Marco Rubio Exposed In Career Threatening $1 Million Money Funnel From Ukrainian To Putin

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Why did the Florida Republican who ran for president in 2016 and serves on the Senate Intelligence Committee Marco Rubio commit a crime that could undermine his entire political career? Senator Rubio accepted a huge amount of money, and now newly discovered documents prove his illegal activity.

Co-founder of The Democratic Coalition [Dems Against Trump] Scott Dworkin uncovered documents proving Rubio took $1 million from a Ukrainian businessman linked to Russian President Vladimir Putin:

‘Docs: US Senator Marco Rubio took $1 million from a pro-Putin Ukrainian businessman—last election cycle.’

By accepting money from the Ukrainian businessman, Rubio is in bad company. Former Trump Campaign Chairman Paul Manafort received money from the former Ukrainian president, and had to step down when it was discovered. That put Trump’s campaign manager right in the center of a huge ring of corruption. According to the Associated Press [AP]:

‘Last August, a handwritten ledger surfaced in Ukraine with dollar amounts and dates next to the name of Paul Manafort, who was then Donald Trump’s campaign chairman. Ukrainian investigators called it evidence of off-the-books payments from a pro-Russian political party — and part of a larger pattern of corruption under the country’s former president.’

The AP discovered financial records confirmed Manafort took over a million dollars from the former president:

‘At least $1.2 million in payments listed in the ledger next to Manafort’s name were actually received by his consulting firm in the United States. They include payments in 2007 and 2009, providing the first evidence that Manafort’s firm received at least some money listed in the so-called Black Ledger.’

It is illegal for any person from another country to contribute or spend money on any election in the nation. The Federal Election Commission [FEC] wrote on its website:

‘Foreign nationals are prohibited from making any contributions or expenditures in connection with any election in the U.S. Please note, however, that “green card” holders (i.e., individuals lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the U.S.) are not considered foreign nationals and, as a result, may contribute. For additional information, consult our “Foreign Nationals” brochure.’

Less than two weeks ago, Dworkin found documents that linked Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to a super PAC that accepted $2.5 million from a “pro-Putin Ukrainian businessman.” According to Bipartisan Report, he shared photos of the documents on Twitter:

‘#TrumpLeaks Docs: Mitch McConnell linked super PAC took $2.5 million from a pro-Putin Ukrainian businessman last election cycle #trumprussia’

According to Rubio’s webpage, his Select Committee on Intelligence oversees the U.S. intelligence community:

‘The federal agencies and bureaus that provide information and analysis for leaders of the executive and legislative branches. The Committee is “select” in that membership is temporary and rotated among members of the chamber.’

How deep do the roots of corruption go in the GOP? Only time will tell.

Check out this video of Rubio commenting on Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election:

Featured Image via Getty Images/Tasos Katopodis.