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#kleptocracy is a name we need to use more. Let's call the Trump admin what it is. Trump has proven NAMING someone or something has a lot of power. Witness Sen. Elizabeth Warren stumbling early in her race because Trump named her *Pocahontas.*

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Witness the power of the names, "Fake News." "Crooked Hillary," etc. You can't deny the power of *naming* our foe or the actions of our foe. #Kleptocracy isn't used enough-it isn't even a recognized hash tag when you type it into a tweet. Let's get it trending. #IndictTrump
#Kleptocracy Paul Erickson, a Republican political operative & boyfriend of accused Russian spy Maria Butina, was indicted in the federal court in SD on 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. #Erickson
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#BREAKING >> Paul ERICKSON, Russian Agent Maria Butina’s Boyfriend & Republican/NRA Operative, INDICTED for Fraud & Money Laundering, by a federal grand jury in South Dakota today. New report from @woodruffbets @ErinBanco… #TrumpRussia
Paul #Erickson, already mixed up in Russia probe, is charged with 11 counts of wire fraud and money laundering. Butina's boyfriend faces a maximum penalty of up to 20 years in federal prison for each count in the indictment.…
#Erickson indictment shows several payments to "M.B." presumably Maria Butina. One for $8000 on June 24, 2015—just a few weeks before the FreedomFest conference in Nevada at which Butina turned up & got Trump to say if he were president, sanctions on Russia would be gone. #Maddow
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Feds Target Butina’s GOP Boyfriend as Foreign Agent

Paul Erickson, a longtime Republican politico whose Russian girlfriend is in jail on charges she acted as a covert foreign agent, has been informed that he may face similar accusations.…
A “target letter” that federal investigators sent Erickson’s lawyer, said they are considering bringing charges against him under Section 951 of the U.S. code—the law barring people from secretly acting as agents of foreign governments.…
“Essentially what it would say is that an American was acting to advance the interests of a foreign power, contrary to the interests of the United States of America,” said Renato Mariotti, a former federal prosecutor.
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