(REPORT) RUSSIAN OLIGARCH MONEY FLOWS FREELY INTO THE UPPER REACHES OF THE GOP

While party loyalty is often seen as why Republicans choose not to overly criticize the President, there is something else that is holding them back as well: Many senior Republicans have unseemly relations with Russian officials too.

“Donald Trump and the political action committees for Mitch McConnell, Marco Rubio, Scott Walker, Lindsey Graham, John Kasich and John McCain accepted $7.35 million in contributions from a Ukrainian-born oligarch who is the business partner of two of Russian president Vladimir Putin’s favorite oligarchs and a Russian government bank.

During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonid “Len” Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators. Mitch McConnell was the top recipient of Blavatnik’s donations, collecting $2.5 million for his GOP Senate Leadership Fund under the names of two of Blavatnik’s holding companies, Access Industries, and AI Altep Holdings, according to Federal Election Commission documents and OpenSecrets.org.”

via (Report) Russian Oligarch Money Flows Freely Into The Upper Reaches Of The GOP | The Intellectualist

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