BUSTED! Anti-Trump Attorney General Caught Banking Campaign Cash From Putin Tied Oil Tycoon

BUSTED! Anti-Trump Attorney General Caught Banking Campaign Cash From Putin Tied Oil Tycoon

Isn’t this interesting… one of the rabid Democratic attorney generals who attacked President Trump for his non-existent ties to Russia, has himself been caught taking donations from an energy tycoon out of the Ukraine that has ties to Vladimir Putin. This hasn’t been in the news at all. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has accepted more than $60,000 in donations from Leonard Blavatnik, who is a Ukrainian energy billionaire. Now, why do you think someone like that would be greasing the palm of a New York AG? It can’t be for anything good.

People like this don’t give money to certain politicians for no reason. We don’t buy this guy’s energy, so I’d really like to know why he’s giving heavy change to Schneiderman. He has raised $1.7 million in contributions during the first half of this year alone. Blavatnik has been involved in Russia’s oil industry for several years. One of his primary financial ventures, AAR, sold a 50 percent stake in energy company TNK, one of Russia’s largest oil companies, where Blavatnik served on the board of directors. The ties that bind this guy to Putin look pretty darn deep to me.

From The Daily Caller:

One of the attorneys general who has sought probes against the Trump administration has accepted large individual campaign donations from an energy tycoon with connections to Russian President Vladimir Putin.

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has accepted more than $60,000 in small donations from Leonard Blavatnik, a Ukrainian-born energy billionaire with ties to Russian oligarchs, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation examination of the Democrat’s financial disclosure reports.

Blavatnik plowed $25,000 into Schneiderman’s political war chest in January of 2017 – his generous contribution was one of the largest individual donations given to the New York Democrat this year. Blavatnik had previously donated $38,000 to the anti-Trump lawman from 2011 to 2014.

Schneiderman’s office has not responded to TheDCNF’s request for comment in time for the publication of this article

His fundraising efforts highlighted various legal challenges against the president have earned Schneiderman $1.7 million in contributions during the first half of this year, Politico reported in July. Schneiderman’s first half of contributions were consistent with the $1.6 million he reported in January.

Blavatnik, who holds dual citizenship in the U.S. and the U.K., has also been heavily involved in GOP politics – now why would that be? The billionaire used his holding companies Access Industries and AI Altep Holdings to contribute $2.5 million to Sen. Mitch McConnell for the Kentucky lawmaker’s GOP Senate Leadership Fund, according to Federal Election Commission documents. I smell corruption all over the place with this one. What is Mitch McConnell doing taking millions from a Russian billionaire like this for?

It gets worse. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio’s Conservative Solutions PAC received about $1.5 million through Blavatnik’s two holding companies and Ohio Gov. John Kasich pulled in about $250,000 through Blavatnik ventures. I think both Rubio and Kasich need to answer for this too. Schneiderman has hired high-profile Democrat attorneys to sick on Trump and his business holdings. His attorneys are primarily tasked with investigating and possibly prosecuting the Trump administration for possible civil rights abuses, according to Schneiderman’s office.

Marxist billionaire George Soros and his family have donated $251,000 to Schneiderman’s political campaigns since 2006. Soros himself has given him $64,500, while his sons and daughter-in-law donated the rest. Members of the Rockefeller family have also given $10,040 to Schneiderman since 2004, most of it coming from Larry Rockefeller, a prominent environmental lawyer, who’s given Schneiderman $7,500 since 2014.

I think it is time that Schneiderman be exposed for all his personal financial dealings. If he’s going after Trump, then turnabout is fair play. And I think someone really needs to dig into Blavatnik and all those he has given funds to and why. Sunlight is the best disinfectant here.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton is an editor and writer for Right Wing News. She owns and blogs at NoisyRoom.net. She is a Constitutional Conservative and NoisyRoom focuses on political and national issues of interest to the American public. Terresa is the editor at Trevor Loudon's site, New Zeal - trevorloudon.com. She also does research at KeyWiki.org. You can email Terresa here. NoisyRoom can be found on Facebook and on Twitter.

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