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The Russian candidate and the NRA

Posted By on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 at 7:12 AM

click to enlarge SPASIBO: Donald Trump thanks the NRA for support. A Russian thank you was apparently in order, too.
  • SPASIBO: Donald Trump thanks the NRA for support. A Russian thank you was apparently in order, too.

Shouldn't this be a big deal? Suggestions that wealthy Russians worked with the NRA to pump money into the campaign to elect Donald Trump?


From McClatchy reporting:

Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source.

The contacts have emerged amid a deepening Justice Department investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin illegally channeled money through the gun rights group to add financial firepower to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.
In another day, this would have been a bombshell. But that was before the NRA had become a de facto arm of the Republican Party (or vice versa) and before Russia had become more admired by Republican leaders and voters than Canada, France and Great  Britain.
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