The National Rifle Association has always been under fire from anti-gun folks. Even accusations that the NRA is simply a front group for “right-wing nationalists” or other political groups haven’t been uncommon. But this latest accusation is a new one.
Apparently, the FBI is investigating accusations that the NRA was used by Russia to funnel money into Donald Trump’s 2016 Presidential campaign. No, I’m not kidding. Andrew Husband gives us details:
Today, the investigation expanded even further with an additional report that claims the FBI is probing whether Russia “illegally funneled” money through the National Rifle Association and into the Trump campaign. Throughout the 2016 election, the NRA spent a whopping $30 million to support Trump’s presidential ambitions.
Of course, you have to wonder who the FBI received their information from. One likely “source” is Glenn Simpson. Hayley Miller writes,
Glenn Simpson, co-founder of the firm behind the infamous dossier on President Donald Trump’s potential connections to Russia, told Congress that he believes the Russian government has “infiltrated” the National Rifle Association.
Of course, anti-gunners would consider Simpson a reputable source simply because he has an anti-Trump bias but charades as an unbiased investigative journalist. He’s not. As Andrew McCarthy writes,
How do you make someone look guilty of something he hasn’t done? You erect a formidable circumstantial case around the big hole in the middle — the hole that, in a normal case, would be filled by evidence that the suspect actually committed the crime. You don’t so much cover the hole as create distractions from it. […] By the time you’re done, people will want to believe the scoundrel has done whatever he’s charged with. […] The rest is smoke and mirrors: Unable to demonstrate the actual commission of the offense, you compensate by showing, in dizzying detail, that all the conditions are in place for the crime to have happened just the way you claim it did. This doesn’t actually prove that that our suspect did anything wrong, just that he could have — or as you will call it: Corroboration!
And this, essentially, is what Simpson has done with his biased “reporting” (funded by the Hillary Clinton’s Presidential campaign). Simpson doesn’t have a case, but he despises Donald Trump. So, Simpson assumes that Trump is guilty which biases his analysis of what is relevant information. And in this convoluted way of thinking, because people close to Trump were reported to have talked with someone who is reportedly close to Russian leader Vladimir Putin, the NRA must be a front for the Russians to “steal” the Presidential election from Hillary Clinton and give it to “Russia-friendly” Donald Trump.
All this despite the facts that Trump has gone head-to-head against Putin already since becoming President and in spite of the fact that Putin is against universal gun ownership, so supporting Trump wouldn’t support Putin’s positions.
This looks like the kind of “sources” that the FBI is using to even take seriously the idea that the NRA is a front for Russia. It’s simply a throwback to the McCarthyism of the 1950s: accusations and actions based on unsubstantiated reports which are (at least, in this case) without merit.
Anti-Trumpers and anti-gunners needs to stop wasting time and focus on real issues instead of demonizing the NRA and gun ownership without justification.
With the way the Democrats are going if they were ever able to get all our guns this Country would be in serious jeopardy!
If they ever get our guns this country will become the new Stalin USSR.
The Democrats have sunk to a new low; I tired of them wasting tax payers money. They lost, not because they had a woman run but they were ignorant to let a proven corrupt woman run. The Democrats has lost more supporters than they know by not standing for our country (their country) our flag, our pledge of allegiance and all the hero’s that President mentioned in his speech on Tuesday night. You don’t have to like Trump but you should respect his position THE PEOPLE that voted him in. We all knew Washington was corrupt, we just did not know how bad.
If it is true that the FBI thinks the NRA was used by Russia to funnel funds into the Trump Campaign, then the FBI is cuckoo for coco puffs!
What asses FBI is ruined, No one believes News , police, or any politician, They all lie , Evan the Church lies, The Muslims don’t like us they want to kill us. Put the wall up , Like Russia shoot to kill if they try to cross it.
Well written and said. We are in a fight to the death for the survival of our democratic Republic, and the biggest threat is from those in Government supposedly chosen to protect our rights.
What country would fund an organization whose members would be the first to volunteer to support their own country and fight against them in the event of a conflict?
That is truly hysterical. The NRA is fighting for Americans. We need to close down the FBI and the CIA forthwith.
This would be laughable except for all the anti-gunners who believe everything they see that is also anti-gunner. How can Glenn Simpson be called a “reporter”? How about “make believe with me” con artist?
He’s in same con games as Al Gore, who I identify as Chicken Little
Russia does not fund other countries elections. Just ask Mr Putin. Further more I do not believe the NRA would participate in something like this.
This explains a lot about today’s Democratic Party.
In an article published in late June, anti-communist analyst Trevor Loudon, author of the book The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, shined the spotlight on the multiple communists and “radical anti-American socialists” serving on the platform committee. Among the figures cited in the report are a number who have been involved in the “Democratic Socialists of America,” which Loudon described as “a communist group based on the theories of Italian Communist party theoretician Antonio Gramsci — an advocate of revolution through infiltration.” Other platform members were from what he referred to as “more traditionally communist groups.”
“Most of these individuals could not pass an FBI background security check to sell you stamps at the Post Office,” Loudon argued in his June 26 article. “They would not be allowed to clean the toilets on any military base in this country. Yet they are drafting policies that will shape the lives of more than 300 million Americans. It is time for loyal Democrats to realize that their party is no longer the party of Harry Truman, or JFK. It has been hijacked at the highest levels by enemies of the U.S. Constitution and American freedom.”
And indeed, there can be little doubt that some of the extremists identified by Loudon are hostile to the U.S. Constitution and the liberties of the American people. In fact, they say so themselves throughout the Democrat Party platform they drafted — a document that includes brazen attacks even on constitutionally protected liberties such as free speech, and of course flagrantly denies even the right to life by promoting taxpayer-funded killing of unborn children across America and worldwide. The fact that the extremists were appointed with the support or at least tacit approval of leading Democrats, including Hillary Clinton and DNC boss Debbie Wasserman Schultz, also speaks volumes.
Several of the socialists identified by Loudon are affiliated with the Democratic Socialists of America, the nation’s largest and most prominent socialist organization. Aside from promoting dangerous tyranny and constitutional subversion in the United States, the DSA is also an affiliate of the totalitarian global alliance of communists and socialists known as the Socialist International. The SI, of course, is a world socialist government-promoting outfit that includes numerous murderous political parties from around the globe. So extreme is the global outfit that its 24th Congress in 2012 was hosted by a Marxist political party whose president was at the time busy advocating genocide of minorities on national television.
Another dangerous outfit well-represented on the Democrat Party’s platform committee is the Communist Party USA, once a tentacle of the mass-murdering Soviet regime in the United States. However, the presence of CPUSA friends and activists on the Democrat Party’s key committee guiding the party’s positions is hardly a surprise. Last year, the CPUSA’s boss, John Bachtell, even boasted openly that his Marxist-Leninist organization “utilizes” the increasingly radical Democratic Party to advance its totalitarian objectives in the United States. “At this stage we are about building the broad people’s movement led by labor that utilizes the vehicle of the Democratic Party to advance its agenda,” Bachtell wrote to his supporters.
The first anti-American socialist highlighted by Loudon is Dr. Cornel West, a supporter of socialist Bernie Sanders and a supposed “theologian” who does not even bother to conceal his radical socialist views and extreme agenda. In fact, after decades of membership, West also became Honorary Chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. West also founded the socialist New Party in the 1990s and has produced a great deal of Marxist propaganda, including, among other resources, the book The Ethical Dimensions of Marxist Thought. He has been a pioneer in exploring how race-mongering and fanning race hatred can be exploited by socialists to advance their totalitarian agenda.
Also cited by Loudon is Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), another Sanders supporter who, among other controversies, has been a supporter of the radical Nation of Islam. Despite his open advocacy for homosexuality, Ellison is the first “Muslim” elected to the U.S. Congress. He is also “a longtime associate of the Minnesota Communist Party,” according to Loudon. “Keith Ellison has held several meetings in the home of recently deceased Minnesota Communist Party leader Erwin Marquit, was elected with the help of teams of communist phone bankers and has contributed an article to the Communist Party USA‘s People’s World website,” Loudon explained. Indeed, the CPUSA’s propaganda mouthpiece even promoted Ellison’s campaign for Congress, calling him a “fresh progressive” and “established progressive leader.”
Another socialist helping to write the Democrat platform is Obama’s former “climate czar” Carol Browner. Plenty of the “qualifications” on her résumé ought to raise eyebrows for Americans concerned about freedom and sovereignty. Perhaps most alarming, though, is Browner’s leadership seat on the Socialist International’s “Commission for a Sustainable World Society,” which openly sought to impose “global governance” on humanity and “promote socialist ideas and work towards this objective at international level” under the guise of dealing with supposed man-man global warming. Browner also has a long history of working with extremist groups, including an outfit known as “Citizen Action” founded by former Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) radicals.
Numerous other extremists with troubling track records of totalitarian, anti-constitutional extremism are also listed among the platform committee’s members. Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), for example, is “a former member of the pro-Cuba, Marxist-Leninist Puerto Rican Socialist Party,” Loudon explained, adding that Gutierrez, an open-borders activist, was also involved with a Maoist group and the socialist New Party. Gutierrez is currently in hot water for showering hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign funds on his wife and daughters.
Also listed is Paul Booth, a Big Labor organizer for government workers and a DSA leader whose group has helped train “thousands of community organizers in Saul Alinsky tactics.” Alinsky dedicated his book on how to seize power to Lucifer. Representative Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), described by Loudon as “a longtime associate of Democratic Socialists of America and the Communist Party USA,” is also on the platform committee. Lee, who has been to Communist Party-ruled Cuba more than 20 times, was also a secret member of the Communist Party breakaway group Committees of Correspondence.
Of course, none of this is a new phenomenon. In a March 1999 exposé of socialists and communists in Congress by The New American, Robert W. Lee showed how the “House Progressive Caucus,” founded by avowed socialists and communists, was becoming increasingly influential while attempting to conceal its extremism behind lofty rhetoric. Indeed, many of those identified had a long and dangerous history of working with America’s sworn communist enemies to subvert the U.S. Constitution and promote tyranny worldwide. Today, the extremists are more powerful than ever, and, along with their globalist comrades, practically run the Democrat Party.
Unsurprisingly, the Democrat Party’s draft platform reflects the dangerous extremism of the committee that wrote it. That is bad news for America. Indeed, if it were to be implemented, what remains of the Judeo-Christian foundations of America, the U.S. Constitution, and the liberties it protects would all be obliterated, along with America’s remaining prosperity. Americans who value the U.S. Constitution and the liberties it protects should educate others about the dangerous cast of characters that helped write the Democrat Party’s agenda.
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The only connection that would ever bring the NRA and Russia together. Would be for us (the NRA) to use them (Russians) for down range target practice.
Apparently the DEMOCOMMUNISTS are running out of people and groups they can accuse of “collusion”.
It is long past due to hold the “real” ones that are guilty of “collusion” THE DEMOCOMMUNISTS.
Time for arrests, trials. and prosecutions, of DEMOCOMMIES to begin. Gitmo…. (thanks to PRESIDENT TRUMP) will stay “open for business” SO, this will be the BEST place to send these scumbags for a LONG TIME.
I agree 100%. Enough of this They Broke This Law and That Law and nothing being done. There is enough evidence to lock every one up, including Obama. I do not believe we will ever see any of the scumbags locked up though, they are part of the elite and the few leaders we have that would lock them up are not enough to get it done.
If this is true then they need to look into the Clintons, more so from the Saudi’s and the United Arab Emirates. All of the millions from those princes, the least was like five million up to ten million dollars.
Like I read some where. It doses not need to true to be effective. Disinformation and misinformation.
In the beginning the FBI was doing a good job. But it has gone to hell in a hand basket. I would be surprised to find any one that would not take a pay off under the table. I say fire the whole lot including office personal. Clean house and start over
The Bible tells us that they would be skilled liars , because they get their inspiration from Satan, the author of ALL LIES. Don’t be surprised to know that even the most elaborate schemes are just so much engineered stories intended to pin a smoking gun into the tiny hoof of an innocent lamb.
Recall the old saying “If you can’t dazzle them with your brilliance, baffle them with B/S!”
What a load of shit! I am so tired of hearing all of this bullshit put out by the left. If these morons could pull together a brain from the entire lot, I would be amazed. These idiots try to form conspiracies where none could exist. I have always wondered why these asswipes blame the NRA for everything, don’t they realize that the NRA is made up of the hard working men and women of the USA. The ones who actually are the workers.
Didn’t the Martians play a role in Trump’s election?
Outlaw the Dem. Party! 90% of the U.S.A.’s problems would Go Away!
The Left is always at work. TELL A LIE LONG ENOUGH AND THE ILL INFORMED WILL BELIEVE ANYTHING.
What has happened to our country? The stupidity is overwhelming.
I think we’ll find out there was Russian involvement in our election, It was the Democrats trying to sway the voters into thinking Trump was a traitor !!!
Are we going to have to round up all pf the ACLU and all of the FBI and take then 100 miles out into the Atlantic and drop them to get any semblance of intelligence back in this country?
If anybody had any doubt as to the democrats motives they should have been heard loud and clear with their actions at the SOTU address.When they booed the parents of the girls who were raped and sodomized and murdered by 7 MS 13 gang members .And the illegals who they are working for instead of Americans and they shut down the country for Felons .That was a slap in the face of our military and every American .They were given what they wanted and they shut down the country for illegals .They are not representating Americans .And this crap is just another thing we have because Sessions recused himself and left our president open to this corrupt FBI and CIA and most of all the DOJ
THIS ARTICLE IS PURE BULLSHIT!! THE NRA IS A IS ONE OF THE CLEANEST ORGANIZATIONS IN THIS NATION!! THEY ARE THE TRAINING ORGANIZATION FOR LAWENFORCEMENT AND CITIZEN CCP AND THEY WOULDN’T BE CAUGHT DEAD HAVING ANYTHING TO DO WITH RUSSIANS ESPECIALLY SHADY!! (SO CUT THE BULLSHIT)
AS A MEMBER OF THE N R A I REQUEST TO OUR BOARD TO ISSUE A SLANDER SUIT AGAINST MR. GLENN SIMPSON FOR HIS SLANDEROUS REMARKS TO CONGRESS WITH NO FACTS TO PROVE SUCH AN ACCUSATION!
IS THERE ANY CHANCE THE SUPREME COURT WILL WAY-IN ON THIS TURMOIL THAT IS AFFECTING ALL AMERICANS. LET’S FACE IT THE DEMOCRAT’S ARE INTERESTED IN ONE THING RUINING AMERICA AND OUR WAY OF LIFE. THE DEMOCRAT’S ARE RIPPING THIS COUNTRY APART
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