Dana Rohrabacher

Prince to Hold Fundraiser for Russia-Friendly Lawmaker

“Blackwater founder Erik Prince will host a fundraiser this month for Russia-friendly Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), as Prince faces new questions over a 2017 meeting currently being investigated by special counsel Robert Mueller,” CNN reports.

“Prince and Rohrabacher have been friends and mutual supporters for years: Prince interned for the California congressman on Capitol Hill in 1990, and Rohrabacher vigorously defended Prince when Blackwater faced congressional scrutiny during President George W. Bush’s administration.”

Also attending: Oliver North.

Gates Admits Lying About Rohrabacher Dinner

“Former Trump campaign aide Rick Gates just admitted to lying to U.S. investigators about a March 19, 2013, meeting between his boss, Paul Manafort, and an unidentified U.S. congressman. Public filings show a meeting that day between Manafort and Dana Rohrabacher, a Russia-friendly Republican congressman from California,” Bloomberg reports.

Mueller Probes Flynn Meeting with Rohrabacher

“Investigators for Special Counsel Robert Mueller are questioning witnesses about an alleged September 2016 meeting between Mike Flynn, who later briefly served as President Trump’s national security adviser, and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a staunch advocate of policies that would help Russia,” NBC News reports.

“The meeting allegedly took place in Washington the evening of Sept. 20, while Flynn was working as an adviser to Trump’s presidential campaign. It was arranged by his lobbying firm, the Flynn Intel Group. Also in attendance were Flynn’s business partners, Bijan Kian and Brian McCauley, and Flynn’s son, Michael G. Flynn.”

FBI Said Russia Was Recruiting GOP Lawmaker

“The F.B.I. warned a Republican congressman in 2012 that Russian spies were trying to recruit him, officials said, an example of how aggressively Russian agents have tried to influence Washington politics,” the New York Times reports.

“The congressman, Dana Rohrabacher of California, has been known for years as one of Moscow’s biggest defenders in Washington and as a vocal opponent of American economic sanctions against Russia.”

Rohrabacher Defends Hacking as ‘Terrific’

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) told CNN that it was “terrific” that voters got more truthful information about Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, regardless of whether the hackers were Russian.

Said Rohrabacher: “The hackers, whether or not they’re Russian hackers, I don’t know. I know the CIA and the FBI disagree as to who the hackers are. But whether they’re Russian hackers or any other hackers, the only information that we were getting from hackers was accurate information, was truthful. And that’s not gonna turn the tide. If the American people have been given more truthful information, that’s terrific.”

Rohrabacher Defends Russia In Interview

Secretary of state candidate Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) told Yahoo News that the United States cooperating with Russia is a good thing and that China is not America’s friend.

In a contentious exchange with reporter Bianna Golodryga, Rohrabacher compared Putin to former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. When Golodryga brought up Russia’s history of alleged human rights abuses, he responded: “Oh, baloney — where do you come from?”

When Golodryga said she immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet republic of Moldova as a political refugee, Rohrabacher retorted: “Then the audience knows you’re biased.”