The Senate Intelligence Committee wants records from the NRA’s 2015 trip to Russia.

By |2018-11-03T13:03:36-08:00November 4th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |4 Comments

You know what, I’d like to see those too.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

The Senate intelligence committee has asked the National Rifle Association to provide documents on its connections to Russia—including documents related to a 2015 trip some of its top leaders made to Moscow. That’s according to two sources briefed on the committee’s activities.

The NRA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Spokespersons for Sen. Richard Burr, the intelligence committee chair, and Sen. Mark Warner, the panel’s ranking member, declined to comment on the record.

The NRA’s Russia connections have drawn growing public scrutiny after a key figure in Russian outreach to the powerful gun lobby, Maria Butina, was indicted in July on charges of being an undeclared Russian operative connected to the country’s intelligence apparatus. Butina sought to use guns as a lever to tilt the Republican Party in a pro-Kremlin direction, creating a political firestorm for the NRA in the wake of her arrest. The intelligence committee’s document request is just one part of the aftermath.

Butina, whose Russian political patron Alexander Torshin is a senior figure in the country’s powerful central bank, ran a Russian gun-rights organization called the Right to Bear Arms. In December 2015, the group sponsored an NRA delegation to come to Moscow for a week. NRA dignitaries also met with another influential Russian, the former deputy prime minister Dmitry Rogozin. Torshin subsequently came under U.S. sanctions; Rogozin had been under sanctions since 2014.

A number of NRA heavy hitters were on that trip including Right Wing darling Sherrif David A. Clarke.

Here is the whole group.

You may remember that the NRA already got busted for lying about donations from Russia, and has been accused of laundering Russian money that was then donated to Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign.  (The NRA donated 30 million to help get Trump elected.)

So yeah, this probe might indeed find some very interesting things. 

Interesting things that I am sure Robert Mueller has already uncovered. 

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  1. Anonymous November 4, 2018 at 6:32 am

    Thumbnail pic: if people only knew how stupid they look.

  2. anon November 4, 2018 at 1:51 pm

    Did the NRA finally fire Sarah and Bristol Palin? I haven’t seen them with guns lately. They are such avid hunters and all that.

  3. Old Redneck November 4, 2018 at 3:46 pm

    Meanwhile, on her Instagram page, Bristol is:

    — Feeding her kids nothing but donuts covered with frosting and other sugary junk

    — Giving away “devotional books” by Joyce Meyer, a TV preacher-scam artist.

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