Congressional investigators want to talk to the NRA’s own lawyer about concerns over the group accepting money from Russia and giving it to Trump. McClatchy reported, “Congressional investigators are examining information that a longtime attorney for the National Rifle Association had concerns about the group’s ties to Russia and its possible involvement in channeling Russian […] The post Investigators Want To Talk To NRA Lawyer About Laundering Russian Money For Trump appeared first on Politicus USA.
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The administration has been far tougher on Russia than the president himself, whose pattern of diversion has steadily increased since he took office.
The NRA was the largest single contributor to Trump’s campaign. Their $30 million contribution was almost 10 percent of all the money that Trump raised. That contribution seems to match a surprising jump in the NRA’s own revenues. The NRA’s tax return for the election year of 2016 showed a surge in contributions and grants to $124.4 million, compared with $95 million the prior year. The NRA got $30 million more in 2016 … and fed $30 million out to Trump. But, as a non-profit, the NRA isn’t required to describe the source of all its funding. Around $19 million seems to have come from memberships and member contributions. That leaves a lot of funds left to explain—and at least one NRA board member with some worries. Congressional investigators have learned that a longtime attorney for
President Vladimir Putin is urging Russians to cast ballots in Sunday's election, which he's certain to win.
Over the last year, Russian hackers have gone from infiltrating business networks of energy, water and nuclear plants to worming their way into control rooms.
After weeks of saying that it was unnecessary to sanction Russia, despite legislation that mandated new sanctions, the embarrassing fact that his good friend Vladmir Putin authorized the use of a genuine WMD on British soil has apparently spurred Trump into taking very limited action. The new punishments include sanctions on the Internet Research Agency, a Russian troll farm that produced divisive political posts on American social media platforms during the 2016 presidential election. Yevgeniy Viktorovich Prigozhin, a financial backer to the Internet Research Agency with deep ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin, is also included. Prigozhin is one of the 13 Russians already under indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Trump appears to be counting this as action taken via
On Monday, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders couldn't even bring herself to utter the word "Russia" in response to a question about whether the Trump administration thought Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in England. By Wednesday, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley was singing a totally different tune, saying "the United Stands in absolute solidarity with Great Britain" and "believes that Russia is responsible for the attack." Now that one U.N. Security Council member has been accused of using chemical weapons against another member, she added, "The credibility of this council will not survive if we fail to hold Russia accountable." Even the White House press shop managed to squeeze out a release Wednesday evening stating t
On Monday, UK Prime Minister Theresa May set a deadline of Tuesday evening for Russian officials to explain how their military nerve agent came to be spread across a British town. But the only apparent response from Russia was a Twitter thread and some rather ominous warnings. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said: “Who does Britain think it is, issuing ultimatums to a nuclear power?” The UK apparently believes that it is also a nuclear power, one that won’t buckle to Russian threats or worry about keeping Vladimir Putin happy. With the deadline past, the UK now seems set to take action. The UK will expel 23 Russian diplomats after Moscow refused to explain how a Russian-made nerve agent was used on former spy in Salisbury, the PM says. Theresa May said the diplomats, wh