There are a ton of Democrats who have been proven to have taken donations from Russian entities.
The same can certainly be said for Republicans.
So what exactly is the problem with all these politicians taking donations from the Russians or any other foreign government for that matter?
For the same reason we don’t sell arms to terrorist-supporting nations. Wait. All right, SOME of us sell arms to terrorist-supporting nations…but we shouldn’t. Let’s be clear on that right from the get-go.
For the record, we’ve already proven why the ridiculous Trump/Russia conspiracy theory is false, but this kind of thing does happen.
By accepting donations from a foreign government, the theory is that there will be undue stress upon the politician to be friendly to said nation’s trade agreements, military actions, and boycotts upon other nations.
Basically, it would be a bribe to the US official by the nation attempting to curry favor with us. The Clinton camp would undoubtedly deny the millions that changed hands between Russia and Hillary and yet, it continues to happen.
Guess who ELSE wanted money from Russia?
20 Oct 2008 statement from the Russian Federation to the United states in relation to an alleged letter from the McCain campaign requesting a financial contrbution from Russia:
‘We have received a letter from Senator John McCain requesting financial contribution to his Presidential campaign. In this connection we would like to reiterate that Russian officials, the Permanent Mission of the Russian Federation to the United Nations or the Russian Government do not finance political activity in foreign countries.’
Wikileaks staff have verified the authenticity of the document. Obviously the statement is designed to undermine the McCain campaign and is an extremely interesting Russian intervention into US domestic politics. It remains to be seen whether the play, which lacks subtlety, will backfire and generate support for McCain.
As is made clear by the WikiLeaks team, this may or may not be a hoax, perpetrated by the Russians in order to paint McCain in a bad light. If it is a hoax, then McCain is breathing a sigh of relief in his posh home in D.C.
However, if it is authentic, McCain better start looking for a new job (or better yet, just retire).
There’s already a darn good chance Washington has their mole; McCain was the massive media leak aka the hole the Trump administration has been trying to plug.
And now he’s connected with the Russians…? Oh, GOODY.