FBI scrutinizing Russian embassy payments 'to finance election campaign of 2016'

FBI scrutinizing Russian embassy payments 'to finance election campaign of 2016'
FBI scrutinizing Russian embassy payments 'to finance election campaign of 2016'

"The FBI is scrutinizing more than 60 wire transfers, BuzzFeed News reported. The transactions, from the Russian foreign ministry, come up to be more than $380,000. They moved through Citibank accounts and most included the memo line related to financing the 2016 campaign."

this is really stupid watergate

The stupidity is only on one side of the transaction. The other side wanted to leave their fingerprints everywhere, easily discoverable. Why do you think Wikileaks was contacting Trump Jr. through Twitter DMs?

The note on this set of transfers does not indicate what election the money was to be used for, or even the country. Seven nations had federal elections during the span when the funds were sent — including the Duma, Russia’s lower house of Parliament, on Sept. 18, 2016. Russian embassies and diplomatic compounds opened polling stations for voters living abroad.

Just saying. Not a guaranteed U.S. tie.

More like an Under-watergate. Although I don't think Trump and crew are smart enough to hold their breath.

Money was sent to many Russian embassies. It could be that it was for those embassies to manage russian expat voting for the Duma (russian lower house) elections that were around that time.

Please don't go full Louise Mensch. It's noted in the article that there was a lower parliament Russian election that fall and as is commonly done, funds were sent to embassies to set up voting for Russians living abroad. This is totally normal and not some secretive money laundering scheme.

There's plenty of other smoking guns related to collusion/conspiracy. When you start going crazy about these truely nothing stories it weakens your arguments when real things surface.

::Trump puts the check in his pocket::

"Mr Trump you're supposed to give the check back if you aren't accepting our deal."

Trump: "Do what now?"

I'm confident in this statement: any other campaign would have returned this money and reported it to the FBI. Trump, crickets...

i suspect the Russians wanted to be caught.