plant in Kentucky. Rusal will have a 40 percent stake in the facility.

Read this and tell me that Mitch is not in this up to his eyeballs.

https://www.newsweek.com/company-russian-oligarch-millions-aluminum-plant-mitch-mcconnell-1397061

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 09:58 PM

26. If you can't trust Ollie North, seriously, who can you trust?

If you put Ollie North in charge of your organization, seriously, what did you expect?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Wed Apr 24, 2019, 10:59 PM

27. Laundering Russian $$

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:01 AM

31. That's like having a 6-fish limit

And getting caught with 55,554 bass in the boat

And claiming nothing illegal happened

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:29 AM

33. Slim Senate wins of Tillis, Johnson,Gardener have always been suspicous to me.

Three total duds (zero charisma,ideas etc) beat 3 popular Democratic Senators...those wins always stank.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 07:09 AM

36. Lock 'em up.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:40 AM

42. See? It wasn't the gun's fault, it's the people that are bad.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 08:51 AM

43. tRump looks as though

he spent a large chunk of it on fast food, and tanning lotion.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 09:20 AM

44. GOOD news!

Hadn't heard this - thanks for report.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 10:52 AM

46. They RIGGED the election. nt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:17 AM

48. I guess the Russian-8 went

straight to the source. 4th of July will never be the same.

Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.), Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), and Rep. Kay Granger (R-Texas)

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 11:37 AM

51. Barr is going to get involved in this case also.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:03 PM

52. And NOW you know why Barr wants Butina OUT of the country, like, TODAY

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 12:05 PM

54. An extra 100% above the legal limit for every lie tRump belches out?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 01:54 PM

57. And likely nothing will happen

Nothing of any consequence at least.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 02:40 PM

58. Where'd they get that money from again? Oh right , Russia

The money they laundered through the NRA. And still Mueller couldn’t see the quid quo pro that would have made the collusion with the campaign a full on conspiracy crime.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:07 PM

59. So, Oliver Iran Contra North is up to his old tricks. Lock him up!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:54 PM

62. Ah, Oliver "the shredder" North. That explains a lot. Old shady is at it again.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 03:56 PM

63. The NRA isn't the gun lobby anymore, they're a hostile intelligence agency...

That's hell bent on destroying the left.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Thu Apr 25, 2019, 06:22 PM

69. That's a lot of really clean rubles.

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