Just when you thought bad cop Robert Mueller’s witch hunt couldn’t turn any crazier, the sun rises yet again. Today, news of Mueller’s FBI “Russia Collusion” investigation turns to America’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association.
Yes, now that all other avenues of the FBI Russia investigation have turned up nothing, a new leak has come out from Mueller’s team. Supposedly some Russian banker named Torshin has a cozy relationship with the NRA and Putin, and funneled money to the NRA to defeat Hillary at Putin’s behest.
It’s true. Alexander Torshin attended the 2016 NRA convention, so that makes him cozy with the NRA.
And he once stood next to Vlad Putin.
Putting the evidence together, Mueller and his crack(pot) team of investigators believe they have a Eureka! moment. Torshin funneled money to the NRA to help Putin help Trump to win 2016’s American election. Presto! Collusion between the Russians and Trump to take down Hillary! Obviously, right?
Of course, the Russia Collusion investigation has run non-stop for many months now and has bupkis. McClatchy has details of the leak…
WASHINGTON-The FBI is investigating whether a top Russian banker with ties to the Kremlin illegally funneled money to the National Rifle Association to help Donald Trump win the presidency, two sources familiar with the matter have told McClatchy.
FBI counterintelligence investigators have focused on the activities of Alexander Torshin, the deputy governor of Russia’s central bank who is known for his close relationships with both Russian President Vladimir Putin and the NRA, the sources said.
It is illegal to use foreign money to influence federal elections.
Those suffering from Trump Derangement Syndrome gained yet another little tingle down their leg at this little tidbit from McClatchy’s story:
Disclosure of the Torshin investigation signals a new dimension in the 18-month-old FBI probe of Russia’s interference. McClatchy reported a year ago that a multi-agency U.S. law enforcement and counterintelligence investigation into Russia’s intervention, begun even before the start of the 2016 general election campaign, initially included a focus on whether the Kremlin secretly helped fund efforts to boost Trump, but little has been said about that possibility in recent months.
In reality, the only thing this latest unprofessional leak signals is desperation on the part of Mueller and his team.
This whole Russian Collusion thing is a scandal. Putin helped Trump because the Russians want to Make America Great Again? Because more American jobs, a stronger American military, lower oil prices, and tougher trade deals are good for Mother Russia?
Well, certainly a stronger American economy is good for Russian ammunition sales into America, so Mueller’s team might have something there… Maybe I’ve stumbled onto a plausible reason why the Russians wanted Trump to win: so they could sell more ammo to American gun owners.