Former Rand Paul And Mitch McConnell Campaign Manager Found Guilty Of Funneling Russian Money To Trump
We now have direct evidence that the Russians have been financially supporting Trump and the GOP
Jesse Benton, a former campaign manager for Ron Paul, Rand Paul, and Mitch McConnell was found guilty of helping a Russian businessman contribute to Trump’s campaign.
The Washington Post reported
, “The evidence at trial showed that Benton bought a $25,000 ticket to a September 2016 Republican National Committee (RNC) event on behalf of Roman Vasilenko, a Russian naval officer turned multilevel marketer. (Vasilenko is under investigation in Russia for allegedly running a pyramid scheme, according to the Kommersant newspaper; he could not be reached for comment.) The donation got Vasilenko a picture with Trump and entrance to a “business roundtable” with the future president.”
Trump pardoned Benton in 2020 for campaign finance crimes, but the federal government filed six new related charges and got a conviction.
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