In Yesterday’s MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show, FEC Chair Ellen Weintraub dropped the bombshell revelation that Republican Commissioners blocked efforts by the agency to investigate whether Russia funnelled money through the NRA to support Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign. This if proven would be extremely reprehensible conduct by the FEC Commisioners. The relevant Maddow segment is available here.
According to the FEC website, the Republican FEC Commisioners who have served since 2017(Trump’s presidency) are Matthew S. Petersen, Caroline C. Hunter and Lee E. Goodman. It is therefore safe to assume that these are the three Republican Commissioners Chair Weintraub was referring to when she spoke to Maddow.
Bottom line folks, we are increasingly seeing efforts by seemingly upstanding Republicans to stall investigations into what Russia did in the 2016 elections. I’m sure many people who know these FEC Commissioners view them as upstanding citizens who would always do what is in the best interests of the United States. We must however not suspend our skepticism over Trump-GOP’s continuing ties to Russia and where, as here, serious questions have been raised about Commissioners Petersen, Hunter, and Goodman, we can only hope that the mainstream media and Democrats will hold them to account regarding their very questionable conduct.
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