Thursday, August 18, 2011

Russian network host boasts of 'money bomb' for Ron Paul

Russian network host boasts of 'money bomb' for Ron Paul
WorldNetDaily ^ | August 17, 2011 | F. Michael Maloof

Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2011 8:13:58 PM by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

WASHINGTON – A commentator on the Russian government-funded television news network RT boasted of a $1 million "money bomb" on behalf of U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination.
The donation raises legal questions, because while the commentator happens to be an American, allowing him to donate to Paul's presidential campaign, foreign entities such as RT are prohibited.

"I'd like to end tonight on a note of some good news," said Adam Kokesh, a former U.S. Marine who has a segment on RT called "Adam vs. The Man."
"We have some good news from the front lines of the Ron Paul 'LOVEaluation' with our money bomb on June 5.

"Yesterday we raised over $1 million for the Ron Paul campaign. And I'm starting to figure out what electable means, because electable or non-electable is really a code word for 'if this person wins, I'm not gonna be able to get as much money from the government,'" he said.

The comments came on his June 6 program on RT, formerly known as Russia Today, which effectively has endorsed Paul's candidacy.
But contributions from RT, which observers say is tied to Russia's intelligence services, would raise legal questions.

The Russian media outlet is a foreign entity and, in effect, an instrument of the Russian government. Support for Paul from RT is due to the congressman's opposition to U.S. involvement in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
News of RT's backing of Paul surfaced just after the Aug. 12 Iowa Straw Poll, won by Rep. Michelle Bachmann, R-Minn., with 4,823, or 28.6 percent of the vote. She was closely followed by Paul, who captured 4,671 votes, or 27.7 percent...

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