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senate Bill S. 1247

Should Candidates & Campaigns Report Offers of Election Assistance by Foreign Gov'ts to the FBI?

Argument in favor

As the Mueller report and FBI Director Christopher Wray have made clear, it’s necessary to create more protection against foreign interference in political campaigns. Requiring candidates and campaigns to report foreign agents’ offers of assistance will help prevent election interference by foreign adversaries.

RjGoodman's Opinion
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09/28/2019
I am saddened that we even have to codify this. I would like to think that this would be common sense, but with this group of legislators, it appears not. We must protect our country, our democracy and our election process. This will help.
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jimK's Opinion
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09/28/2019
It is in the interests of many foreign adversaries to influence the electorate to either vote for someone that has positions that align with their interests or someone known to be undisciplined and erratic in order to undermine faith in our government. tump was a win-win for the Russians who employed huge social media incursions to shape opinions of voters in key electoral districts- aided by Manafort's hand delivered and strategically detailed polling data. trump himself hired Cambridge Analytica to use militarily developed and proven psi-ops tactics to target key voter demographics with personally targeted messages to people whose psych profiles (developed by analysis of where they lived and public records)- showed them to be susceptible to influenced opinion change. This kind of stuff is really scary and election assistance from any foreign agent can open doors to this kind of intrusion. YES, absolutely- any offer of aid to any candidate (or seated politician) must be reported and investigated if we are going to ever have faith that our elections are a fair and honest representation of our people's wishes.
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B l's Opinion
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09/28/2019
It is already the LAW But tRump thinks he is above the LAW Impeach him when it comes before the senate vote: If you are silent that means to me you are complicit. When does our country mean more to you than Party? Right is Right, Wrong is still Wrong.
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Argument opposed

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) already prohibits political campaigns from accepting help from foreign nationals, so there’s no need for this bill. Additionally, receiving information from foreign governments could be construed as “oppo research,” not acquiescing to foreign interference in U.S elections.

Joe's Opinion
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09/28/2019
What I think is an ADULT should go to Congress and tell the children that party time is over, open their books and get to WORK!! This ridiculousness is making our Republic the laughing stock of the world!! Americans are PISSED. Expel Shiffty!! GET TO WORK and support our elected President!!
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JTJ's Opinion
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09/28/2019
Prosecute the Clintons for accepting foreign assistance with that phony dossier. Enough with the double standards and immunity for corrupt democrats.
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Raymond 's Opinion
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09/28/2019
@jkay. This is actually already law. And seems to me You Leftist that Creepy Uncle Joe Biden has already broken the law. As do most Democrats and Republicans. Our country has been taken over by Swamp people. People who are not elected but have been in Washington DC for generations. When Trump said drain the Swamp it’s people LIKE YOU that confuse the issue and the TRUTH because you’re so small minded and really do have Trump Derangement Syndrome.
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      Committee on Rules and Administration
    IntroducedApril 30th, 2019
    I am saddened that we even have to codify this. I would like to think that this would be common sense, but with this group of legislators, it appears not. We must protect our country, our democracy and our election process. This will help.
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    What I think is an ADULT should go to Congress and tell the children that party time is over, open their books and get to WORK!! This ridiculousness is making our Republic the laughing stock of the world!! Americans are PISSED. Expel Shiffty!! GET TO WORK and support our elected President!!
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    It is in the interests of many foreign adversaries to influence the electorate to either vote for someone that has positions that align with their interests or someone known to be undisciplined and erratic in order to undermine faith in our government. tump was a win-win for the Russians who employed huge social media incursions to shape opinions of voters in key electoral districts- aided by Manafort's hand delivered and strategically detailed polling data. trump himself hired Cambridge Analytica to use militarily developed and proven psi-ops tactics to target key voter demographics with personally targeted messages to people whose psych profiles (developed by analysis of where they lived and public records)- showed them to be susceptible to influenced opinion change. This kind of stuff is really scary and election assistance from any foreign agent can open doors to this kind of intrusion. YES, absolutely- any offer of aid to any candidate (or seated politician) must be reported and investigated if we are going to ever have faith that our elections are a fair and honest representation of our people's wishes.
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    It is already the LAW But tRump thinks he is above the LAW Impeach him when it comes before the senate vote: If you are silent that means to me you are complicit. When does our country mean more to you than Party? Right is Right, Wrong is still Wrong.
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    Yes reporting corruption should still be considered the RIGHT THING TO DO.
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    Obviously we can no longer trust people running for office to NOT solicit foreign governments, institutions and oligarchs from manipulating our free elections. What should be common sense for anyone wanting to go into public service must be criminalized or states and the federal government will become beholden to non US interests. It is well documented how leaders in other countries are tasking their wealthiest citizens to purchase and/or invest in US businesses to gain power. We see this happening in some Red States already. Our democracy and freedom are at stake.
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    Why impeach: Using the power of the presidency to withhold aide to one of the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet in exchange for favors. Mr. America first is sendin troops to Saudi Arabia in support of a murdering dictator who spends millions at his hotels and resorts. Corey Lewandowski testified to congress that trump ordered him to obstruct justice. Blocking information that pertains to the safety of our country from reaching congress. Has been threatening NOAA, a federal agency, with punishment if they do not disavow the truth and side with his lies. Invited the Taliban to Camp David the week of 9/11. #PussyAssBitch He’s doctoring weather maps to try and prove he’s not an idiot. Has stayed at trump properties 293 days in 3 years, that’s our tax dollars going directly into his pocket. Took money from military daycares to pay for a wall that won’t work and no one wants. The Vice President and the Attorney General are both spending tax payer dollars on trump hotels, lining his pockets and currying his favor. Privately instructed aides to skirt laws and regulations to get the wall built faster — and told them he will pardon them if necessary. Pressuring a government agency to give a contract for his wall to a company whose chief executive is a donor to one of his top GOP allies in Congress. Took hundreds of millions from 127 different projects (FEMA being one of those) for his wall. Thinks nuking a hurricane is an idea. Pushing to host the next G-7 at one of his own resorts. Taunted Iran by tweeting a classified image of an Iranian rocket that had exploded, thereby potentially compromising U.S. intelligence capabilities. His own company would save millions from the low interest rates he is demanding. Was going to give you tax cuts through your paychecks but decided not to. Destroying the economy with HIS trade war. We will soon average a 1.2 trillion deficit. He is repeating NRA talking points on background checks so expect no action taken regardless of the fact there has been 27 arrested over threats to commit mass attacks since El Paso( NOT TOLEDO). Made fun of republicans being afraid of the NRA and then caved after a 30 minute phone conversation with them. Bragged about indefinite child detention because it brings families together. Refusing flue shots, that protect us all(google influenza pandemic), to immigrant children. Attacking fellow congresswomen in really disgusting ways and making anti-Semitic remarks about Jews calling them disloyal. Thinks he’s the chosen one based on a conspiracy theory web sight. Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice. Profiting from the Presidency. Collusion - They had a meeting & lied about it. Advocating political & police violence. Abuse of power. Engaging in reckless behavior. Persecuting political opponents. Attacking the free press. Violating immigrants Right to Due Process. Violating campaign finance laws. Racist: Speaks directly to and often tweeting straight from white supremacists. Calls them very fine people. Told fellow congresswomen to go back where they came from. Called them shit hole countries. Called them murderers and rapists. Calls her Pocahontas. Took out full page adds calling for the death of five innocent black kids in New York, 1989. Literally has said in an interview he has Hitlers speeches, My New Order in his nightstand. Our Money: Spent campaign finance money on hush payments to silence a porn star he had an affair with in order to hide it from the voters. Has spent over $100 million of our tax dollars playing golf at his own golf courses. Has never divested from companies and advertises and profits off the White House. Was going to cut Medicaid and Medicare funding to pay for the tax cuts he gave to the rich. Is actively destroying farmers lives with his trade wars that we all know only hurts our pockets not Chinas. Has made the lives of every truck driver across America as well as our own, more dangerous by removing safety regulations that only benefits the pockets of the CEOs of those companies. Has removed any and all protections we had in place from work safety, environment, women’s rights, LGBTQ rights and gives that power back to the CEOs, oil companies, men and old white men. Saudi funded lobbyist rented 500 rooms at a trump hotel he never divested from right after he became president. Wonder why? Sexual Predator: Accused by more than 20 women of molestation and rape. Bragged about said molestation on tape. Has cheated on all three wives (see above). Has made sexual remarks on camera about his daughter. Belittles and bully’s strong women. Not even sure he’s aware he has two daughters. Idiot: Has allowed North Korea to grow there nuclear weapons program. Took the side of Putin over America’s own security agencies on the national stage. Lacks the intelligence and facts needed to communicate on a global level much less national one. Makes policy decisions based on FOX media. Lies when speaks. Doesn’t believe in science and quite often displays his ignorance of it. Russia: Lied about meetings with Russians. Lied about a trump tower Moscow. Personal attorney Michael Cohen (same guy who broke campaign finance laws under trumps direction) had contacts with russian officials. National Security aide Flynn resigned over Russian contacts. Jeff Sessions recused himself because of Russian contacts. Manafort resigned because of Russian contacts. Campaign foreign policy adviser Papadopoulos met with Russians then bragged about it to Australians who then turned that info over to our FBI. Sixteen campaign officials had contacts with Russia and at least nine others new about it. Russian mobster lived in trump tower. trump casino was flagged 106 times for lax money laundering standards and same Russian frequently stayed at trump casino. Has been selling real estate to Russians for years. It really is surprising how many connections to Russians this man has. Rick Scott, Marco Rubio, Bill Posey You are my representatives. OLC policy: The indictment or criminal prosecution of a sitting President would unconstitutionally undermine the capacity of the executive branch to perform its constitutionally assigned functions. It’s time to do your job. You swore an oath to this country, it’s people and me to uphold the constitution. The president has never upheld that oath. How do you want to be remembered?
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    Yes, candidates and their election campaign leaders should report any and all offers of election help by non USA entities and nations to the FBI immediately. There should be no wavering. It is a black snd white issue.
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    🤔 Who’d want to be opposed to this legislation being passed. 🤔 As the Mueller report and FBI Director Christopher Wray have made clear, it’s necessary to create more protection against foreign interference in political campaigns. Requiring candidates and campaigns to report foreign agents’ offers of assistance will help prevent election interference by foreign adversaries. SneakyPete.......... 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻. 9.28.19........
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    Donald Trump has taught us that his corruption and unscrupulous behavior make this law necessary. Vote yes.
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    Prosecute the Clintons for accepting foreign assistance with that phony dossier. Enough with the double standards and immunity for corrupt democrats.
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    It’s already the law, this is a dumb question! Since we are at the point where politicians can’t put country over winning, we are morally bankrupt. We need our politicians to put people over donations as well. Just so you all know, Al Gore got a package containing a video of Bush practicing debate questions. He and his campaign immediately turned it over to the FBI.
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    No question
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    Absolutely! This should not even be a question. It is illegal for a campaign for any US office to take assistance from a foreign government to aid that campaigns election to office! Period end of story so LOCK HIM UP!!!!
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    It's too bad that it needs to become a law, but so be it.
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    Yes. Report offers of elections interference/ influence from foreign entities.
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    The fact that we have to codify and create a law that enforces candidates to report this to the FBI is so very sad. But, we must protect our elections, our democracy, and our freedom.
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    Why should there be ANY question?! If a foreign power offers election interference, it MUST be immediately reported!
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    Yes. We have to do this. Before, we could trust basic integrity and decency would compel candidates to do this. But Trump and the current iteration of the Republican Party has taught us that we must codify this into law. Just in case a political party in the future once again decides to throw themselves, body and soul, behind another sociopath.
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    File this under ‘D’ for ‘duh’. Why haven’t they been in the past? For me this is almost level with treasonous.
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