While watching some of Rosenstein’s testimony to the House Judiciary Committee today I was struck with how very concerned the Republican Party is with delegitimizing Mueller’s investigation. Perhaps the Republicans in Congress are afraid that the knowledge of these campaign contributions from a Russian oligarch will put them in an awkward position? It begs the question.. can a congressman who has accepted money from a Russian oligarch be trusted to care more about what is in the best interest of his country than the size of his next campaign donation? At the very least shouldn’t we be investigating the nature of these donations and make sure these republicans aren’t compromised in their loyalties? #putinspuppet#republicanshame#trumprussia#corruptaf
here’s a little bit on this topic from an article posted in August by the right leaning newspaper the Dallas Morning News: ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••
“Party loyalty is often cited as the reason that GOP leaders have not been more outspoken in their criticism of President Donald Trump and his refusal to condemn Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. Yet there may be another reason that top Republicans have not been more vocal in their condemnation. Perhaps it's because they have their own links to the Russian oligarchy that they would prefer go unnoticed.
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 Leonard "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. “ #notrumpnokkknofascistusa