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Sun May 5, 2019, 10:32 AM

 

GOP Campaigns took 7.35 million from oligarch linked to Russia.

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https://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/08/03/tangled-web-connects-russian-oligarch-money-gop-campaigns

Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin's favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.

Marco Rubio's Conservative Solutions PAC and his Florida First Project received $1.5 million through Blavatnik's two holding companies. Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.




This is surely part of the reason republicans refuse to stand against trump and Russia.

This article is old but still relevant. Not sure why this is never reported on main stream media.
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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:46 AM

1. The Koch Brothers are even worse Oligarchs

 

For example, remember this?

2016 elections and Donald Trump[edit]
A group associated with the Kochs announced plans to raise $889 million leading up to the 2016 elections.[46][47][48] After the Republican primary, they decided to not donate to Trump's campaign at all, instead focusing on the Congress and Senate races.[49] Charles Koch criticized Trump's Muslim travel ban suggestions during the campaign and said "it's possible" that Hillary Clinton could be a better president, although strongly denied rumours that he would actually support Clinton.[50][51] In June 2018, the Kochs backed a multimillion-dollar campaign organized by three pro-free trade political groups to oppose the Trump tariffs.[52]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Political_activities_of_the_Koch_brothers#Political_contributions

$889 MILLION. Woah baby.

Why don't people call the Koch clowns Oligarchs, that's EXACTLY what they are. Koch Brothers sounds too harmless.
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Response to uawchild (Reply #1)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:58 AM

4. Why are these things never reported? The 4th estate is also owned by them.

 

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #4)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:19 AM

8. Things about the Koch are reported once, then squashed.

 

Stuff about oligarchs like the Koch Brothers gets reported, but it's reported like once then the matter gets dropped.

Things unfavorable to the rich buying political favors do not get amplified in the media. Not at all.
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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:50 AM

2. Yes they did and that is why they are fighting so hard

 

not for more damaging information to come out.

The whole Republican party has been bought and paid for.
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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 10:52 AM

3. We need to make it illegal to accept ANY monies....

 

from ANY foreign entities, oligarchs, banks aligned with ANY foreign power and even more safeguards to prevent Russkie or other foreign monies from being shuttled (and hidden from our view) via the Kochs, the NRA or other winger-affiliated groups. This need to be at the top of our agenda.
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Response to machoneman (Reply #3)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:00 AM

5. Completely agree. Republicans would have to vote to get it passed.

 

Considering it would greatly impact their campaign donations, they will never go for it.
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Response to onecaliberal (Original post)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:11 AM

6. James O'Keefe is very concerned about the influence of foreign money!

 

James O’Keefe releases sting video of Canadian buying Hillary gear - By Bradford Richardson - 09/01/15 02:12 PM EDT

In the video, an operative from the James O’Keefe-led Project Veritas approaches a Hillary for America booth manned by officials Molly Barker and Erin Tibe, when she notices the woman next to her get turned away from making a donation because she is a Canadian citizen.

“Sure, so we can’t take contributions from anyone that is not a citizen of the United States,” Tibe tells the woman who is only identified as a Montreal native.

The undercover Project Veritas journalist then offered to serve as a middleman in the transaction, accepting the Canadian citizen’s money and handing it over to the campaign in exchange for merchandise.

O’Keefe said the video is evidence of Clinton campaign officials violating the federal election law that prohibits political campaigns from accepting donations from “a foreign national directly or indirectly.”

https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/252428-james-okeefe-releases-sting-video-of-canadian-buying-hillary


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Response to tanyev (Reply #6)

Sun May 5, 2019, 11:15 AM

7. Just as the Russians used the NRA to contribute to republican campaigns. That was Butinas game.

 

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Sun May 5, 2019, 11:25 AM

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