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Fri Aug 2, 2019, 02:17 AM

Ex-McConnell staffers lobbied on Russian-backed Kentucky project

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Source: Politico

Two former top staffers to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have lobbied Congress and the Treasury Department on the development of a new Kentucky aluminum mill backed by the Russian aluminum giant Rusal, according to a new lobbying disclosure.
The disclosure comes as Democrats are pushing the Trump administration to review Rusal’s $200 million investment in the Kentucky project — concerned that the mill will supply the Defense Department — and as McConnell weathers criticism for helping block a congressional effort to stop the investment.

Attention over the sanctions relief deal has focused on McConnell, given his role in halting a bipartisan congressional effort in January to stop the penalties rollback. McConnell told reporters in May that his support for lifting the sanctions was “completely unrelated to anything that might happen in my home state.”

“A number of us supported the administration,” McConnell said. “That position ended up prevailing. I think the administration made a recommendation without political consideration. And that’s — that was how I voted — the reason I voted the way I did.”



Read more: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/31/mcconnell-staffers-lobbied-russian-backed-kentucky-project-1442550

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sagesnow Aug 2019 OP
mr_lebowski Aug 2019 #1
Captain Zero Aug 2019 #2
tanyev Aug 2019 #3
onetexan Aug 2019 #4
Firestorm49 Aug 2019 #7
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Firestorm49 Aug 2019 #6
bluestarone Aug 2019 #8
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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 02:52 AM

1. This is most blatantly corrupt shit I think I've ever heard of in government

Let's not forget, Deripaska is the oligarch that Trump's Campaign Chair and convicted felon Manafort ... owed Millions of $$$'s to ... who he wanted to 'get whole with' by leveraging his proximity to Trump ... and then a short time later ... Trump Protector Moscow Mitch & his GOP Senate Criminal Cohort voted to remove the Sanctions against Deripaska, who then promptly proposed to invest $200M in Mitch's Home State.


Moscow Mitch, you slimy corrupt traitorous US-sellout motherfucker, you better PRAY a Democrat doesn't end up in the WH come Jan 2021, or you are SO FUCKED.

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 03:56 AM

2. Funny. Mitch allowed a vote

For his Moscow besties, and another for taxcuts for the rich and corporations. Man of the people of Kentucky? Not so much really.

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:11 AM

3. OK, Kentucky, time to tell Mitch "Dasvidaniya!"

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 08:12 AM

4. Time for Dems to investigate Moscow Mitch

i'm sure there's alot of Russian there, there to be discovered.

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Response to onetexan (Reply #4)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:59 AM

7. Deripaska is the oligarch who runs (owns) Rusal. If that name doesn't ring a bell......

Up to his chin in the rancid stink of the Russia investigation, and still manages to cozy up to Moscow Mitch. Quid pro quo.

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:56 AM

5. And Sen Moscow Mitch McTraitor was so proud of them, "they learned from the master!"

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 09:57 AM

6. This whole thing stinks, and yet, it goes on. Absurd.

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:05 AM

8. Like i said before here

This fucker should not be able to eat shit or drink without PROTESTERS around him ALL THE FUCKING TIME!! i know it's easy to say but hard to do BUT that's how i feel!

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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 10:54 AM

9. This shows how Moscow Mitch works

I received an email from Amy McGrath, his opponent for the senate seat in 2020.

"The new ads that Mitch is blanketing the state with right now are nothing short of a smear campaign. They go as far as to claim that Amy supports allowing “a woman on the way to the hospital to give birth to decide to abort it instead.” That’s a direct quote!"



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Response to sagesnow (Original post)

Fri Aug 2, 2019, 12:09 PM

10. Locking.

Dupe— posted in LBN on Wed. https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142348384
Please continue discussion in that thread.

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