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Revealed: Top Senate Democrats Received Major Donations from Lobbyist for Controversial Russian Pipeline

Added 12-03-21 12:45:02pm EST - “As the Senate debates sanctions against a Russian pipeline, Democrats are raking in campaign cash from a lobbyist supporting the project.” - Westernjournal.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Westernjournal.com: “Top Senate Dems Received Donations from Lobbyist for Controversial Russian Pipeline”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

As senators square off over the restoration of sanctions against a major Russian natural gas pipeline project, it has been revealed that a top lobbyist for the Nord Stream 2 project has been flooding key Democrats with campaign cash.

Among those, according to Axios, is Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer. This week, Schumer called Republican demands to include sanctions that could stop the recently completed pipeline  “inexplicable and outrageous,” according to Politico.

In 2019, former President Donald Trump signed a law imposing sanctions against any entity that helped Russia bypass Ukraine by creating the Nord Stream 2 pipeline that will carry Russia’s natural gas to Germany via a pipeline running under the Baltic Sea, according to the BBC.

Trump said the line would make Germany a “hostage of Russia.” Russia currently supplies about 40 percent of the natural gas used by the European Union’s member nations.

The line is also opposed by supporters of Ukraine. Because much of Russia’s existing natural gas delivery system runs through Ukraine, that’s considered a potential deterrent to a Russian invasion of Ukraine. Absent the need to preserve their pipeline infrastructure, Ukraine becomes a target, so the fears run, according to The Washington Post.

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