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Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 8:45AM
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Ellen Weintraub, chair of the FEC, talks with Rachel Maddow about the resistance by her Republican colleagues to allow so much as a phone call to the FBI to inquire about an investigation into whether Russian money donated to the NRA was for the Donald Trump campaign.


Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 8:46AM
Deacon Ron Gray
That's because it was fake news. If there were anything to this complete and total fabrication the FBI would have made an announcement by now.

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 9:03AM
Steve Williams
This is not fake news when Russian money went to The NRA to Help trump in the 2016 Campaign. That Russian Banker name is Alexander Torsion seen here in this photo with his famous protégé Butina. I 'am sure you remember her, now don't you Steve?




Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 9:32AM
Deacon Ron Gray
That begs the question, why has there been no report from the FBI? Because the FBI doesn't NORMALLY comment when it FINDS NO CRIME.

Saturday, August 17th 2019 at 11:17AM
Steve Williams
STOP IT STEVE, NO CRIME, have you forgot that Maria Butina is in jail right now?


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 10:52AM
Deacon Ron Gray
The FBI has not made any report about Russian money being funneled to the Trump campaign through the NRA. That means they found no crime, Ron.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 12:13PM
Steve Williams
STOP LYING Steve, back in FEB 2018 The FBI reported that they was investigating the National Rifle Association to determine whether Russians illegally funneled money through the organization to help the Trump campaign.

Steve, Beyond Russian meddling, this allegation illustrates a problem of even broader scope in our political system.

the FBI recently launched an investigation to determine whether a Russian central banker, and Putin ally, illegally funneled money through the organization to help the Trump campaign.

The NRA is among the largest "dark money" organizations, reporting the greatest amount of campaign spending without revealing the source of the funds — over $35 million in the 2016 election cycle alone. Still, this amount was just a fraction of the over $175 million in reported campaign-related spending that came from unknown sources.


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 12:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Ron, did the FBI "determine whether a Russian central banker, and Putin ally, illegally funneled money through the organization to help the Trump campaign?"

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 1:36PM
Steve Williams
If you saw this material in this blog, you would have seen that the Republicans are trying it's best to BLOCK The FEC probe Of NRA's Russia Money through the NRA for Trump.

More controversy involving the Federal Election Commission. Chair Ellen Weintraub, a Democrat, called out Republican members on Friday. She said they blocked an investigation into whether Russian nationals illegally funneled money through the National Rifle Association to help then-candidate Donald Trump win the 2016 presidential election.

“Some allegations are too serious to ignore,” she wrote. “Too serious to simply take Respondents’ denials at face value. Too serious to play games with. Yet in this matter, my colleagues ran their usual evidence-blocking play and the Commission’s attorneys placed too much faith in the few facts Respondents put before us. As a result, this agency barely lifted a finger to find out the truth behind one of the most blockbuster campaign finance allegations in recent memory.”

She’s talking about a complaint filed with the FEC, in which the National Rifle Association, Russian central bank official Alexander Torshin, and Russian national Maria Butina allegedly violated a federal ban against foreign electoral assistance. This stemmed from a January 2018 McClatchy DC report that the FBI was investigating whether Torshin funneled money through the NRA to help Trump win.

The Republicans don't want you and the American people to know the truth and it looks like you want to be willfully GASLIGHTED by the republicans efforts. WOW!!!!


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 2:35PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I didn't ask you about the FEC Ron but they were correct not to query the FBI. They knew the FBI would let everyone know if any evidence of wrongdoing was found.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 3:07PM
Steve Williams
So you are saying that it is OK for the Republicans commissioners to turn a blind eye to the possibility that a hostile foreign government to secretly funneled tens of millions of dollars into a presidential campaign through the NRA with you are affiliated with, is that correct?


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 3:34PM
Deacon Ron Gray
What did the FEC commissioner expect the FBI to tell them Ron?

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 3:40PM
Steve Williams
Steve, Stop your BULL💩 and answer my question:

So you are saying that it is OK for the Republicans commissioners to turn a blind eye to the possibility that a hostile foreign government to secretly funneled tens of millions of dollars into a presidential campaign through the NRA with you are affiliated with, is that correct?



Monday, August 19th 2019 at 3:44PM
Deacon Ron Gray
No, that's not correct.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 3:54PM
Steve Williams
So, what are you saying Steve?


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 4:11PM
Deacon Ron Gray
What I'm saying Ron is that a year and a half ago McClatchy published an unverified report about what you are charging, and nothing has been heard since. The Mueller report has come and gone and the FBI FOUND NOTHING ABOUT NRA MONEY LAUNDERING. 2016 is a wrap.


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 5:14PM
Steve Williams
What you may not know Steve, The NRA spent $30 million during the 2016 campaign in an effort to get President Donald Trump elected, which has prompted questions about whether any Russian money was used. While the NRA has denied that it has been questioned by law enforcement, legal experts told McClatchy it's likely Mueller's team has secretly obtained the NRA's tax returns from the Internal Revenue Service.


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 8:15PM
Deacon Ron Gray
"The NRA has fallen into a public relations trap, and the Russians knew damn well what they were doing," former NRA spokesman John Aquilino told McClatchy. "The NRA was naive and got hoodwinked." WOW!!!!


Monday, August 19th 2019 at 8:17PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I remember well Ron, the 2016 campaign ads the NRA ran to support Trump. That's exactly the sort of thing I gave them $500 for.

Monday, August 19th 2019 at 8:53PM
Steve Williams
So why do you think was the reason why The Republicans Block FEC Probe Of NRA's Russia Money if everything was above board since that exactly the sort of thing you gave them $500 for?





Monday, August 19th 2019 at 9:21PM
Deacon Ron Gray
The Republicans didn't block an FEC probe of the NRA. They blocked a call to the FBI which would have been totally and completely feckless.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 10:34AM
Steve Williams
The truth is about to come out, so standby!

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 12:31PM
Deacon Ron Gray
Weintraub just wants her 15 minutes in the spotlight. She's Mika's hero now and that's good enough for her.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 12:41PM
Steve Williams
We are going to witness real evidence about The NRA so, standby.


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 1:27PM
Deacon Ron Gray
I've been waiting for a year and a half Ron, I'll keep waiting.

Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 3:45PM
Steve Williams
That's right, keep your panties on.


Tuesday, August 20th 2019 at 3:52PM
Deacon Ron Gray
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