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The FBI is reviewing a series of wire transfers totaling more than $380,000 sent by the Russian government to its embassies around the world with the memo: “to finance election campaign of 2016.”
It is unclear which “election campaign” the money was for — the US election was in full swing, but Russia’s lower house of parliament was also set to hold an election on September 18.
Still, the wire transfers could shed light on a key claim made in the dossier alleging ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

The FBI is reviewing a series of wire transfers totaling more than $380,000 sent by the Russian government to its embassies around the world with the memo: “to finance election campaign of 2016,” BuzzFeed reported on Tuesday.

It is unclear which “election campaign” the money was for — the US election was in full swing, but Russia’s lower house of parliament was also set to hold an election on September 18. Expats cast their votes in embassies, and the funds were transferred from Russia’s VTB bank to approximately 60 embassies worldwide, according to BuzzFeed, between August 3 and September 20, 2016.

VTB, which is majority-owned by the Kremlin and …read more


Source:: Businessinsider – Politics

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