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Rep. Leader Tied to Russian Lobby Group (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Apr, 6 2005 @ 08:46 AM
House Majority Whip, Tom Delay has been linked to Pro-Russian Business Interest lobbies as stated by four corroborating accounts. He traveled many times to Russian and dined with many Russian business men. Questions have now risen concerning who paid for what and whether bribes have been exchanged. There have also been ties with the DeLay family also being tied to the lobby group. This fuels the fears of many within the RNC that it has been hijacked by NeoConservatives who will turn on their country in order for personal gain.
A six-day trip to Moscow in 1997 by then-House Majority Whip Tom DeLay (R-Tex.) was underwritten by business interests lobbying in support of the Russian government, according to four people with firsthand knowledge of the trip arrangements.

DeLay reported that the trip was sponsored by a Washington-based nonprofit organization. But interviews with those involved in planning DeLay's trip say the expenses were covered by a mysterious company registered in the Bahamas that also paid for an intensive $440,000 lobbying campaign.

It is unclear precisely how the money was transferred from the Bahamian-registered company to the nonprofit.

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Just another point that it doesn't matter who you are or what party you belong to you can be corrupt. However, this is a blow that neither DeLay nor the RNC need. DeLay has already been in hot water over a campaign fund raising scandal and now ties between not only him and Russians but also his family.

The RNC has suffered greatly in the past couple months because of the heightened North Korean, Iranian, Syrian, Iraqi, and Afghani conflicts; Bush's social security plan falling apart; and most of all the Mexican border dispute. It's sad when a citizen has to do the job of a trained professional. And people wonder why I am libertarian.

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[edit on 6-4-2005 by CAConrad0825]


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