Skip to comments.Ukrainian Oligarch Paid $700,000 To The Husband Of A House Judiciary Committee Democrat
Posted on 12/16/2019 12:37:13 PM PST by Red Badger
Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky. Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine.
In 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a number of businesses linked to Kolomoisky hired Powell as an attorney. One of those firms paid Powell at least $700,000 over two years, according to public records.
The Miami Herald reported Powell was working for companies tied to Kolomoisky for 10 years. Powell made most of his money in the two years leading up to his wifes election in 2018.
Kolomoisky has been accused of contract killings and embezzlement in the past. Yet, in 2018 when Mucarsel-Powell was running for her seat, she did not see her husbands work as relevant to her campaign.
Debbie Mucrasel-Powell is running for Congress, not her husband. To imply that Debbie has anything to do with her indirect shareholder of a parent company that once employed her husband is an enormous stretch, said Michael Hernandez, senior communications advisor for her campaign in 2018.
While Mucrasel-Powell may have convinced her constituents that her husbands work is unrelated, it is a clear conflict in the current impeachment of Trump. Mucarsel-Powell voted to impeach Trump.
Florida Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell just voted to impeach @realDonaldTrump.
What got ZERO attention: Her husband took $700K from firms tied to a Ukrainian oligarch under FBI investigation.
A total double standard! #FL26
Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 13, 2019
The House has moved to impeach Trump over a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. When the House initiated impeachment hearings, they were arguing Trump asked for a quid pro quo or potentially bribed the Ukrainian president. No evidence to corroborate those charges has been found, so now the House is charging the president with abuse of power and obstructing Congress in relation to the Ukrainian phone call.
And yet, no Democrats see a problem with one of their own committee members spouses doing business with a Ukrainian ogliarch. There has been no check on whether Mucrasel-Powell is benefitting from her husbands work with a foreign power that interfered in the 2016 election.
There is a double standard in Mucrasel-Powells ability to impeach the President for his work in Ukraine, simultaneously, allowing her husband to earn money from Kolomoisky, a thug from the same foreign power. Chrissy Clark is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_ or contact her at email@example.com.
wow that’s like chump change to these people. so sad that the rest of Ukraine is so poor still :(
Someone needs to page the House ethics committee. But let’s ask the other question...who else got ‘cash’?
If handled correctly, this could turn fun. However, we have too many involved to handle it well. Graham is dirty as well.
No wonder they don’t want anyone looking at any Ukrainian involvement. A Whole Can of Worms...
My guess is ALL OF THEM!..........................
Can you imagine what the news would look like if journalists even remotely played fair with what they reported? As opposed to manufactured news.
It’s time for blanket criminal investigations of Congresspersons and Senators for taking bribes laundered through spouses and family. Whatever joke “ethics” requirements they have placed on themselves accomplish nothing.
We lesser peons are fed up with this sickening display...
The FBI is right on this....
The FBI acts like sgt schultz when its Democrats.
Citing all the Lefty sources like Daily Beast and The Miami Herald makes this one doubly sweet. Nice job!
The super-moneyed global kleptocratic elite pays sums like this as casually as I decide to tip a waitress $10 instead of $5. Our parliament are nearly all whores.
Hey its ALL GOOD when commie Dems do it..no biggie
What this country can't handle is burying it and allowing it to continue to fester and putrefy.
Fortunately for the elites we dont count.
Simple consulting fee.
Yes, we are!
AND, THERE WILL BE A RECKONING!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.