From Russia with love
Newly elected Congressman George Santos said in an interview during the Conservative Political Action Conference that “I’ve been to Moscow many times during my career.”
Former FBI agent Peter Strzok said that “Santos also received at least $2690 from Len Blavatnik, a close associate of [billionaire oligarch Viktor] Vekselberg.”
Vekselberg’s cousin and money manager, Andrew Intrater, funneled money to Santos too, the Daily Beast reported last month.
“Starting in March 2021, Intrater and his wife began pouring tens of thousands of dollars into auxiliary committees backing Devolder-Santos: $20,000 directly to GADS PAC,…plus $12,100 to Devolder Santos Nassau Victory, a joint fundraising committee” with Nassau County GOP,” the report explained.
The legal situation here is fairly unambiguous: a SCOTUS case that is pretty much directly on point says the House can’t refuse to seat Santos unless it turns out he’s constitutionally ineligible to hold office, by for example not being a citizen (Obviously somebody needs to track down whether he was born in Queens as he claims, since all the other relevant details of his bio have turned out to be fabricated. Maybe he’s Americanish as it were).
Once he’s seated he can be booted out. by a two-thirds vote, and at this rate there appears to be a good chance that will happen. Tulsi Gabbard was excoriating him on Fox News last night, which tells you what her handlers think about all this, anyway.