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Wyden Statement on Republican FEC Commissioners Blocking NRA Investigation
Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today released the following statement in reaction to Republican Federal Election Commission (FEC) commissioners blocking an investigation into the National Rifle Association (NRA) and donations from Russian nationals:
“A foreign adversary interfered in the 2016 presidential election and the response from Republicans at every level, whether it be President Trump, congressional Republicans, or now the Republican appointees on the Federal Election Commission, has been to bury their heads in the sand or actively obstruct getting to the bottom of what happened. It’s inexcusable that Republican commissioners would block an investigation into whether Russian money was funneled through the National Rifle Association to help President Trump. The blatant partisanship is appalling, undermines our democracy and leaves us vulnerable to continued interference in 2020.”
Wyden in May 2018 referred correspondence with the NRA to the FEC.
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