FBI Investigating Multi-Million Dollar Transfers From Russian Banker to NRA To Help Trump
The FBI is reportedly investigating whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump become President.
Federal investigators are targeting Alexander Torshin, a deputy head at Russia’s central bank, who hosted a pair of dinners for a high profile NRA delegation in Moscow in 2015, McClatchy reported on Thursday.
Torshin then reportedly met with Donald Trump Jr. at the NRA’s 2016 convention.
The gun lobbying group reported spending a record $55 million on the 2016 elections, $30 million of which went to supporting Trump’s bid.
The figure is triple what the NRA spent four years earlier in the general election for Republican Mitt Romney.
Most of the money was channeled through a branch of the NRA that is not required to disclose donors.
McClatchy reported that two people with close connections to the powerful lobby said its total election spending was closer to $70 million.
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