Democratic Senator chastises Republicans for blocking investigation into possible election interference by Russia using the NRA.

By |2019-08-19T08:05:41-08:00August 19th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |8 Comments

Gee, the Republicans seem a little touchy about this subject. I wonder why?

Courtesy of Newsweek

Senator Ron Wyden blasted the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on Friday after the agency’s Republican commissioners blocked an attempt to fully investigate the National Rifle Association (NRA) over reports that Russia may have used the gun-rights group as a conduit for its election interference efforts, and possibly in contravention of campaign finance law.

“A foreign adversary interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the response from Republicans at every level, whether it be President Trump, congressional Republicans, or now the Republican appointees on the Federal Election Commission, has been to bury their heads in the sand or actively obstruct getting to the bottom of what happened,” Wyden said in a written statement.

“It’s inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help President Trump. The blatant partisanship is appalling, undermines our democracy and leaves us vulnerable to continued interference in 2020,” he continued.

In particular, the FEC was considering whether to further probe if Alexander Torshin, a senior official at the Central Bank of Russia, and Maria Butina, his former assistant, may have violated the ban on election contributions from foreign nationals by funneling money through the NRA.

So here’s the thing.

If there is nothing for the NRA to hide why would they be so defensive about this investigation?

And also if there is a possibility that the Russians used the NRA to interfere in our elections why would good Republican patriots not want to find that out?

You know if I was a cynic I might think that all of them, the Russians, the NRA, and the Repubblicans, were working together to undermine our free and open elections. 

You know, if I was a cynic.

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8 Comments

  1. OT/ RIGHT August 19, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2019/08/these-6-former-trump-officials-are-most-likely-to-throw-him-under-the-bus-in-2020/

    5.) Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
    4.) Former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
    3.) Former chief of staff John Kelly.
    2.) Former Defense Secretary James Mattis.
    1.) Former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

  2. anonymous August 19, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    https://www.defenseone.com/threats/2019/08/us-just-launched-long-outlawed-missile-welcome-post-inf-world/159278/

    Sunday’s test sent a ground-launched missile more than 500 kilometers, a test that would have been illegal last month.

    • Anon August 20, 2019 at 7:10 pm

      Can’t you tell? It’s dick measuring. Who cares.

  3. OK August 20, 2019 at 6:40 am

    https://www.politico.com/story/2019/08/20/trump-russia-prison-time-1468987

    “On Twitter, on conservative cable TV and in countless interviews, they’ve claimed the FBI and U.S. intelligence agencies are on the verge of being exposed for planting spies, falsifying evidence and forging testimony. They’ve relished in the possibility that a federal prosecutor on the case could file criminal charges. And they’ve predicted jail time for top Obama-era leaders who they say were behind a “deep state” plot to take down Trump. “This was treason. This was high crimes,” Trump said during a recent Fox News interview with Sean Hannity. “This was everything as bad a definition as you want to come up with. This should never be allowed to happen to our country again.” “Conservative media outlets have fueled the drumbeat about the possible outcomes from the Horowitz and Durham probes.”

  4. Анонимные August 20, 2019 at 8:50 am

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  5. Anon August 22, 2019 at 10:44 pm

    The NRA is a Russian front.

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