The FBI has received Spanish wiretaps from an investigation of Russian money laundering through NRA that implicates Donald Trump Jr. Then there’s the money that GOP leadership received including the transfers made during the GOP convention.
Oligarch Len Blavatnik in 2016 gave Trumps pac $7.35 million. Marco Rubio, John Kasich, Lindsey Graham, Scott Walker received a whooping $2.5 million. https://t.co/mLHHdsrcFU
— vlh (@coton_luver) December 22, 2019
Chances are more than a few GOP retirements in 2020 come from foreign money, if only because of the millions transferred through the NRA for years.
- Spanish police have turned over to the FBI wiretaps of conversations involving Alexander Torshin, a prominent Russian banker suspected of money laundering who met with President Donald Trump’s eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., during the 2016 US presidential election.
- Torshin is closely associated with the National Rifle Association, and he and his longtime assistant attempted to use the organization’s annual convention in 2016 to set up a backdoor meeting between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
- Neither Trump nor his campaign associates attended the convention, but Torshin and Trump Jr. did attend a separate NRA dinner that same night.
- When José Grinda, a Spanish prosecutor who spearheads investigations into organized crime, was asked if he was concerned about Torshin’s interactions with Trump Jr. or other American political figures, Grinda replied: “Mr. Trump’s son should be concerned.”
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) December 23, 2019
Firtash’s motives are obvious: to escape U.S. prosecution and take revenge on Biden. Like several of Giuliani's sources, Firtash also has an interest in reversing Ukraine’s turn toward the West and restoring the pro-Russian regime under which he profited. https://t.co/SLIv31v8De
— Julia Davis (@JuliaDavisNews) December 23, 2019