BEN JACOBS UNCOVERED LINKS BETWEEN MONTANA CANDIDATE AND SANCTIONED RUSSIAN COMPANIES

Ben Jacobs, the Guardian journalist assaulted by Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte, uncovered a number of financial links between the office seeker and Russian companies currently being sanctioned.

According to a financial disclosure filed with the clerk of the House of Representatives, Greg Gianforte owns almost $150,000 worth of shares in VanEck Vectors Russia ETF and $92,400 in the IShares MSCF Russia ETF fund. Both are indexed to the Russian equities market and have significant holdings in companies such as Gazprom and Rosneft that came under US sanctions in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of the Crimea.”

ETFs are funds typically indexed to a broad array of securities (stocks and bonds) representative of an economic sector, country or really just about anything.

According to the article, if elected, Mr. Gianforte promises to put all of his assets into a blind trust.

“Greg strongly believes his personal assets should never influence his decision-making in office,” his spokesman Shane Scanlan said.

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