Senate Strips Bill Of Requirement That Campaigns Report Foreign Election Help

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Sarah Shaiman

The Republicans are holding out for more defense policy legislation in exchange for the amendment.

The Senate removed language from an intelligence bill that required presidential campaigns to report offers of foreign election help, according to a CNN report.

  • Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said the language was removed as a condition to include the bill with must-pass defense legislation in what he called a "back-room deal.”
  • The Senate Intelligence Committee had approved an amendment requiring candidates to report the offers, but it was unlikely to pass on its own. Acting Senate Intelligence Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL) predicted the amendment would be removed due to an objection from the Senate Rules Committee.
  • Warner was outraged by Republican efforts to remove the amendment.

"If my Republican colleagues want to strip this legislation out of the NDAA behind closed doors, then I'm going to offer it up as an amendment to force an up-or-down vote and put every member of this body on the record," Warner said on the Senate floor.

  • Republicans have consistently rejected Warner’s bill over the past year. 

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Someone needs to expose the fact that in 2016 Rubio's PACs took $1.5 million from KGB Putin's boy, Russian oligarch Len Blavatnik who is also tied to Steve Mnunchin (currently the Secretary of Treasury) and part owner of the Russian aluminum company Rusal (second largest in the world); the same company who gave Moscow Mitch $3.5 million and is now building an aluminum plant in Kentucky! He also gave $1.1 million to Gov. Scott Walker, $800K to Leningrad Lindsey, $250K to Gov Kasich and millions to Comrade tRump through third parties! These bastards are selling us out for their 30 pieces of silver and should be hung for treason! Call your Congressmen and ask them if they prefer their payoffs in rubles or dollars, but be advised, they ONLY talk to contributors and that's a FACT!! OPEN YOUR EYES PEOPLE!!!!
How Putin's oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns
How Putin's oligarchs funneled millions into GOP campaigns


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