Editor's Brief

Did Russia Launder Money to Trump Through the NRA

January 22, 2018 11:53 a.m.

Let me share a little background on news that the FBI is now examining whether Russians funneled millions of dollars to the NRA in 2016 to support Donald Trump. It seems highly likely that that is actually the Mueller probe, not just “the FBI”. But the sourcing of the original report seems to have made it impossible to prove that connection. It is difficult to overstate how much smoke there has been about this going back a year. If there was proof we’d know about it. But even very specific dollar amounts – $30 million – were being floated around even prior to Trump’s inauguration.

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