Republicans Block FEC Probe Of NRA’s Russia Money And President Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC

Republicans Block FEC Probe Of NRA’s Russia Money And President Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC


>>>THIS WAS JANUARY, 2018.>>>THIS WAS JANUARY, 2018. A BIG SCOOP FROM A WIRE SERVICE. A BIG SCOOP FROM A WIRE SERVICE. FBI INVESTIGATING WHETHER FBI INVESTIGATING WHETHER RUSSIAN MONEY WENT TO NRA TO RUSSIAN MONEY WENT TO NRA TO HELP TRUMP IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN. HELP TRUMP IN THE 2016 CAMPAIGN. THE STORY SAID THE FBI WAS THE STORY SAID THE FBI WAS LOOKING INTO WHETHER A TOP LOOKING INTO WHETHER A TOP RUSSIAN BANKER WITH TIES TO THE RUSSIAN BANKER WITH TIES TO THE KREMLIN ILLEGALLY FUNNELED MONEY KREMLIN ILLEGALLY FUNNELED MONEY TO THE NRA TO HELP DONALD TRUMP TO THE NRA TO HELP DONALD TRUMP WIN THE PRESIDENCY. WIN THE PRESIDENCY. THAT RUSSIAN BANKER TIED TO THE THAT RUSSIAN BANKER TIED TO THE KREMLIN WE KNOW IS ALEXANDER KREMLIN WE KNOW IS ALEXANDER TORSION SEEN HERE WITH HIS TORSION SEEN HERE WITH HIS FAMOUS PROTEGE BU TINA. FAMOUS PROTEGE BU TINA. SHE SPREAD GUILTY TO SHE SPREAD GUILTY TO INFILTRATING THE NRA AND OTHER INFILTRATING THE NRA AND OTHER GROUPS. GROUPS. DESPITE A TON OF REPORTING ON DESPITE A TON OF REPORTING ON RUSSIA AND BUTINA AND THE RUSSIA AND BUTINA AND THE RUSSIAN EFFORTS TO INFLUENCE THE RUSSIAN EFFORTS TO INFLUENCE THE NRA, WE NEVER HEARD OF WHAT NRA, WE NEVER HEARD OF WHAT BECAME OF THAT REPORTED FBI BECAME OF THAT REPORTED FBI INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER PART INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER PART OF WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE OF WHAT WAS GOING ON WITH THE NRA IS THAT RUSSIA WAS USING THE NRA IS THAT RUSSIA WAS USING THE GROUP TO FUNNEL FOREIGN MONEY GROUP TO FUNNEL FOREIGN MONEY INTO THE 2016 ELECTION TO HELP INTO THE 2016 ELECTION TO HELP TRUMP. TRUMP. SOON AFTER THAT STORY FIRST SOON AFTER THAT STORY FIRST APPEARED, A WATCHDOG GROUP FILED APPEARED, A WATCHDOG GROUP FILED A COMPLAINT ASKING THE FEC TO A COMPLAINT ASKING THE FEC TO LOOK INTO THE COMPLAINT. LOOK INTO THE COMPLAINT. IT WAS NEVER CLEAR WHAT THE IT WAS NEVER CLEAR WHAT THE RESPONSE AMOUNTED TO. RESPONSE AMOUNTED TO. TODAY WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF AN TODAY WE GOT A LITTLE BIT OF AN ANSWER TO THAT WITH AN ANSWER TO THAT WITH AN EXCLAMATION POINT. EXCLAMATION POINT. THE COMMISSIONER HAS JUST GONE THE COMMISSIONER HAS JUST GONE PUBLIC WITH THIS STATEMENT. PUBLIC WITH THIS STATEMENT. STAYING THAT THE REPUBLICAN STAYING THAT THE REPUBLICAN APPOINTEES ON THE FEC BASICALLY APPOINTEES ON THE FEC BASICALLY THROTTLED THE INVESTIGATION TO THROTTLED THE INVESTIGATION TO MAKE SURE THE ALLEGATIONS WERE MAKE SURE THE ALLEGATIONS WERE NEVER REALLY LOOKED INTO. NEVER REALLY LOOKED INTO. QUOTE, THIS AGENCY BARELY LIFTED QUOTE, THIS AGENCY BARELY LIFTED A FINGER TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH A FINGER TO FIND OUT THE TRUTH BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST BLOCK BEHIND ONE OF THE MOST BLOCK BUSTER CAMPAIGN FINANCE BUSTER CAMPAIGN FINANCE ALLEGATIONS IN RECENT MEMORY. ALLEGATIONS IN RECENT MEMORY. THE FEC’S REPUBLICAN THE FEC’S REPUBLICAN COMMISSIONERS HAVE BLOCKED THE COMMISSIONERS HAVE BLOCKED THE COMMISSION FROM TAKING EVEN THE COMMISSION FROM TAKING EVEN THE SMALLEST STEP TO INVESTIGATE SMALLEST STEP TO INVESTIGATE WHETHER THERE WAS A VIOLATION. WHETHER THERE WAS A VIOLATION. WE DON’T KNOW AN ANSWER TO THE WE DON’T KNOW AN ANSWER TO THE QUESTION. QUESTION. FOR THE REPUBLICAN COMMISSIONERS FOR THE REPUBLICAN COMMISSIONERS TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE TO TURN A BLIND EYE TO THE POSSIBILITY THAT A FOREIGN POSSIBILITY THAT A FOREIGN ADVERSARY SECRETLY FUNNELED TENS ADVERSARY SECRETLY FUNNELED TENS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO A OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS INTO A PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS TO PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN IS TO BRING THEIR OBSTRUCTION TO A NEW BRING THEIR OBSTRUCTION TO A NEW AND BREATHTAKINGLY DAMAGING AND BREATHTAKINGLY DAMAGING LEVEL. LEVEL. SHE CLOSES, FURTHER SHE CLOSES, FURTHER INVESTIGATION WAS AND IS INVESTIGATION WAS AND IS REQUIRED. REQUIRED. JOINING US NOW IS THE DEMOCRATIC JOINING US NOW IS THE DEMOCRATIC MEMBER AND CURRENT CHAIR OF THE MEMBER AND CURRENT CHAIR OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. I APPRECIATE YOUR MAKING TIME. I APPRECIATE YOUR MAKING TIME.>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME,>>THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, RACHEL. RACHEL.>>HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU>>HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN MEAN ABOUT THE DISTANCE BETWEEN WHAT THE FEC, WHAT YOU AND YOUR WHAT THE FEC, WHAT YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES COULD HAVE DONE HERE COLLEAGUES COULD HAVE DONE HERE AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE. AND WHAT HAS BEEN DONE. YOU SAY YOUR REPUBLICAN YOU SAY YOUR REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES MADE SURE THE FEC COLLEAGUES MADE SURE THE FEC WOULD BARELY LIFT A FINGER TO WOULD BARELY LIFT A FINGER TO LOOK INTO THIS. LOOK INTO THIS. WHAT COULD THEY HAVE DONE VERSUS WHAT COULD THEY HAVE DONE VERSUS WHAT THEY DID DO? WHAT THEY DID DO?>>WE COULD HAVE DONE AN>>WE COULD HAVE DONE AN INVESTIGATION. INVESTIGATION. THE FEC HAS A PROCESS. THE FEC HAS A PROCESS. ANYBODY CAN FILE A COMPLAINT ANYBODY CAN FILE A COMPLAINT WITH THE FEC, AND OUR LAWYERS WITH THE FEC, AND OUR LAWYERS WILL REVIEW IT AND THEN THE WILL REVIEW IT AND THEN THE COMMISSION GETS TO DECIDE COMMISSION GETS TO DECIDE WHETHER WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO WHETHER WE’RE ACTUALLY GOING TO INVESTIGATE OR NOT. INVESTIGATE OR NOT. AND THE REASON — WHAT HAPPENED AND THE REASON — WHAT HAPPENED TODAY WAS THE FILE WAS MADE TODAY WAS THE FILE WAS MADE PUBLIC THAT SHOWED THAT THE FEC PUBLIC THAT SHOWED THAT THE FEC DID NOT DO ANY INVESTIGATION IN DID NOT DO ANY INVESTIGATION IN THIS CASE. THIS CASE. DID NOT TAKE THE MOST BASIC STEP DID NOT TAKE THE MOST BASIC STEP OF EVEN CALLING THE FBI. OF EVEN CALLING THE FBI. THE COMPLAINT WAS BASED ON THAT THE COMPLAINT WAS BASED ON THAT ARTICLE WHICH SAID THE FBI WAS ARTICLE WHICH SAID THE FBI WAS INVESTIGATING. INVESTIGATING. SO I SAID TO MY COLLEAGUES, SO I SAID TO MY COLLEAGUES, WELL, LET’S AT LEAST CALL THE WELL, LET’S AT LEAST CALL THE FBI AND ASK THEM. FBI AND ASK THEM. AND THEN WE’LL KNOW WHETHER THE AND THEN WE’LL KNOW WHETHER THE ARTICLE WAS WELL-FOUNDED OR NOT. ARTICLE WAS WELL-FOUNDED OR NOT. WE’LL HAVE THAT BASIC QUESTION WE’LL HAVE THAT BASIC QUESTION ANSWERED ANSWERED ANSWERED, ARE THEY INVESTIGATING ANSWERED, ARE THEY INVESTIGATING OR AREN’T THEY. OR AREN’T THEY. IN ANY EVENT, WE WOULD KNOW IN ANY EVENT, WE WOULD KNOW WHETHER THE ARTICLE WAS BASED ON WHETHER THE ARTICLE WAS BASED ON REAL INFORMATION OR NOT. REAL INFORMATION OR NOT. AND THIS REALLY WAS DUMBFOUNDING AND THIS REALLY WAS DUMBFOUNDING TO ME. TO ME. I COULD NOT GET AGREEMENT FROM I COULD NOT GET AGREEMENT FROM MY COLLEAGUES FOR OUR STAFF TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR OUR STAFF TO MAKE A SINGLE PHONE CALL OVER TO MAKE A SINGLE PHONE CALL OVER TO THE FBI, A SISTER AGENCY, A LAW THE FBI, A SISTER AGENCY, A LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. ENFORCEMENT AGENCY. WOULDN’T HAVE BOTHERED A WOULDN’T HAVE BOTHERED A CITIZEN. CITIZEN. ALL WE NEEDED TO DO WAS CALL ALL WE NEEDED TO DO WAS CALL ANOTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE AND ANOTHER GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE AND SAY ARE YOU OR ARE YOU NOT SAY ARE YOU OR ARE YOU NOT INVESTIGATING THIS ISSUE. INVESTIGATING THIS ISSUE. COULDN’T GET THE VOTES. COULDN’T GET THE VOTES. COULDN’T DO IT. COULDN’T DO IT.>>IF THAT HAD HAPPENED,>>IF THAT HAD HAPPENED, HYPOTHETICALLY, AND IT DIDN’T, HYPOTHETICALLY, AND IT DIDN’T, WOULD THE FBI HAVE TOLD YOU? WOULD THE FBI HAVE TOLD YOU? I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THE I DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGENCIES RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN AGENCIES WORKS ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS, WORKS ON SOMETHING LIKE THIS, BUT WOULD THE FBI HAVE HAD TO BUT WOULD THE FBI HAVE HAD TO TELL YOU IF THEY WERE INVOLVED TELL YOU IF THEY WERE INVOLVED IN THE INVESTIGATION. IN THE INVESTIGATION.>>THEY DON’T HAVE TO TELL US,>>THEY DON’T HAVE TO TELL US, BUT THEY OFTEN WILL TELL US. BUT THEY OFTEN WILL TELL US. THEY’LL TELL US BASIC THEY’LL TELL US BASIC INFORMATION. INFORMATION. SOMETIME THEY’LL TELL US WE’RE SOMETIME THEY’LL TELL US WE’RE IN THE MIDDLE OF AN IN THE MIDDLE OF AN INVESTIGATION, AND WE’D RATHER INVESTIGATION, AND WE’D RATHER THAT YOU JUST SIT TIGHT FOR A THAT YOU JUST SIT TIGHT FOR A WHILE AND LET US SORT IT OUT AND WHILE AND LET US SORT IT OUT AND SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND OUT FIRST. SEE WHAT WE CAN FIND OUT FIRST. AND THAT’S FINE. AND THAT’S FINE. THE FEC WILL OFTEN AGREE TO THE FEC WILL OFTEN AGREE TO ABATE THEIR INVESTIGATIONS WHILE ABATE THEIR INVESTIGATIONS WHILE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OR FBI IS THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT OR FBI IS LOOKING INTO SOMETHING. LOOKING INTO SOMETHING. OR SOMETIMES THEY’LL SAY WE’VE OR SOMETIMES THEY’LL SAY WE’VE DECIDED IT’S NOT A CRIMINAL DECIDED IT’S NOT A CRIMINAL MATTER. MATTER. IT MIGHT BE A CIVIL MATTER. IT MIGHT BE A CIVIL MATTER. WE’RE HAPPY TO SHARE INFORMATION WE’RE HAPPY TO SHARE INFORMATION WITH YOU. WITH YOU. SOMETIMES THEY SAY THERE’S SOMETIMES THEY SAY THERE’S REALLY VERY LITTLE WE CAN TELL REALLY VERY LITTLE WE CAN TELL YOU, OR THEY COULD CERTAINLY YOU, OR THEY COULD CERTAINLY FAIRLY EASILY SAY WE DON’T KNOW FAIRLY EASILY SAY WE DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT ARTICLE WAS TALKING WHAT THAT ARTICLE WAS TALKING ABOUT. ABOUT. WE’RE NOT INVESTIGATING AT ALL. WE’RE NOT INVESTIGATING AT ALL. WE JUST DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER. WE JUST DON’T KNOW THE ANSWER.>>COULD YOU AS THE CHAIR, AS AN>>COULD YOU AS THE CHAIR, AS AN INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONER CALL AND INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONER CALL AND TRY TO GET THE FBI TO TELL YOU TRY TO GET THE FBI TO TELL YOU THAT INFORMATION, OR IT HAS TO THAT INFORMATION, OR IT HAS TO BE THE VOTE OF THE COMMISSION TO BE THE VOTE OF THE COMMISSION TO DIRECT YOUR STAFF TO MAKE THE DIRECT YOUR STAFF TO MAKE THE CALL? CALL?>>WE HAVE A MEMORANDUM OF>>WE HAVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH THE JUSTICE UNDERSTANDING WITH THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT. DEPARTMENT. THE NORMAL PROCEDURE IS FOR THE THE NORMAL PROCEDURE IS FOR THE STAFF TO CALL AND MAKE THAT STAFF TO CALL AND MAKE THAT REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE AGENCY. REQUEST ON BEHALF OF THE AGENCY. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS USUALLY INDIVIDUAL COMMISSIONERS USUALLY DO, AND THE FBI WOULD PROBABLY DO, AND THE FBI WOULD PROBABLY WANT TO RESPECT THAT MEMORANDUM WANT TO RESPECT THAT MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING. OF UNDERSTANDING. THEY’D EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE THEY’D EXPECT TO HEAR FROM THE LEGAL STAFF, FROM OUR COUNSEL’S LEGAL STAFF, FROM OUR COUNSEL’S OFFICE, NOT FROM COMMISSIONERS. OFFICE, NOT FROM COMMISSIONERS. AND OUR STAFF WOULD BE PROBABLY AND OUR STAFF WOULD BE PROBABLY AFRAID TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL AFRAID TO MAKE THAT PHONE CALL WITHOUT THE DIRECTION OF OR AT WITHOUT THE DIRECTION OF OR AT LEAST THE APPROVAL OF THE LEAST THE APPROVAL OF THE COMMISSION. COMMISSION.>>DOES ANYTHING ABOUT THE FACT>>DOES ANYTHING ABOUT THE FACT THAT THE MARIA BUTINA CASE HAS THAT THE MARIA BUTINA CASE HAS EVOLVED, THAT SHE’S PLED GUILTY EVOLVED, THAT SHE’S PLED GUILTY TO UNLAWFULLY ACTING AS A SECRET TO UNLAWFULLY ACTING AS A SECRET AGENT THROUGH THE NRA WITH AN AGENT THROUGH THE NRA WITH AN EYE TOWARD INFLUENCING THE 2016 EYE TOWARD INFLUENCING THE 2016 ELECTION, THAT WAS A BIG ELECTION, THAT WAS A BIG DEVELOPMENT IN THIS SAGA. DEVELOPMENT IN THIS SAGA. DID ANY OF THAT INFLECT THE WAY DID ANY OF THAT INFLECT THE WAY THAT THIS MOVED OR DIDN’T THAT THIS MOVED OR DIDN’T THROUGH THE FEC? THROUGH THE FEC? WERE YOUR FELLOW COMMISSIONERS WERE YOUR FELLOW COMMISSIONERS MOVED BY THAT? MOVED BY THAT?>>THEY WERE AWARE OF IT.>>THEY WERE AWARE OF IT. THEY JUST DIDN’T FIND IT A THEY JUST DIDN’T FIND IT A PERSUASIVE FACT IN TERMS OF PERSUASIVE FACT IN TERMS OF INVESTIGATING THIS COMPLAINT. INVESTIGATING THIS COMPLAINT.>>UNBELIEVABLE.>>UNBELIEVABLE.>>A DEMOCRAT SERVING ON THE>>A DEMOCRAT SERVING ON THE ELECTION COMMISSION. ELECTION COMMISSION. THANK YOU FOR SENDING THE FLAG THANK YOU FOR SENDING THE FLAG UP THE FLAG POLE TO LET PEOPLE UP THE FLAG POLE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED. KNOW THIS IS HOW IT HAPPENED. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US THANK YOU FOR HELPING US UNDERSTAND IT TONIGHT.

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100 thoughts on “Republicans Block FEC Probe Of NRA’s Russia Money And President Donald Trump | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC”

  • Russia and the democratic party are in bed with each other. Hillary clinton sold uranium to russia and that's not told on the bias media

  • It's no longer the Republican Party. It's the Russo-Repugnikkkan Party, and yes, their partner in crime is the Ammosexual NRA which launders the rubles. When the Democrats won the House in 2018, it's because they were able to defeat Vladimir Putin and the Russian Mafia by turning out enough votes to negate the effects of interference in our system by a hostile foreign power. The Orange Bloatus is basically an indentured servant who's paying off a debt to the Russian Mafia which bailed him out when he was a failed real estate bunco artist and no U.S. Bank would loan him any more funds. Moscow Mitch is also up to what would be his chin , if he had one, in debt to the Russian Federation. And all of this is supported by a tyrannical minority of bullies, stooges and fools who are voting themselves into eventual serfdom. Think about it in terms of just about any national policy issue – universal healthcare for example. These malignantly authoritarian rubes would rather die from diabetic gangrene then support a healthcare plan that would benefit anybody who lives in an urban area and/or is a non-Caucasian. All indications point strongly toward Deplorable CroMAGAtards being the genetic cul de sac of Western civilization. – and of course, also easily manipulated by Russian intelligence operations. Wake up and smell the concrete, folks – Orange is the New Horrible. Rise up and resist the Idiokleptoplutocracy. Remember Helsinki.

  • Numba One Pike Countian says:

    Abolish the National Prayer Breakfast and tax the churches, mosques and synagogues. The Russians are using the our Religious Industrial complex against us.

  • Is there a single REpublican who is not compromised or has the ethics of a snake? America has the worlds biggest military by far, but its biggest enemy – by far – are the astonishingly corrupt politicians who are systematically destroying the country. The DEms have plenty of problems but they look like choir boys compared the the criminals in the GOP. Now we know why John McCain stood out so much in his party. He want corrupt and that made just ONE of them as such.

  • Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh teamed up with the Pittsburgh Police Department in 2016 to look at almost 900 firearms recovered from crime scenes in 2008. They found the criminals connected to these firearms did not legally possess them in 80 percent of the cases.

  • another Russian takeover? I guess nra is national Russian association now. How does america get the nra back now? Russia 2020 or 2020 Get Out

  • Now Russia’s America darn NRA sold out using American citizens as pawns while behind the scenes they have allowed foreign investors buy out the Republican Party

  • GreatDaneLoverz says:

    For people that are supposed to all be about law enforcement, they sure do act like criminals with something to hide.

    If you have nothing to hide, why block?

    Seems like a bit of hypocrisy being they went nits over their beloved money and time qasting "Bengazi" episode that turned up NOTHING

  • The Republicans are completely compromised and owned by Putin in every way and department where they gave a single member on the staff

  • Stephen Tomsky says:

    This isn't turning a blind eye; this is stabbing yourself in the eye and pretending it's always been bleeding that profusely.

    Republicans keep doing everything they can to obstruct justice and put this country in imminent danger.

  • Republicans are too far gone to save. Time to try and convince as many possible voters to actually get involved and vote for their best interests, because the Republicans are essentially an arm of Russia at this point.

  • Wasn't it just last week that conservatives was rioting in the streets how a black insurgent president was going to turn America into a Muslim country? Ironically, he instead saved thousands of manufacturing jobs in Detroit and our banking institutions on Wall street and actually saved the economy. All in his first year on the job.

  • This commisioner dosent seem very enthusasic to inquire the fbi about the investigation. She even says she has to power to call but traditionally here staff does it. Two simple words : deliberate ignorance. I dont trust her

  • Amelia delCastillo says:

    And the obstruction continues.. I would also call this COLLUSION by helping Russia succeed with further undermining the United States

  • Sincerely Yours says:

    What's happening is simple. Good people are cowarding away from al political problems in order to maintain the status qou.

  • Russia is basically the republican party.
    Wonder how many national secrets the Orange Troglodyte handed over already to his russian overlords…
    ,,You will be tired of winning" I guess he was saying this to Mr. Putin through the cameras.

  • Y'all know it's about the money,you know Mr Barr made sure it went away and probably never will,i knew it Smells like a(Turd)you know the W.H(turd)got his nose in it that's why the Republican's let the(Turd)run amuck inside the(W.H)he's got the goods on them all from Mitch on down?

  • The Republicans, rife with money from the NRA, are desperate to quash any exposure of the rank corruption that defines their relationship with what has grown to be the most disgustingly corrupt special interest group to ever flood the corridors of our nation's legislative chambers.

  • Why just scratch the surface Rachel? Name names and check if the GOP members of the FEC took donations from the NRA or Russians. Put up or shut up.

  • Traitor evil mentally sick old dictator trump did not win the job in DC. Evil putin helped him win it and we all know it. Shame on GOP's for letting this happen.

  • The Canada First Party says:

    How Come Rachel gets to Run her HATE SPEECH big fat mouth off on TV Everyday
    while The GOOD GUY'S Like us can't even share a Video that will help people vote better ?
    The System is rigged by anti-Canadian – Anti- American Globalist .

  • Terrance Moore says:

    What is it going to take before the good people of this country have had enough and DEMAND that there be an IMPEACHMENT and investigation OF ALL INVOLVED??? I mean really folks, WTH?

  • And MuthaFuckas are trying to make the Argument Trump and the GOP should be Voted out simply for their handling of the Economy?! That Is a Distraction. The GOP are working to do away with the Constitution itself

  • OccasionalGamer says:

    The NRA clearly laundered Russian money to benefit Trump's campaign, and should pay the price for that piece of treachery and betrayal to the country.

  • Ann yes good to see that the party of "the rule of law" is bending overbackwards to protect us from foreign interference.

    Oh that's right the republicans only move on something if it effects them in a negative way (or putin tells them to) 😕

  • bizybrit snowdon says:

    Its as p[alin as the day is long. Russia has infiltrated and by the looks of it in control of the U.S.A. Question is what you going to do about it. How can they the GOP just block all investigations. Barr and the rest of them are acting treasonous towards there own country. Madness!

  • What are the Democrats doing now? You do not expect corrupt Barr to do an investigation. He is Trump's lawyer not the peoples and should be impeached!

  • shirley chirch says:

    Ms Weintraub needs to pick up the phone and make the call. These are exceptional times and exceptional actions need to be taken.

  • Charles Cummings Sr says:

    It just goes to show you the lenghts that the NRA and the Republicans are prepared to go to put forth their agenda. They traitors to their country. WE better wake up before we lose our country. These traitors are pitting us against each other and meanwhile they are selling out OUR COUNTRY.

  • Everblue Freediving says:

    The GOP, Trump, his Administration, Moscow Mitch, and everyone that votes for them are traitors that serve Russia.

  • Chauncey Chappelle says:

    Here is what gets me… does Russia have gun rights? Then why entertain a red haired, of all hair colors, Russian woman about how important gun rights are to Americans. Unless, she was intended to entertain.

  • Who is funneling Six million Dollars A Year to you Rachel to tell stories favourable to Democrats and Always Detrimental and more often than that Hateful towards Republicans.

  • Another Republican agency owned by Russia. FEC REPUBLICANS ARE RUSSIAN AGENTS TOO.PLEASE OUT THEM BY NAME. I BEG MORE NEWS MEDIA PICK UP THIS STORY. AND JUST FACTS AND NANES OF ALL GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS WHO ARE HINDERING ALL INVESTAGATIONS IN ALL OFFICIAL CAPACITY TO END OUR DEMOCRACY AND CONSTITUTION AND COUNTRY.

  • I also urge reporting on federal judge appointments that have been vacant since Obama's administration by Republicans and now being filled by McConnell for Republican (Russians) that are lifetime appointments. We must take to the streets And our voices heard. NO APPOINTMENTS UNTIL AFTER ELECTIONS. SAME RULES APPLY AS UNDER OBAMA'S ADMINISTRATION. APPELLATE COURTS ARE EVEN MORE POWERFUL THAN SUPREME COURT JUDGES, BECAUSE SUPREME COURT DOES NOT HEAR ALL CASES BUT FEDERAL DISTRICT APPEALS COURTS DO.

  • Rachel and this show is all part of the normalisation process for smarter and more educated americans coping with Trump. Allows you to digest the corruption and crimes while feeling like someone is looking out for you and something will inevitably happen to Trump – all part of the plan people

  • The Dark Wing will not survive. The Blue Wave is building. In 2020 we will start washing away the Dark Wing, Extremist right wing, Crazy Tea Party Libertarians. doing the secret work of people like The Koch Brothers and Corporations that have the civil rights of a human "person"

    Learn about this Ulra wealthly and out of the spotlight private corporation and other well hiddin source of power that control more than you might imagine long with Accused Blood money[*] Human rights abuses
    Sourse: Wikipedia
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cargill
    Cargill, Incorporated is an American privately held[2][3] global corporation based in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and incorporated in Wilmington, Delaware.[4] Founded in 1865, it is the largest privately held corporation in the United States in terms of revenue.[5] If it were a public company, it would rank, as of 2015, number 15 on the Fortune 500, behind McKesson and ahead of AT&T.[6]

    Some of Cargill's major businesses are trading, purchasing and distributing grain and other agricultural commodities, such as palm oil; trading in energy, steel and transport; the raising of livestock and production of feed; and producing food ingredients such as starch and glucose syrup, vegetable oils and fats for application in processed foods and industrial use.

    Human rights abuses [*]
    In 2005, the International Labor Rights Fund filed suit against Cargill, Nestlé, and Archer Daniels Midland in federal court on behalf of children who were trafficked from Mali into Côte d'Ivoire and forced to work 12 to 14 hours a day with no pay, little food and sleep, and frequent physical abuse, on cocoa bean plantations.[41]

    Cargill was a major buyer of cotton in Uzbekistan, despite the industry prevalence of uncompensated workers and possible human rights abuses, and admissions made by two representatives that the company is aware of the possible use of child labor in the production of its crops. Their concerns have been public since 2005, but no action has been taken regarding labor violations in their Uzbek operations. The company has not traded any Uzbek cotton in several years.[42]

    In February 2018, several employees of Cargill's Dayton, Virginia plant held protests. Their grievances included poor health benefits, bad working conditions, and Cargill's allegedly firing employees who organized to create a union.[43] The protests led to nine people's arrest for trespassing on company property.[44]

    Even more recent evidence stems from a 2019 TV program on French channel France 2 about cocoa illegally harvested from protected areas in Côte d’Ivoire.[45] The report found child labour to be widespread on the plantations investigated: every third worker was a child. Instances of child trafficking from neighbouring Burkina Faso were also reported. Cargill, which buys from the plantations under investigation, at first denied that it was buying cocoa from protected areas, but was forced to admit that its traceability system had not reached these areas, and therefore that it could not fully trace the origins of its cocoa. One of Cargill’s biggest customers of cocoa sourced from Côte d’Ivoire is Swiss-based food giant Nestlé, as later reported by Swiss TV channel RTS.[46]

  • robert forsythe says:

    Paying politicians to do the bidding of billionaires is a Terror to the real owners of our Country, THE VOTERS and population of the United States 🇺🇸. Lying 🤥 for votes is a Capital Crime.

  • There is only one reason To block this…and that is because they know that the probe will find russian wrong doing in pursuit of aiding and abetting Trump.

    There is no other reason to block this.

  • Dennis DeSapience says:

    WAKE UP PEOPLE!! Itis not only Russian money involved here… the Israelis have also compromised traitor-trump, BIGLY!

  • Republicans the enablers block then blame the Democrats and say fake news. They will loose there percentage cut of AMERICA money in there pockets.

  • David Brandenburg says:

    sounds like we the FBI to do an investigation of those committee members, who blocked this FBI's Russian/ NRA investigation!.

  • At what point do we have enough information to subpoena leadership documents of a political party? This smells more and more like an actual conspiracy among all GOP leaders.

  • Republican administration is chuck-full of traitors concerned only about personal gain and having power.  Just how much damage do they have to do before they are stopped and punished?  Start with Moscow Mitch, the most obvious traitor of them all.  And then Jim Jordan, just to wipe that smarmy smile from his traitorous face, and for allowing sexual abuse of those college kids.  Friend of Epstein perhaps?

  • We already spent $32m on the Russia probe investigation with NO results whatsoever. Let’s move things along… don’t be an a$$ hat and listen to these fools.

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