Republicans Block FEC Probe Of National Rifle Association’s Russian Donations

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Why is the GOP blocking the FEC from doing their job of election oversight? Why don’t Republicans want US citizens to know whether money donated by Russian sources to the NRA was ever used for Donald Trump’s campaign?

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) condemned Republicans on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) after they voted on Friday to block an in-depth investigation into allegations that Russians illegally donated to the National Rifle Association (NRA) in an effort to benefit President Trump‘s 2016 presidential campaign.

“A foreign adversary interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the response from Republicans at every level, whether it be President Trump, congressional Republicans, or now the Republican appointees on the Federal Election Commission, has been to bury their heads in the sand or actively obstruct getting to the bottom of what happened,” Wyden said in a written statement provided to Newsweek.

“It’s inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help President Trump,” Wyden continued, according to Newsweek. “The blatant partisanship is appalling, undermines our democracy and leaves us vulnerable to continued interference in 2020.”

Source: The Hill, Newsweek

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