If you don’t know who LEN BLAVATNIK is you should check out his Wikipedia. He literally made donations to an anti-trump group and the Trump inaugural committee in the same year. He also donated to both Obama and Romney in 2012. Also has given financial support to Shumer, Harris, and other major dems. Context is helpful here.
EDIT: I’m replying to my original comment because I don’t have time to reply to everyone on the thread, but I’m happy to see the engagement.
In order to understand what this guy is about you have to understand how kleptocrats operate. For the most part he does not care about US politics all that much. What he cares about is presenting himself in a positive light in the West. Hence why he gives money to bitter political rivals, random think tanks, etc. He does not do this to create division in the US. Yes he is Russian by birth, but he could care less about geopolitical feuds. Blavatnik has no real allegiance to any particular country. He even demands that journalists mention his U.K. and US citizenship whenever he’s covered in the news. When you’re a kleptocrat of this magnitude you focus on staying out of the spotlight, using your dark money to buy yourself a positive public image, and remain ambiguous.
Has a politician/organization ever denied a donation from Blavatnik? Yes, December 2018, the Hudson Institute accepted a donation from him — and then returned the donation, following an outcry from anti-kleptocracy voices. Other than that single case I’m not aware of any other denials.
The US has become a safe haven for kleptocrats seeking to offload cash through political donations. Tell your politicians to send the money back. They all seem to be taking the donations no matter what affiliation. Because politicians think they’re untouchable.
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