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NY Post: "FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: November 14, 2017 03:17PM
I'm posting the Murdoch Post's summary version because It's damning to Trump and his Russians.
Here's the link to the BuzzFeed original==> [www.buzzfeed.com]
(Title: "Secret Finding: 60 Russian Payments "To Finance Election Campaign Of 2016” ")



FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’
[nypost.com]
The feds are scrutinizing wire transfers the Kremlin sent to Russian embassies around the world with a memo line that said “to finance election campaign of 2016,” a new report said Tuesday.

The FBI is looking at more than 60 wire transfers totalling more than $380,000, BuzzFeed News reported.

The website said that the money, which moved through Citibank accounts, arrived between Aug. 3 and Sept. 20 last year at Russian embassies in nearly 60 countries, including Washington, DC, Afghanistan and Nigeria.

BuzzFeed said $30,000 was sent by the Russian foreign ministry to its embassy in the US capital.

The FBI learned about the transfers at the end of September, and is now looking into how the money was spent.

“We had an election and the intelligence community concluded Russia interfered in it,” an FBI agent told BuzzFeed.

“How could we not investigate a suspicious financial transaction that contained a memo that said, ‘finance election campaign 2016?’ Given the climate and what was in that memo line it would be very irresponsible for us not to investigate. It’s a good lead.”

President Trump has repeatedly denied collusion between his campaign and Russia, alternately calling the special counsel’s probe “a hoax” cooked up by Democrats, “a witch hunt” and “fake news.”
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Re: NY Post: "FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’"
Posted by: SteveO
Date: November 14, 2017 04:23PM
Title sounds too titillating to be true.

I think Putin is gaming on this one. That, or he knew they'd be exposed and just went all-in on the "@#$%& YOU AMERIKA!" I'm sure he spends a good part of every day reading our papers and laughing his ass off as it is. Gotta give the guy credit, he sure @#$%& up our nation and what it stands for. This could go on for years.
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Re: NY Post: "FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’"
Posted by: Acer
Date: November 14, 2017 04:45PM
On the other hand, it's a little hard to believe that Putin could have brought a significant portion of Russia's intelligence operation to bear on our elections, and NOT have some bureaucrat somewhere make fat-fingered move at some point, like this memo. Boneheadedness is not exclusive to America.
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Re: NY Post: "FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’"
Posted by: hal
Date: November 14, 2017 06:40PM
WaPo is not impressed...

The lure of the Russian smoking gun
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Re: NY Post: "FBI probing Russian wire transfers labeled ‘to finance election campaign of 2016’"
Posted by: Pam
Date: November 14, 2017 07:23PM
Active measures disinformation. Muddy the waters so the real info isn't so believable.
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