DBP66 Posted May 17, 2018 Report Share Posted May 17, 2018 The Senate Judiciary Committee just announced the NRA colluded with Russia to interfere in 2016 election By Salvatore Nicholas Published on May 16, 2018 0 Apparently, the National Rifle Association (NRA) is somehow even more insidious than previously imagined. Not only do they celebrate the murder of children nationwide, but they are reportedly as intertwined in Russian espionage as Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. Democrats on the Senate Judiciary committee have documents in their possession suggesting that the NRA coordinated with Russia to help facilitate Trump’s election in the 2016 campaign. The 22-page Senate document outlines the preliminary findings from their investigation into Russian meddling, stating that the Kremlin might have “used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.” “The Committee has obtained a number of documents that suggest the Kremlin used the National Rifle Association as a means of accessing and assisting Mr. Trump and his campaign.” Democrats pegged two individuals of particular interest: Alexander Torshin, deputy governor of the Central Bank of Russia, and Maria Butina, a Russian national living in the U.S. Butina worked as Torshin’s assistant during the time in question. Torshin is a close ally of Russian President and Trump-enthusiast Vladimir Putin. Democrats allege that both Torshin and Butina were significant agents in the Russian effort to use the NRA’s propaganda channel to aid Trump. “[Butina and Torshin] repeatedly offered the campaign back channels to Russia and relayed requests from President Putin to meet with Mr. Trump. The Kremlin may also have used the NRA to secretly fund Mr. Trump’s campaign.” Both Butina and Torshin have ties to former NRA president David Keen, who served from 2011-2013, going so far as to host him at a pro-gun conference in Russia. Butina also created the Russian equivalent of the NRA, “Right to Bear Arms.” 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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