GOP operatives charged with funneling $25,000 from Russian citizen to Trump campaign in 2016

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The Justice Department on Monday charged two prominent Republican operatives who allegedly helped a Russian citizen illegally donate $25,000 to the Trump campaign in 2016.

Jesse Benton, 43, and Doug Wead, 75, were charged in a six-count indictment and made their first appearance in DC District Court. They're accused of conspiring to violate campaign finance laws, making an illegal foreign contribution and helping submit false records to the Federal Election Commission. Information about their defense attorneys wasn't immediately available.
 

Hugo Stiglitz

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I just realized that Jesse Benton used to be Rand Paul's senior aide and ran Mitch McConnell's campaign for reelection. He was pardoned by Trump for violation of all kinds of finance laws just months ago.
You would think if you came that close to going to prison you'd clean your damn act up. But you know what? I bet he's the same kid that had his parents bail him out of anything he ever got his worthless ass into. He assumes it will go on forever. After all when the president of the United States bails you out you probably get so big headed you assume you will always be bailed out no matter what.