Why Did Lindsey Graham Take $800,000 In Contributions From A Putin-Connected Billionaire?

Not so very long ago, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was the one of the few Republicans who didn’t appear to be utterly subservient to President Donald Trump. Graham often criticized Trump and even warned it would be “the beginning of the end” of Trump’s presidency if he fired Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

But those days are long gone.


During the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh last year, Graham exploded with rage, accusing those opposed to Kavanaugh of being unethical:

“When you see Sotomayor and Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello because I voted for them. I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics! And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy!”

What in the hell happened to Lindsey Graham? How did he go from a rare voice of reason to an attack dog for the Trump administration?

Would it surprise you to learn it’s about money?


As Ruth May first reported for the Dallas Morning News:

“During the 2015-2016 election season, Ukrainian-born billionaire Leonard ‘Len’ Blavatnik contributed $6.35 million to leading Republican candidates and incumbent senators.

“Other high dollar recipients of funding from Blavatnik were PACS representing Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker at $1.1 million, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham at $800,000, Ohio Governor John Kasich at $250,000 and Arizona Senator John McCain at $200,000.”

While he was at it, Blavatnik also made sure and donated a cool $1 million to the Trump Inaugural Committee.


Blavatnik, it just so happens, has numerous connections to Russia, Russian oligarchs, and Russian President Vladimir Putin:

“Blavatnik’s relationships with Russian oligarchs close to Putin, particularly Oleg Deripaska, should be worrisome for Trump and the six GOP leaders who took Blavatnik’s money during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Keep in mind that Graham’s email account was also hacked. We don’t know what exactly was in those emails, but it’s safe to say it must have been pretty juicy to make the South Carolina senator go from anti-Trumper to one of the most staunch defenders of the president.

Looking at the money trail, it appears that Senator Graham is just as compromised as Donald Trump himself.

5 thoughts on “Why Did Lindsey Graham Take $800,000 In Contributions From A Putin-Connected Billionaire?

  1. Deeply corrupted Republicans are showing up behind every corner. Yes Trump, you were mentioned as being corrupt, but you know that already. You knew you were a tremendous threat to America way before you decided to ruin America and run for President. I really hope come early January, America get’s to say so long thief, have a terrible time in jail.

    • And #RandPaul went to #Moscow shortly after #JohnMcCain died and handed #LindseyIAmNotGayGraham an envelope! That changed his entire attitude toward #HumptyTrumpty! What was in that envelope compromising photos? A note saying his buy off was in an offshore account? What do you suppose! Consider that the #Russians gave the #NRA over $60million in the last campaign! Bought off every #Reputzican and they became #Putins #footsoldiers!

  2. Graham also had a trip to Moscow in early autumn that goes unreported (other than initial report at the time). His behavior toward Trump began changing shortly after that. Perhaps Blavatnik also paid for that trip?

    • Oh do I hope the people of America, even those with half a brain, wake up and come to their senses. You need to cut the rot out of your Government before it’s too late. Not a joke! If TrDump is given 4 more years… Shame on you and God help us ALL

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