Last Updated on December 21, 2022
Best-selling author and veteran political operative, Roger Stone, challenged Breitbart journalist, Wendell Husebo, on the media outlet’s lack of focus on GOP benefactors of the cryptocurrency exchange and money laundering operation, FTX, after the journalist shared an article entitled, “17 Democrats Refuse to Return FTX Donations to Failed Cryptocurrency Exchange,” on Friday.
FTX executives who made the largest political donations include Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), Ryan David Salame, and Nishad Singh. the majority of GOP donations of which were made by Salame.
The establishment choice for the next U.S. Speaker of the House, Kevin McCarthy (R-CA-23), received $2,105,000 in funds from FTX executive, Ryan David Salame, in March and June 2022.
McCarthy used his Congressional Leadership Fund political machine to “inject massive amounts of cash into House races nationwide.” His primary targets were America First conservatives who were aligned with former U.S. President, Donald Trump.
“Did you ask the Republicans who received donations?” Stone asked in response to the tweet.
Did you ask the Republicans who received donations?
— Roger Stone (@RogerJStoneJr) December 17, 2022
Among the members of Congress who received funds from FTX executives, only five of them voted against the continuation of aid to Ukraine in its proxy war with Russia: Gus Bilirakis (R-FL-12), Duncan (R-SC), Senator John Boozman (R-AR), House Rep. Kat Cammack (R-FL-03), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX-13).
Five sitting congressmen who were recipients of FTX funds sent a letter to the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in March 2022 which sought to put a halt to the SEC’s investigations into FTX and Alameida Capital.
SBF donated almost solely to the Democratic Party, and the Republicans to whom he did give money were all anti-MAGA never-Trumpers, a list which includes pro-impeachment establishment RINOs like Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Ben Sasse (R-NE), and Susan Collins (R-ME).
Additionally, in March 2022, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi received some $6,000,000 from Bankman-Fried.
Although supporters of Trump, Steve Scalise (R-LA), Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Kat Cammack (R-FL), and Ronny Jackson (R-TX) have all endorsed McCarthy.
SBF also contributed to Results for NC, Inc., the Super PAC founded by Thom Thillis (R-NC) which spent north of $1 million to defeat Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) in the 2022 primary.
The Senate Leadership Fund, a super PAC heavily influenced by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), either withheld funding from or attacked America First, “MAGA” U.S. senatorial candidates.
Indeed, even members of the House Freedom Caucus, Warren Davidson (R-OH-08) and Byron Donalds, (R-FL-19) were part of the cross-aisle, uni-party scheme to block inquiries into FTX and the now-defunct company’s connections to Kevin McCarthy’s GOP establishment.
— National File (@NationalFile) November 24, 2022
The effort to prevent an inquiry into FTX was spearheaded by Tom Emmer, but Darren Soto, Jake Auchincloss, and Josh Gottheimer also signed the official letter to Gary Gensler, the Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).
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