Rep. Denny Heck On Russian Interference In The 2020 Election | All In | MSNBC

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Rep. Denny Heck, one of the members of Congress who was in the election security briefing last week, tells Joy Reid that he has never stopped being concerned about Russia’s interference in our elections. Aired on 02/21/20.
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34 Comments on "Rep. Denny Heck On Russian Interference In The 2020 Election | All In | MSNBC"

  1. Your hairstyle is gorgeous!

  2. Why can’t we all just get a bong?

  3. Banana Republicans are eating this up.

  4. Yeah. We all know russia didn’t actually help bernie – just promoted him a lot to damage hillary. But now that there’s a solid chance he’ll become the front-runner, suddenly trump is nervous and instructing his intelligence officials – who are aching to get back on his good side after accidentally letting slip that russia is helping trump – to release this nonsense idea that russia is helping bernie (instead of helping trump, which we all already know to be the case).

  5. We’re screwed if we don’t get to the polls and vote Trump out in a landslide. Russian and GOP election interference can’t overcome a landslide vote. You absolutely gotta vote blue no matter who in November. Get Trump out and then we can start the clean up and recovery process.

  6. wow this is sick…Joy really?!~?!? so its russia that wants Bernie and thats why maybe biden is not popular….give Bernie the credit that he deserves for denouncing the oligarch’s like putin, trump and bloomberg

  7. Gary Van Rheenen | February 21, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

    I like this man.

  8. “Russia, if you’re listening, help meeeee!” – t’rump

  9. Timothy DeWeese | February 21, 2020 at 9:41 PM | Reply

    If he would grow a spine and act like the party in the majority, that would be great. Stop acting like the GOP in the house are honest actors.

  10. Republicans have created an America of corporations,  by corporations, and for corporations. We the people, have been officially replaced by Citizens United, a ruling placed on us by Republicans, which is designed to rule over us.

    Republican campaign finance reports, which are, available to the public, show connections between a group of wealthy donors with ties to Russia and their political contributions to Trump and a number of top Republican leaders. And thanks to changes in campaign finance laws, the political contributions are legal. Bottom line,  our campaign finance laws are now a threat to our country.

    Len Blavatnik, is a dual U.S.-U.K. citizen and one of the largest donors to GOP political action committees in the 2015-16 election cycle. Blavatnik’s family emigrated to the U.S. in the late ’70s from the the Soviet Union and he returned to Russia when the Soviet Union began to collapse in the late ’80s.

    In 2015-16, Blavatnik’s political contributions soared as he pumped $6.35 million into GOP political action committees, with millions of dollars going to top Republican leaders including Moscow Mitch, Rubio and Lindsey “Two-faced” Graham.

    Oleg Deripaska is said to be one of Putin’s favorite oligarchs, and he is founder and majority shareholder of Russia’s Rusal, the second-largest aluminum company in the world. Blavatnik holds a stake in Rusal with a business partner.

    We already know that Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, began collecting $10 million a year in 2006 from Oleg Deripaska to advance Putin’s interests with Western governments. Deripaska’s name turned up again in an email handed over to Mueller’s team by Manafort’s attorneys. In the email dated July 7, 2016, just two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, Manafort asked an overseas intermediary to pass a message on to Deripaska: “If he Deripaska needs private briefings, tell him we can accommodate.”

    Moscow Mitch knew from receiving intelligence briefings in 2016 that our electoral process was under attack by the Russians. Two weeks after the Dept of Homeland Security and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence issued a joint statement in October 2016 that the Russian government had directed the effort to interfere in our electoral process, Moscow Mitch’s PAC accepted a $1 million donation from Blavatnik’s AI-Altep Holdings. The PAC took another $1 million from Blavatnik’s AI-Altep Holdings on March 30, 2017, just 10 days after former Comey publicly testified before the House Intelligence Committee about Russia’s interference in the election.

    The contributions are legal because the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling, Citizens United, allowed American corporations to give unlimited amounts of money to PACs, regardless of how they make their money, where they make their money, or with whom they make their money.

    The man who led the winning fight for Citizens United was David Bossie, president of the conservative non-profit since 2001. Bossie served as Trump’s deputy campaign chairman.

    The Super PAC, Make America Number 1, is funded by Trump’s largest donor, Robert Mercer. His Renaissance Technologies hedge fund donated $15.5 million to the PAC.

    Mercer’s daughter, Rebekah, assumed control of Make America Number 1 in September 2016 and is now tainted by her role in the communications between Wikileaks and Cambridge Analytica, the firm that Jared Kushner, hired for $5.9 million to handle the digital portion of the Trump campaign…

    Citizens United must be overturned. It represents the biggest crime ever perpetrated on the American people. It was created by republicans and powerful corporations, for the sole purpose of finally controlling our government for their own financial gains, all while undermining the will of the people..

  11. The question every American should be asking is why do republicans continue to block election security bills?  Senate Republicans blocked 3 election security bills just last week.

    It’s becoming abundantly clear, that Trump and republicans are now owned by Russians. They receive their funding from Russians, and then they receive their marching orders from Russians. That’s how it works whenever you’ve been completely bought and paid for, and fully compromised.

    Lev Parnas, the indicted associate of Rudy, received a $1 million payment from Russia and tried to hide it from investigators, prosecutors have now stated. Trump denies knowing Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, even though they have attended events at his properties, and they have posed in multiple photos with Trump.

    Parnas, who was charged with illegally funneling foreign cash to Republican politicians, including a pro-Trump super PAC, received $1 million from a mysterious account in Russia in September, which he conveniently forgot disclose to the government.

    Lev Parnas paid Rudy $500,000. The mysterious payment from Russia should not be a surprise considering that all roads lead to Putin and Russia when it comes to Trump.

    Prosecutors say Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman donated larger sums of money to Republicans in an effort to enlist them in their effort to oust then-Ukraine Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch, who testified that she was recalled after a smear campaign by Rudy. Along with their work with Rudy, Parnas and Fruman are accused of meeting at Trump’s Washington hotel to discuss a Ukraine gas deal linked to Yovanovitch’s removal.

    Parnas was throwing Russian money at Republicans like beads at Mardi Gras to any republican that was willing to expose themselves to him. A handful of Republican campaign committees received nearly $500,000 from Parnas and Fruman..

    Prosecutors say that they “conspired to circumvent the federal laws against foreign influence by engaging in a scheme to funnel foreign money to candidates for federal and state office so that the defendants could buy potential influence with candidates, campaigns and the candidates’ governments.”

    In 2018, Parnas and Fruman donated directly to Texas GOP Rep. Pete Sessions. Fruman also gave to SC. GOP Rep. Joe Wilson and to a joint fundraising committee tied to Florida Gov. Rick Scott in his successful bid for Senate. Both Sessions and Wilson have acknowledged meeting with both men. 

    Fruman and Parnas also gave to other joint fundraising committees, which drew more GOP lawmakers. FEC records show that 22 other Republicans who were lawmakers at the time received contributions from Fruman, who misspelled his last name as “Furman” in filings in “a further effort to hide the source of the funds and to evade federal reporting requirements,” according to the indictment..

    • Democrats have been shredding our Constitution for decades. They encroach & infringe on our rights & demand our borders be opened. Why?

  12. makeitsupersized | February 21, 2020 at 9:48 PM | Reply

    Arrest the election hackers and Trump. Not til after he is out of the white house of course.

  13. You are so right quit going after each other go after Thrump. They need to stop there name calling.

  14. Thanks for at least trying as hard as you did to get him to come up with a.solution, Joy. I am having a hard time accepting that our hands are tied until the election.

    • because Moscow Mitch refused a) to impeach and b) put any form of election security in US elections of any kind. until something like that is done, there are no solutions.

  15. Michigan J Frog | February 21, 2020 at 9:54 PM | Reply

    November is coming to steamroll trump… 🔐💩⬆
    BERNIE 🇺🇸 SANDERS 🇺🇸 2020

  16. very well said, ty ms reid. there seems to be no help coming from the government, we will have to save ourselves, save America. that means protesting, whether in dc or locally. even if we just take an hour or two in our towns and cities, or outside of our senators’ offices, it is a start. we can build on it from there. homemade posters and walking up and down in a public place can still send a powerful message.

  17. this is it joy……..you have found the look that is perfect for you…..especially the hair! Thank you for your reporting…..I’m a fan.

  18. Joy Estas Bella! Love The Look!

  19. i am so glad i live in Canada, we still use paper ballots with scrutineers every step of the way. much smaller chance of outside interference and much tighter security.
    i wish the best of luck to those who live south of the border, but with easily hackable computers and hanging chads, gerrymandering and rule changes in the middle i really believe luck is what will be necessary.

  20. go Sanders!

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