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McConnell Received $3.5M In Campaign Donations From Russian Oligarch-Linked Firm

Len Blavatnik donated $3.5 million to Mitch McConnell's PAC from 2015 to 2017.

Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik, who holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, used to be a fairly run-of-the-mill campaign contributor, donating relatively modest amounts in a bipartisan fashion — and then the 2016 election cycle hit.

Beginning in 2015, Blavatnik lavished contributions on Republicans, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alone on the receiving end of $3.5 million between 2015 and 2017.

Via Dallas News:

Blavatnik contributed a total of $3.5 million to a PAC associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Blavatnik contributed $1.5 million to the GOP Senate Leadership Fund PAC in the name of Access Industries and another $1 million in the name of AI-Altep Holdings during the 2015/2016 election season. And as of September 2017, he had contributed another $1 million this year through AI–Altep.

Blavatnik, whose family emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, is a longtime business associate of Russian oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, both of whom have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Along with McConnell, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham received hefty sums from Blavatnik as well.

Read the full report here.

20 Responses

  • Robert Heckler

    Oct 5, 2018

    It all adds up doesn't it. The whole Republican leadership has engaged in fraud, followed by obstruction of justice, all to hide their bad deeds. They have sold us all out.

  • Gpw501

    Nov 13, 2018

    The republicans don’t hide where there money comes from the democrats do ask crooked Hilary Clinton where hers come from and she will delete every email in the server just too make sure she’s a complete disgrace

  • leaphty

    Nov 17, 2018

    Oh… you’re SUCH a Heckler!

  • aspen1125

    Dec 4, 2018

    wish everyone else can see it that way But they don't to them with this traitor buisness and all the corruption, it comes with the job and its dandy ok for them to acceted it

  • Big cods

    Dec 4, 2018

    What they need to investigate now is how much money McConnell has got from the Chinese too.

  • becky 44

    Dec 10, 2018

    Jail him

  • Singledad

    Jan 21, 2019

    Kentucky, you elected this Russian Shill! Fix it!

  • Singledad

    Jan 21, 2019

    Senate Republicans, you elected this Russian Shill majority leader. Fix it!

  • 5Giggy5

    Jan 24, 2019

    Yes a d his wife family are the Drug cartel. This corruption and disfunfion is giving them billions. The NRA has lost of A people all got money and are compromised on national security.

  • Juliet.Castille

    Apr 10, 2019


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