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You know, if I was president and I had ties to Russia, and folks thought Russia hacked the election to help me win, and it wasn’t true, I’d go so far anti-Russia you’d think I couldn’t find it on a map.
I wouldn’t appoint a National Security Advisor with Russian ties; I wouldn’t appoint an Attorney General who had several meetings—two of which he lied about—with Russians; I wouldn’t appoint a member of my family who had business ties with Russia, to a high position on my team.
But then I’m not Donald _____ who either thinks he can get away with anything, or just doesn’t give a f**k what We The People think about him and Russia.
Last week, the President-For-Now announced his nomination of Chris Wray to be the next head of the FBI. No one knew ______ would be nominating Wray until he Tweeted about it at 4:44 in the morning, a mere two hours before intelligence chiefs were set to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Naturally, this was a plan to overshadow the nomination but why?
Let’s see ... Chris Wray was the criminal defense attorney who represented Chris Christie during the Bridegate scandal. Not a big deal, except when you remember that there were some questions about one of Christie’s missing cell phones that oddly appeared in Wray’s possession, so he seems a little shady, no?.
Maybe that might impede his nomination, maybe not; but ...
Chris Wray has ties to two Russian state-owned oil companies—Rosneft and Gazprom—through his law firm, King & Spalding. And while Gazprom is not connected to _____, Rosneft is connected to former _____ aide Carter Page.
And there are also the accusations raised in the Steele Dossier—that35-page report from a former British MI-6 operative—that Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin offered candidate _____, via Carter Page a 19 % stake in oil the company for lifting sanctions imposed by the Obama administration.
Huh. Want more? According to Kenneth McCallion, writing for USA Today:
“[King & Spalding]’srepresentation of Gazprom raises even more serious conflict issues for Wray. Gazprom was a partner in RosUkrEnergo AG (“RUE”), which is controlled by Ukrainian oligarch Dmitry Firtash. He is under federal indictment in Chicago for racketeering charges, has had numerous financial dealings with former _____ campaign manager Paul Manafort, and is generally considered to be a member of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s inner circle.”
Now, to be fair, Chris Wray did not personally work on any dealings with the two oil companies, but it still represents a significant conflict of interest.
If he’s confirmed, he’d almost instantly have to recuse himself from any investigation related to Russia or possible collusion with the ______ campaign.
Seriously, how many ties to Russia must this administration have before people, and Congress, say enough?