Skip to comments.Legal experts say Mueller team likely gained access to NRA tax filings
Posted on 07/02/2018 6:19:15 AM PDT by yesthatjallen
Legal experts say its likely special counsel Robert Mueller secretly gained access to the National Rifle Associations tax returns as part of the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to a McClatchy report.
Muellers team is reportedly looking into NRA donors with links to Russia and investigating whether some donors used the organization to illegally funnel foreign money to President Trumps campaign.
The NRA spent $30 million backing Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
NRA officials maintain that the organization has not been contacted by the FBI, but legal experts told McClatchy D.C. that it would be routine for investigators to access the groups tax filings through the Internal Revenue Service.
The tax filings would reveal the NRAs dark money donors, whose names are hidden on public documents.
David Axelrod, an Ohio lawyer who formerly prosecuted cases for the Justice Departments Tax Division, told McClatchy D.C. that prosecutors often request tax filings entirely in the background, with no notice to the subject of the investigation.
Former senior Justice Department official Michael Zeldin told McClatchy that it would be basic blocking and tackling for the prosecutors to seek all relevant tax returns.
Muellers office declined to comment for McClatchys report.
The NRA disclosed in April that it received about $2,500 in contributions from 23 Russia-linked individuals since 2015. McClatchy reported earlier this year that the FBI was looking into whether one of those donors, Alexander Torshin, used the NRA to funnel money to the Trump campaign.
Torshin is a Russian politician and deputy of the country's central bank.
He has ties to former NRA President David Keene and hosted him for a pro-gun conference in Russia.
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Mueller is investigating $2,500.00 donations?
“The NRA disclosed in April that it received about $2,500 in contributions from 23 Russia-linked individuals since 2015. McClatchy reported earlier this year that the FBI was looking into whether one of those donors, Alexander Torshin, used the NRA to funnel money to the Trump campaign.”
How much? 80 dollars?
Mueller reminds me of a rabid dog intent on biting anything that moves. He needs to be “put down”, meaning removed not killed.
My Revolutionary War ancestors are spinning...
Has the criminal mueller ever “gained access to” the tax filings of the criminal clintoon “foundation”?
This MOFO is out of control.
He goes to the near top of the “when the SHTF list”.
This is another intolerable act.
And fellow history buffs will know what I mean.
The IRS is as corrupt as Mueller.
A rabid dog goes for anyone near. M is selective
The 4th Amendment should be sufficient to end the annual (quarterly for some) fiscal colonoscopy we must endure each year.
Now we find our papers are NOT secure -shocked, shocked I tell you.
Law and regulation has become a tool for control and disabling your political opponent, not for execution of justice. Unfortunately, the political class in this country have decapitated lady justice and are holding her head up for the cameras and all to see.
Oh jeeze.......Muellers gang is nothing bit a mob wearing ties and suits, playing gotcha on anyone they feel is an influential supporter of conservatives or Trump. The left just loves their sharp objects they get to play with.
Just a humble question, but didn’t Russian billionaires go and donate to the Hillary ‘fund’ as well? Doesn’t this open up....who else? The Saudis, the Germans, etc.
WTF - investigating at most $2500 in donations over 3 years? Seriously?
Are you kidding me?
Russia & China gave Clintons Millions in “Campaign Donations”. He’s looking for $2,500?
It just keeps getting deeper.
So now he is after the NRA. Sleepy Sessions time to end this pathetic, corrupt witch hunt.
this is fusion GPS propaganda...They’re the one (and only ones) pushing the NRA idiocy
There is no law that stops Russia from giving the NRA money. And there is no reason the NRA can’t produce pro-gun ads. No crime.
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