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Joe Biden’s Russia Ties Just Slipped Out – Report Claims Russian Pipeline Lobbyist Donated To Joe’s Campaign
By Ben Dutka|May 21, 2021
Joe Biden’s Russia Ties Just Slipped Out – Report Claims Russian Pipeline Lobbyist Donated To Joe’s Campaign

For years, Democrats questioned President Donald Trump’s alleged connections to Russia. This was an accusation that never seemed to disappear entirely during Trump’s term.

However, now people are starting to wonder: does current POTUS Joe Biden have a hand in Russian affairs? The most recent pipeline issue has caused Republicans to ask some tough questions.

And now, it seems a lobbyist for foreign partners helped Joe’s campaign.

If true, this might be a definite problem: just days after the Biden administration refused to sanction the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, we learn that one of the pipeline’s supporters donated to Biden’s cause.

According to White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, the U.S. did impose sanctions “on four Russian vessels” and “nine other vessels belonging to the the Russian government.”

But they didn’t stop the Nord 2 pipeline’s construction.

And many are wondering why one of its lobbyists would’ve contributed to Biden’s campaign (via The Daily Wire):

A new report from the Center for Responsive Politics, a non-partisan and independent firm that tracks money in U.S. politics, alleged that a lobbyist for the foreign partners of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline gave thousands of dollars to President Joe Biden’s campaign and a pro-Biden super PAC.

This involves one important man overseas: Richard Burt, a former U.S. ambassador and a confirmed lobbyist for foreign companies that teamed up with Nord Stream on the pipeline.

And what does he do?

He donates a chunk of money to Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign:

Burt donated $2,000 to Biden’s 2020 campaign and $10,000 to pro-Biden super PAC Unite the Country while he was a registered lobbyist for foreign companies partnering with Nord Stream on the pipeline.

Biden’s campaign had not refunded Burt’s money at the time of publication, more than 6 months after the donations were given, despite pledging to reject lobbyist donations.

The timing of this report isn’t good for the Biden administration.

A bevy of critics have already jumped on Biden’s team for allowing the Nord Stream pipeline to continue, especially after shutting down America’s Keystone XL pipeline.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was quoted as saying:

President Biden shuts down American pipelines, yet he green lights Russian pipelines.

Meanwhile, drivers pay more at the pump for the privilege of depending on foreign oil. This is what it looks like to put America last.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) added that “Biden is actively helping Putin build his pipeline,” and that we now have “the most pro-Russia administration of the modern era.

Now, on top of this, a report claims that a lobbyist for the pipeline helped Biden — and obviously, many are wondering if Joe is just returning the favor.

Key Takeaways:

  • A new report claims a lobbyist for a group supporting the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline donated to Joe Biden’s 2020 campaign.
  • This comes after the Biden administration refused to stop the construction of the pipeline.
  • Republican leaders have condemned the move, saying it’s clear that Biden is helping Russia plenty — but not helping America at all.

Source: The Daily Wire

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Ben Dutka
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
Ben S. Dutka is a journalist, writer and editor with over two decades of experience. He has worked with three newspapers and eight online publications, and he has also won a Connecticut short story contest entitled Art as Muse, Imaginary Realms. He has a penchant for writing, rowing, reading, video games, and Objectivism.
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