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Old 09-27-2019, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default The NRA was in Bed with the Russians

https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/27/polit...ion/index.html

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"During the 2016 election, Russian nationals effectively used the promise of lucrative personal business opportunities to capture the NRA and gain access to the American political system," Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon, the top Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said in a statement. "The totality of evidence uncovered during my investigation, as well as the mounting evidence of rampant self-dealing, indicate the NRA may have violated tax laws."
The committee also uncovered indications the NRA was footing the bill for some of the group's top officials to travel in pursuit of business interests or under the cover of a nonprofit group in order to meet with sanctioned individuals and entities in Russia.


Hey Siri: What is simultaneously shocking and obvious?
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Old 09-27-2019, 04:51 PM   #2
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There's nothing here that proves the NRA was at fault or did anything illegal. Only that the Russians were trying to gain influence within the organization. If the NRA is in cahoots with the Russians, then the Democrats are in cahoots with China. Typical CNN nonsense

And I have no love for the NRA, they threatened to sue me once(we settled out of court). No I won't go into details
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Old 09-27-2019, 05:00 PM   #3
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subscribers to my russian nothing burger thread were well aware of this fact many months ago.

in addition to infiltrating and controlling the gop, russian mobsters were using the nra to, as always, launder their ill gotten $ into maga properties- this time it was the campaign, not a tower.

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Alexander Torshin is a prominent Russian banker, politician, and gun-rights activist who is closely tied to the National Rifle Association. He has long been on the Spanish government's radar for his suspected involvement in money laundering and organized crime, and media reports earlier this year indicated that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin used the NRA as a vehicle to funnel Russian money into the election to boost Trump.

Josť Grinda, who has led investigations by the Spanish government into organized crime in the country, said this week that the FBI had in recent months requested and received transcripts of wiretapped conversations between Torshin and Alexander Romanov, a former Russian banker with connections to the mob who has been convicted of money laundering.

Grinda said Spanish authorities had turned over the transcripts featuring Torshin to the FBI "a few months ago," and that Romanov referred to Torshin on the tapes as "El Padrino," or the godfather.

Torshin and his longtime assistant, fellow Russian gun-rights activist Maria Butina, have attracted scrutiny over their attempts to set up backdoor meetings with senior members of the Trump campaign during the election.

The FBI has obtained wiretaps of a Putin ally tied to the NRA who met with Trump Jr. during the campaign

lock them up.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:03 PM   #4
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Top officials at the National Rifle Association knew Russians were using their ties to the gun rights group to try to bolster their status with lawmakers or the winner of the 2016 presidential election, a new report from Democrats on the Senate Finance Committee shows.

In 2015, Russian national Maria Butina, who last year pleaded guilty to conspiracy as an unregistered foreign agent, tapped her political operative boyfriend Paul Erickson to help her convince a top NRA official to come to Moscow, according to the committee report made public Friday.

"Russia believes that high level contacts with the NRA might be the BEST means of neutral introduction to either the next American President OR to a meaningful re-set in relations with the Congress under a (God forbid) President Clinton," Erickson, a GOP political operative wrote to Peter Brownell, the chief executive of a firearm accessories company and, at the time, the incoming president of the NRA. "This simple good will trip would have enormous diplomatic consequences for a future U.S. / Russia bilateral relationship to the world."

Butina dangled a potential meeting, apparently with Russian President Vladimir Putin, as well as meetings with companies in the Russian firearms industry that would be "really very good" for Brownell's business, to entice him to attend the 2015 Moscow trip. Brownell joined the trip, although his lawyer told the committee there was never a plan to meet Putin. Brownell's lawyer also told the committee that Brownell planned to explore business opportunities while in Russia.

Wow...
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:06 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Long Duck Dong
There's nothing here that proves the NRA was at fault or did anything illegal. Only that the Russians were trying to gain influence within the organization. If the NRA is in cahoots with the Russians, then the Democrats are in cahoots with China. Typical CNN nonsense

And I have no love for the NRA, they threatened to sue me once(we settled out of court). No I won't go into details

I think whatever proof of wrongdoing they have should be openly presented so that the American public can be made aware of what the NRA has been up to if they indeed have been up to no good.

This part is not good.

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The committee also uncovered indications the NRA was footing the bill for some of the group's top officials to travel in pursuit of business interests or under the cover of a nonprofit group in order to meet with sanctioned individuals and entities in Russia.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:27 PM   #6
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set your faces to shocked.

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Trump met with Wayne LaPierre and asked if the NRA would finance his impeachment defense. LaPierre said he would if Trump promised not to pursue any gun legislation.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/27/u...peachment.html

translation- the emperor begged big vlad/don semyon for more laundered funds to pay for his impeachment mess.
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Old 09-27-2019, 07:35 PM   #7
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set your faces to shocked.



translation- the emperor begged big vlad/don semyon for more laundered funds to pay for his impeachment mess.


get his ass impeached NOW.
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Old 09-27-2019, 08:23 PM   #8
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set your faces to shocked.



translation- the emperor begged big vlad/don semyon for more laundered funds to pay for his impeachment mess.
Felony

But Mexicans donít have documentation.
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Old 09-27-2019, 11:03 PM   #9
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This is a wild week.
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This is a wild week.
tekashi69 snitching really inspired some people that have been sitting on some crazy info huh?
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