Not great, Bob.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Paul Singer Donated Money to Devin Nunes... So What?

Per the irrepressible Scott Dworkin:

Devin Nunes' Campaign Donor Was Original Funder Of Trump-Russia Dossier

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes received a $5,400 contribution to his campaign committee from the owner of the Washington Free Beacon, the original funder of the Trump-Russia Dossier. The contribution was made on April 7th, 2015. It was reported in the NY Times in late October that Paul Singer’s conservative website originally funded the research for what became known as the Dossier.

I've gotta give this one a big yawn... first, the donation was a year and a half before #TrumpRussia was a thing.

Second, Singer has since come around on Trump. He put up a million dollars for his inauguration.

Singer gave to every Republican and his (nearly every one was male) mother in the 2016 cycle -- a total of over $25 million in contributions.

The list includes:

  • Joan McCarthy Lasonde
  • Dean Heller
  • Ed Royce
  • Jenniffer Gonzales Colon
  • Orrin Hatch
  • Scott Tipton
  • Scott Jones
  • Darryl Glenn
  • John Kennedy
  • Jason Chaffetz
  • Kelly Ayotte
  • Dave Reichert
  • Bruce Poliquin
  • Dave Joyce
  • Don Young
  • Jack Martins
  • John Bergman
  • Erik Paulsen
  • Denise Gitsham
  • Justin Fareed
  • Susan Brooks
  • Virginia Foxx
  • Mike Lee
  • Todd Young
  • Dan Carter
  • Kevin Brady
  • Peter Roskam
  • Thomas Earl Emmer
  • Kelli Ward
  • John Thune
  • Kevin Yoder
  • Will Hurd
  • Mike Gallagher
  • Don Bacon
  • Taylor Griffin
  • Daniel Innis
  • Roy Blunt
  • Marco Rubio
  • Pete King
  • James Lankford
  • Jerry Moran
  • Paul Ryan
  • Scott Walker
  • Erin Houchin
  • Ted Cruz
  • Rodney Frelinghuysen
  • Ryan Zinke
  • Ann Wagner
  • John Faso
  • David Jolly
  • John McCain
  • Mia Love
  • Chuck Grassley
  • Mike Crapo
  • Tim Scott
  • Sean Duffy
  • Pat Meehan
  • David Valadao
  • Kenneth Buck
  • Carlos Curbelo
  • Adam Kinziger
  • Ryan Costello
  • Ileana Ros-Lehitnen
  • Darrell Issa
  • Bob Dold
  • Mario Diaz-Balart
  • Mike Coffman
  • Devin Nunes
  • Charlie Dent
  • Dan Donovan
  • Rodney Davis
  • Frank Lobiondo
  • Jeff Denham
  • Joe Heck
  • Mimi Walters

He gave millions to the RNC and a number of Republican PACs as well.

So, yeah, there's a bit of irony here, but that's not the story... the story is that someone thought it was worthwhile to buy off basically every Republican elected official in the country. And after last week, I'd have to agree.

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