Group of elite Russians met with NRA executives during 2016 campaign.

By |2018-06-13T04:41:24+00:00June 12th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |5 Comments

Go ahead, act surprised.

Courtesy of McClatchy:

Several prominent Russians, some in President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle or high in the Russian Orthodox Church, now have been identified as having contact with National Rifle Association officials during the 2016 U.S. election campaign, according to photographs and an NRA source.

The contacts have emerged amid a deepening Justice Department investigation into whether Russian banker and lifetime NRA member Alexander Torshin illegally channeled money through the gun rights group to add financial firepower to Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential bid.

Other influential Russians who met with NRA representatives during the campaign include Dmitry Rogozin, who until last month served as a deputy prime minister overseeing Russia’s defense industry, and Sergei Rudov, head of one of Russia’s largest philanthropies, the St. Basil the Great Charitable Foundation. The foundation was launched by an ultra-nationalist ally of Russian President Putin.

The Russians talked and dined with NRA representatives, mainly in Moscow, as U.S. presidential candidates vied for the White House. Now U.S. investigators want to know if relationships between the Russian leaders and the nation’s largest gun-rights group went beyond vodka toasts and gun factory tours, evolving into another facet of the Kremlin’s broad election-interference operation.

Also, keep in mind that there is growing evidence that the Russians laundered money through the NRA that was ultimately provided to the Trump campaign. 

So can we call the NRA a terrorist organization now? 

Because I would really like to. 

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  1. anonymous June 12, 2018 at 11:57 am

    NRA = National Ru$$ian Ammosexuals?!

  2. Anonymous June 12, 2018 at 3:18 pm

    Kinda OT: That off duty, dancing FBI agent as been charged with second-degree assault.

  3. Anonymous June 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm

    Let’s hope this is the beginning of the end of the terrorist group called the NRA!! Another bunch of traitors like the fake president and the republican party.

  4. Anonymous June 13, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    Mo$es Reborn

  5. anonymous June 13, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    ““There is no evidence the Trump campaign knew about the men’s contacts with Russian officials,” the report said in a disclaimer.

    Banks was a major supporter of the Brexit campaign, donating more than 8 million pounds (or nearly $11 million) to the cause. He was also offered the opportunity to be involved in a $3 billion consolidation of six Russian gold mines, playfully named “gold play.” The company is part-owned by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s former deputy chief of staff, CNN reported.

    Banks confessed he’d been approached about the transactions but after talking to others about the project he decided not to be involved.

    Another email about the “gold play” shows Banks asking for a meeting in Moscow with Sberbank, a Russian bank currently sanctioned by the U.S. and the European Union after the invasion of Crimea in 2014. Banks told CNN, however, he never met with them and swore the money he donated to Brexit was not from Russia.”

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