Russian Republicans

NRA-National Rifle Association, closed by NY AG Letitia James August 6, 2020– EVP Wayne LaPierre, CFO/Treasurer Wilson “Woody” Phillips, ED of G Ops./CoS Joshua Powell, Corp Sec/Gnrl. Counsel John Frazer took donations for millions in annual personal gains, $64 million in losses over 3 years.

Maria Butina-Russian intelligence operative that infiltrated the Republican Party during the 2016 election cycle via the NRA 

Paul Erickson

  • Sen. Mitch McConnell-Senate Majority Leader
  • Sen. Lindsey Graham
  • Sen. Marco Rubio– Acting Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee
  • Fmr. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Orange County, CA), Putin’s Favorite Congressman
  • Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) Libertarian “… Did (the Russians) hack into the DNC’s emails? Probably, and so we need to protect ourselves,” Paul said in a Jan. 9 radio interview,. He added that many countries engage in cyber-warfare, including the U.S., and also said he has a “healthy degree of skepticism” with regard to James Clapper, the current Director of National Intelligence. Paul accused Clapper of misleading Congress about the collection of meta data from Americans’ cell phones.” January 12, 2017
  • Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA)-House Intelligence Committee. His winery has sold to a Russian distributor
  • Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI)
  • Rep. Tomas Massie (R-KY-04, 2012)-The Freedom CaucusMaria Butina  Libertarian Voted Against Russian Sanctions Pushing the Spygate alternate narrative: “Unless WaPo & NYT articles are wrong, it seems that an informant (spy) for the Obama administration (paid tax payer dollars?!) kept tabs (spied) on the Trump campaign. Of all the disturbing revelations about the deep state in the last 2 years, I find this one most disturbing. @RepThomasMassie 9:58 AM · May 19, 2018Here’s how Thomas Massie became the most Kremlin-friendly member of the House He’s dined with Maria Butina and voted against Russian sanctions: the Kentucky Republican picks up where Dana Rohrabacher left off. ThinkProgress

The same day that UK officials announced that Putin poisoned Sergei Skirpal and the Senate Intelligence Committees Mark Warner affirmed the Russian interference, 8 Republicans went to Moscow.

“As numerous intelligence and national security officials in the Trump administration have since unanimously re-affirmed, the (Intelligence Community Assessment’s) findings were accurate and on point,” said committee Vice Chairman Mark Warner, a Democrat.

“The Russian effort was extensive and sophisticated, and its goals were to undermine public faith in the democratic process, to hurt Secretary Clinton (Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton) and to help Donald Trump,” Warner said.

Eight Republicans pick the worst possible place to celebrate July 4 Washington Post Dana Milbank July 6, 2018 “So, what do we call these Red Square Republicans? My interlocutors on Twitter suggest “Moscow Mules.” Or, given the position they put themselves in before our masters in Moscow, perhaps they should be called the Prostrate Eight: Sens. Richard C. Shelby (Ala.), Steve Daines (Mont.), John Hoeven (N.D.), John Neely Kennedy (La.), Jerry Moran (Kan.), John Thune (S.D.) and Johnson, plus Rep. Kay Granger (Tex.). Duma member Vyacheslav Nikonov said that of the many meetings he has had with American lawmakers, this “was one of the easiest ones in my life,” The Post’s Anton Troianovski reports. The Post’s Karoun Demirjian reports that state television in Russia mocked the meek Americans. One Russian military expert said, “We need to look down at them and say: You came because you needed to, not because we did.” Sergey Kislyak, Russian legislator and former ambassador to Washington, dismissed the Prostrate Eight’s message as “things we’d heard before,” and said “our guests heard rather clearly and distinctly” Russia’s denial that it interfered in U.S. elections. They hardly needed to go to Moscow for that, though, because Trump himself tweeted last week: “Russia continues to say they had nothing to do with Meddling in our Election!” This came after Trump pushed for Russia to be readmitted to the Group of Seven [G7], and in advance of the July 16 Putin-Trump meeting in Helsinki that an Esquire writer called Trump’s “annual performance review.”