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originally posted by: Gorgonite
originally posted by: thedigirati
why did you have to lie??
Russia is not mentioned in the link
there is no russia so you are lying
No need too but you did.
negative flags for you
You are correct, it is not mentioned in that article. However, it is mentioned in the source article.
The men were charged with four counts, including conspiracy, falsification of records and lying to the FEC about their political donations, according to the indictment that outlines a conspiracy to funnel a Russian donor’s money into U.S. elections.
Also, it is laid out in more detail in the indictment LINK
They’ve apparently been trying to profit off of their connections to the administration and the president’s extortion of Ukraine.
Parnas and Fruman have reportedly teamed up with a Trump-supporting Florida oil magnate to start 45 Energy Group—a Houston-based energy company reportedly looking to do business in Ukraine—whose name is a transparent reference to the 45th president.
To maximize their profits, the three have reportedly been pushing for a change in leadership at Naftogaz, a state-owned Ukrainian energy company with which they were looking to swing a deal. (Their lawyer denies that their efforts were “a shakedown,” calling it “an attempt to do legitimate business that didn’t work out.”)
This push reportedly recently gained them an ally: departing U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, who’s been pushing Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to install a new board at Naftogaz—including “a fellow Texan who is one of Perry’s past political donors.” This new board would almost certainly be friendlier to Parnas and Fruman’s interests as well. (A spokesperson for the Energy Department has denied that Perry was “advancing anyone’s personal interests,” saying Perry’s conversations about Naftogaz were “part of his efforts to reform the country’s energy sector and create an environment in which Western companies can do business.”)