OK, see if you can follow the money here…
Ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, Ron Wyden just released the results of his investigation into the NRA’s relationship with Russia, which reveals that the organization may have violated numerous tax laws.
Apparently, the NRA paid for access between Russians and U.S. officials with their MEMBERS’ DUES!
Moscow Mitch McConnell has been kissed up to by the Russians and funded in part by them. In 2015-16, Kremlin-linked an associate of Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaskadonated to GOP leaders and PACs.
“his companies contributed over $6.3 million, with $2.5 million going to McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund. In 2017, Blavatnik donated another $1 million to the committee, records show, bringing the total to $3.5 million.”
The Senate report now urges the IRS to investigate the NRA’s abuse of their tax exempt status and asks them to
“investigate whether Russian arms manufacturers are evading sanctions to do business in the United States.”
In a word, I’d say YES!
(Photos, YouTube; via Politicusa)