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Well, much of what you posted gruff (and nc, and A.P. and several others) posted earlier this year, as far as five 5 months ago has been demontsrated to bear fruit. The Russians funneled close to 80 million to trumps presidental campaign through the NRA. 

 

Russian elites met with NRA in lead-up to 2016 election: report

 

Prominent Russians were in contact with the National Rifle Association (NRA) during the lead-up to the 2016 election, McClatchy reported.

 

The Russians who met with NRA representatives during the 2016 presidential campaign included members of President Vladimir Putin's inner circle as well as the Russian Orthodox Church, according to the news outlet. Reportedly among the individuals identified are the former deputy prime minister overseeing Russia’s defense industry, Dmitry Rogozin, and Sergei Rudov, the leader of the St. Basil the Great Charitable Foundation — one of Russia’s largest philanthropies.

 

The report comes as the Justice Department continues its investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin tried to funnel money to the gun group to support President Trump during the 2016 presidential election.

 

McClatchy reported that the men dined with NRA representatives, mainly in Moscow, during the presidential campaign.

 

Rogozin, Rudov and Torshin can be seen meeting with leaders of the NRA in a photograph taken by the NRA during a 2015 trip to Russia, according to the article. An anonymous source with knowledge about the visit confirmed the meeting to McClatchy.

 

U.S. investigators are now looking into whether these meetings were part of a larger election-meddling operation, McClatchy reported.

 

The meetings took place as Russian hackers were interfering in the U.S. presidential election through social media and by hacking Democrats’ emails.

 

The NRA was Trump’s biggest financial backer in the 2016 election, spending more than $30 million to help his campaign.

 

The gun group disclosed inApril that it had received contributions from 23 individuals with links to Russia since 2015.

 

These individuals gave just over $2,500 to the NRA, mostly in the form of “routine payments” like membership fees. The NRA noted that some of the payments may have come from Americans living in Russia.

 

Russian elites met with NRA in lead-up to 2016 election: report

 

And again we find the Russians were helping the trump campaign to a tune of $30 million dollars....accepting foreign money for a political election is a federal crime.  Who will take the fall at the FBI?  I bet the trump apologists will claim he knew nothing about it.....LOL.


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@afisherwrote:

   Follow-up:    

The National Rifle Association reported this week that it received more money from people with Russian ties than it has previously acknowledged, but announced that it was officially done cooperating with a congressional inquiry exploring whether illicit Kremlin-linked funding passed through the NRA and into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said on Wednesday.

Wyden released a letter from the NRA, dated Tuesday, in which the gun rights group reported receiving $2,512.85 in contributions and membership dues “from people associated with Russian addresses” or known Russian nationals living in the United States from 2015 to the present. In the past, a congressional aide to Wyden said, the group had confirmed receiving only one financial contribution, in the form of a lifetime membership purchased by Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker.

 

     One can only hope that the Senate will take up this "follow the money" investigation, because NRA is mostly a lobbying company, so they should have to register as such.    The Nunes caucus have heads buried up Donald's nether-region.

 

The ONLY way to find out how deeply the NRAGOP is in bed with Russia is to eliminate the the Republican majorities this November. The mere fact they will no longer cooperate with the investigation should tell anyone with half a brain there's a bunch of money funnelling through the NRA to the Trump campainge and the RNC.

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   Follow-up:    

The National Rifle Association reported this week that it received more money from people with Russian ties than it has previously acknowledged, but announced that it was officially done cooperating with a congressional inquiry exploring whether illicit Kremlin-linked funding passed through the NRA and into Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) said on Wednesday.

Wyden released a letter from the NRA, dated Tuesday, in which the gun rights group reported receiving $2,512.85 in contributions and membership dues “from people associated with Russian addresses” or known Russian nationals living in the United States from 2015 to the present. In the past, a congressional aide to Wyden said, the group had confirmed receiving only one financial contribution, in the form of a lifetime membership purchased by Alexander Torshin, a Russian banker.

 

     One can only hope that the Senate will take up this "follow the money" investigation, because NRA is mostly a lobbying company, so they should have to register as such.    The Nunes caucus have heads buried up Donald's nether-region.

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@Olderscout66wrote:

The power of the NRA comes from them always voting as a block, however the GOPerLords tell them.

 

To destroy that power, the rational people just need to become a similiar block voting AGAINST whoever the NRA supports at least twice.

 

Then we can get some sane gun regulations, but only when the NRA cannot scare the politicians more than rational people do.

 

As to the NRA being willing shills for the Russians to get their support, does anyone here actually BELIEVE the NRA's story about how they just work with the Russian Government to support more gun ownership rights in Russia? The NRA does the Russians bidding for the same reason other Republicans do - to get money so they can buy political power.


 

Well of course - the NRA is all about money - It's been that way ever since the days of dishonest Harlon Carter.

It's painfully obvious that the NRA has been "bought" - may still be "influenced by outside interests"...

 

Were the rank and file yokels aware of Russian influence (trolls and bots in NRA propaganda)?

Nope - they believed the propaganda, and guzzled the koolaid...

 

 

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The power of the NRA comes from them always voting as a block, however the GOPerLords tell them.

 

To destroy that power, the rational people just need to become a similiar block voting AGAINST whoever the NRA supports at least twice.

 

Then we can get some sane gun regulations, but only when the NRA cannot scare the politicians more than rational people do.

 

As to the NRA being willing shills for the Russians to get their support, does anyone here actually BELIEVE the NRA's story about how they just work with the Russian Government to support more gun ownership rights in Russia? The NRA does the Russians bidding for the same reason other Republicans do - to get money so they ca nbuy political power.

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It never ceases to amaze me how we have become a 50-50 nation. 50 % of the population believe the NRA is corrupt and would be involved in a process to take Russian money and contribute it to Don The Con for the purpose of winning a election and releasing all the sanctions that had befallen the Russians. Then there is the other 50 % that would have us believe the NRA would never do such a dastardly deed and support a amendment that they hope someday the NRA will be able to deliver rocket propelled gernades or Tanks for their front lawn. Please bring back the old days when smart, intelligent, moral individuals make up a majority..

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No wonder The Donald has SO MUCH praise and love for the NRA and had the ability to look the  students in the eyes involved in the last school shooting and lie to them about helping them per some gun control knowing all along he again was LYING. Possably this is why the Las Vegas shooting had no gun control results, what does he care, he and his family are safe in Washington with guards 24/7. Getting him out of the Office can not happen fast enough for me. I am not Rep. or Dem. I vote for the best one qualitfied for the Office, and it surely was not and will never be The Donald. so my remarks  are IMO not because I am a Dem. 

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This is absolutely true. I just recently read an in depth article about this in an issue of Rollingstone magazine. The lengths the Russians went to and the depth of the Russian interference is nothing short of stunning.
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https://www.thedailybeast.com/kremlin-used-nra-to-help-trump-in-2016-says-senate-intelligence-commit...

Kremlin Used NRA to Help Trump in 2016, Senate Report Says Documents suggest Moscow funneled money to Trump through the gun group, according to the judiciary committee.

 

The Senate Judiciary Committee said Wednesday that the Russian government apparently used the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016.

 

I don't think Russia " used the NRA " I think it was a mutual relationship by consent that benefited both the interests of the NRA, Russian Intelligence, and Republicans.

 

 

 

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