The former speaker built a formidable donor list during his time in office. He may be out of the game, but he’s still using it.
Rinat Akhmetshin was one of two Russians to attend the now infamous June 2016 Trump Tower meeting with top Trump aides and family members.
Separately, a third guilty plea expected next week indicates prosecutors aren’t done cracking down on shady political fundraisers.
“Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law,” the GAO concluded.
Some of the donors are known for filling bipartisan coffers. Others are lifelong Republicans who suddenly chose to put their money elsewhere.
Donors were told they could “sponsor a Holocaust survivor,” or more with a $75,000 “King David” package at the mysterious gathering. But it’s not clear if it ever happened.
Shannon Burns spent years dodging creditors and fighting off lawsuits. He found an angel at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.