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Ukrainian Oligarch Paid $700,000 To The Husband Of A House Judiciary Committee Democrat
thefederalist.com ^ | December 16, 2019 | By Chrissy Clark

Posted on 12/16/2019 12:37:13 PM PST by Red Badger

Robert Powell, the husband of Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, D-Fla., reportedly took $700,000 from a Ukrainian oligarch named Igor Kolomoisky. Mucarsel-Powell sits on the House Judiciary Committee, the committee that drafted two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump for his alleged abuse of power with regards to Ukraine.

In 2018, the Daily Beast reported that a number of businesses linked to Kolomoisky hired Powell as an attorney. One of those firms paid Powell at least $700,000 over two years, according to public records.

The Miami Herald reported Powell was working for companies tied to Kolomoisky for 10 years. Powell made most of his money in the two years leading up to his wife’s election in 2018.

Kolomoisky has been accused of contract killings and embezzlement in the past. Yet, in 2018 when Mucarsel-Powell was running for her seat, she did not see her husband’s work as relevant to her campaign.

“Debbie Mucrasel-Powell is running for Congress, not her husband. To imply that Debbie has anything to do with her indirect shareholder of a parent company that once employed her husband is an enormous stretch,” said Michael Hernandez, senior communications advisor for her campaign in 2018.

While Mucrasel-Powell may have convinced her constituents that her husband’s work is unrelated, it is a clear conflict in the current impeachment of Trump. Mucarsel-Powell voted to impeach Trump.

Florida Democrat Debbie Mucarsel-Powell just voted to impeach @realDonaldTrump.

What got ZERO attention: Her husband took $700K from firms tied to a Ukrainian oligarch under FBI investigation.

A total double standard! #FL26

— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) December 13, 2019

The House has moved to impeach Trump over a July 25 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. When the House initiated impeachment hearings, they were arguing Trump asked for a quid pro quo or potentially bribed the Ukrainian president. No evidence to corroborate those charges has been found, so now the House is charging the president with abuse of power and obstructing Congress in relation to the Ukrainian phone call.

And yet, no Democrats see a problem with one of their own committee members’ spouses doing business with a Ukrainian ogliarch. There has been no check on whether Mucrasel-Powell is benefitting from her husband’s work with a foreign power that interfered in the 2016 election.

There is a double standard in Mucrasel-Powell’s ability to impeach the President for his work in Ukraine, simultaneously, allowing her husband to earn money from Kolomoisky, a thug from the same foreign power. Chrissy Clark is a staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_ or contact her at chrissy@thefederalist.com.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: boom; cleveland; debbiemucarselpowell; florida; igorkolomoisky; kickbacks; kolomoisky; mucarselpowell; ohio; oligarch; privatbank; robertpowell; trump; ukraine; ukrainian; ukrainianoligarch; volodymyrzelensky
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1 posted on 12/16/2019 12:37:13 PM PST by Red Badger
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wow that’s like chump change to these people. so sad that the rest of Ukraine is so poor still :(


2 posted on 12/16/2019 12:39:05 PM PST by CondoleezzaProtege
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To: Red Badger

Someone needs to page the House ethics committee. But let’s ask the other question...who else got ‘cash’?


3 posted on 12/16/2019 12:40:22 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Red Badger

If handled correctly, this could turn fun. However, we have too many involved to handle it well. Graham is dirty as well.


4 posted on 12/16/2019 12:40:53 PM PST by Ingtar (Bedbugs, thy name is Democrat.)
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To: Red Badger

No wonder they don’t want anyone looking at any Ukrainian involvement. A Whole Can of Worms...


5 posted on 12/16/2019 12:41:05 PM PST by griswold3 (Democratic Socialism is Slavery by Mob Rule)
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To: pepsionice

My guess is ALL OF THEM!..........................


6 posted on 12/16/2019 12:41:07 PM PST by Red Badger (Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.......... ..)
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Can you imagine what the news would look like if journalists even remotely played fair with what they reported? As opposed to manufactured news.


7 posted on 12/16/2019 12:42:05 PM PST by CatOwner
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It’s time for blanket criminal investigations of Congresspersons and Senators for taking bribes laundered through spouses and family. Whatever joke “ethics” requirements they have placed on themselves accomplish nothing.


8 posted on 12/16/2019 12:42:22 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: CondoleezzaProtege

We lesser peons are fed up with this sickening display...


9 posted on 12/16/2019 12:42:34 PM PST by princess leah (Princess Leah)
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To: Red Badger

The FBI is right on this....


10 posted on 12/16/2019 12:43:26 PM PST by rrrod
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The FBI acts like sgt schultz when it’s Democrats.


11 posted on 12/16/2019 12:43:39 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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Citing all the Lefty sources like Daily Beast and The Miami Herald makes this one doubly sweet. Nice job!


12 posted on 12/16/2019 12:43:42 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog (Patrick Henry would have been an anti-vaxxer)
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13 posted on 12/16/2019 12:45:21 PM PST by Magnum44 (My comprehensive terrorism plan: Hunt them down and kill them.)
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To: Red Badger

The super-moneyed global kleptocratic elite pays sums like this as casually as I decide to tip a waitress $10 instead of $5. Our parliament are nearly all whores.


14 posted on 12/16/2019 12:45:40 PM PST by Montaignes Cat
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Hey its ALL GOOD when commie Dems do it..no biggie


15 posted on 12/16/2019 12:45:42 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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If true, I'd really would like everyone involved in the Ukraine shenanigans to be outed. We can handle it! We need to clean up government! We, as a country, will recover and it is a good thing.

What this country can't handle is burying it and allowing it to continue to fester and putrefy.

16 posted on 12/16/2019 12:45:57 PM PST by dhs12345
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To: princess leah

Fortunately for the elites we don’t count.


17 posted on 12/16/2019 12:47:05 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Red Badger

Simple consulting fee.


18 posted on 12/16/2019 12:47:33 PM PST by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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19 posted on 12/16/2019 12:48:52 PM PST by kosciusko51
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Yes, we are!

AND, THERE WILL BE A RECKONING!


20 posted on 12/16/2019 12:49:32 PM PST by Taxman (We will never be a truly FRee people so long as we have the income tax and the IRS!)
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