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#NRA skips bullet again: By Trump keeping the Federal Election Commission without members, enforcement action against illegal NRA donations comes to halt. nbcnews.com/politics/2020-… #FEC #RIPFEC
Statement of reasons of FEC Chair Ellen L. Weintraub regarding allegations that: "Torshin – a senior Russian central bank official with ties to Putin – had illegally funneled money to the NRA to help then-candidate Donald Trump win the presidency.” eqs.fec.gov/eqsdocsMUR/731…
The #NRA requested the matter be dismissed in a letter to the #FEC dated March 19, 2019: fec.gov/files/legal/mu…
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Jay "Succubus" #Sekulow, @ACLJ Chief Counsel, Trump's counsel, and graduate of P.T. Barnum's "Let's Milk the Suckers" University, worked his ass off to ingratiate himself with the foible-laden administration of George W. Bush.
I know. I was there.
#johnroberts
Prior to my unceremonious termination by the @ACLJ, I served as Senior Counsel with the ACLJ from 1993 until 2012. For the entirety of that time, I represented ACLJ's clients from our office in DC, a decade of that time in our Capitol Hill office.
#sekulow
#johnroberts
Here's one example.

At the ACLJ, we were NOT AT ALL involved in campaign finance-related issues. We did represent churches threatened with loss of tax exempt status over pulpit commentary about elections.
#FEC
#BCRA
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Now, this here is the sort of #AllOutCrazy news that's coming out & is actually no surprise.
#FEC 2👀at #Congresswoman & #ChiefOfStaff who engaged in a #CampaignDonationsScam creating a slush fund w/the $$$.
Man, is she the dumbest person 2ever be elected 2 #Congress?
#Nitwit
2) Okay here's the #WashingtonExaminer ==> AOC’s chief of staff ran $1M slush fund by diverting campaign cash to his own companies
#SaikatChakrabarti, #AllOutCrazy's Chief of Staff is paid $80k per year by her, when others receive $120k. #Congressional rules require that anyone
3) earning $120K or more must disclose all sources of their income. It's no big leap 2wonder what else he's hiding? We are seeing a bipartisan move 2remove this upstart & it's not taking much 2unveil all of her transgressions.
#PelosisPissed #GoodbyeAOC!
washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ocasi…
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As @chrisgeidner breaks this news: Reminder: Crossroads GPS ranks as the No. 2 top-spending #darkmoney group since #CitizensUnited. It told the #FEC it spent ~$110M on political ads between January 2010 & December 2016 bit.ly/2xd1xud
A top Crossroads GPS official once said: “Some donors didn’t want to be disclosed. They were more comfortable giving to a (c)(4), and so we created one.” n.pr/2NUCC7W via @peteroverby @nprpolitics
.@IssueOneReform combed through public records and identified 10 donors to Crossroads GPS. These donors accounted for just 2% of the $349M Crossroads GPS raised between June 2010 & December 2016 bit.ly/2xd1xud
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Is this your official comment, @Google? Do you have a comment on the content/questions (in thread) below?
Q's for @Google @GoogleDevExpert
@googlepartners:
Can you confirm that Mikey Dickerson and Todd Y. Park routed election data through the White House during the Obama administration?
Is this system still functional?
Who operates and/or operated this US Digital Service? VJarrett?
Wikileaks release: June 29th, 2014 - 'Urgent Call' from Robby Mook to John #Podesta
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More than $800M has been spent in elections by #darkmoney groups since #CitizensUnited per @OpenSecretsDC

Did you know that the top 15 groups account for 75% of this spending?

A new @IssueOneReform report examines these 15 major dark money groups

issueone.org/dark-money/
Fact: Most of the top #darkmoney groups are attack dogs. For 14 of the top 15 groups, more than 50% of their spending on ads overtly calling for the election or defeat of candidates from 2010 to 2016 was negative. For 6 groups, more than 90% was negative bit.ly/2QnsXFB
Top among these #darkmoney groups was the US Chamber of Commerce, which reported spending ~$130M on political ads to the #FEC between 2010 and 2016. That’s about $1 of every $6 spent on political ads by all dark money groups during this time. bit.ly/2QnsXFB
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@emptywheel @maggieNYT “They do so even while describing a lawyer who represents three high-placed witnesses in the case (along w/#McGahn, #WilliamBurck represents #ReincePriebus and #SteveBannon) opining that the President’s legal exposure makes cooperation “insane.” emptywheel.net/2018/08/18/the…
@emptywheel @maggieNYT “Along the way, the story engages in other kinds of spin, all of which happens to make #DonMcGahn look far better than he should...” 👀See #Koch #FollowTheMoney #JonesDay 👉
@emptywheel @maggieNYT 🔥“#StephenBrogan, Managing Partner, #JonesDay
W/at least 13 of its lawyers positioned strategically throughout Trump administration, including #DonMcGahn, the firm has not been coy about its ties to Trump & exercises immense, unprecedented power in” D.C. washingtonlife.com/2018/05/09/leg…
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📍(1) “O, what a tangled web we weave when first we practise to deceive” the story of Google, Perkins Coie, CrowdStrike, Fusion GPS, Clinton, Soros and many other players. To begin, Google has been a client of #PerkinsCoie for quite a long time..
(2) #Google has a very close relationship with Clinton, it goes all the way back to her days as Secretary of State. Not only did they donate heavily to her campaign they also support the Clinton Foundation. In fact the boss even made her campaign plan.
(3) During the campaign Google and Perkins Coie just happened to partner together to release a tool designated to drive voter turnout. “Partnering” seems like a strange term considering they have long worked together.
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