GOP Chair Linked To Illegal Ukrainian Money Speaking in Denver Next Week

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Ken Buck and the Colorado Republican Party are inviting supporters to a fundraising luncheon next Wednesday featuring Republican National Committee co-chair Tommy Hicks, Jr., who’s been linked to two Ukrainian men arrested last week for illegally funneling foreign money to U.S. candidates and political committees.

The son of a Dallas billionaire and hunting buddy of Donald Trump Jr., Hicks served as chair for America First Action, a pro-Trump super PAC, prior to being named co-chair of the Republican National Committee earlier this year.

The Washington Post reported that the Ukrainian associates of Rudy Giuliani, Lev Parnas and Igor Frumen, donated $325,000 to America First Action. According to the indictment, the money was falsely reported as coming from a fake liquified natural gas company set up to conceal its true donor.

Four days after making the illegal six-figure donation to Hicks’ group, Parnas posted this picture of he and Fruman enjoying a “power breakfast” with Hicks and Trump Jr. at the Beverly Hills Polo Lounge.

The pair also routed money to other Republican groups, including Protect The House, which supported Rep. Mike Coffman’s (R-CO) failed 2018 reelection campaign.

RNC co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr. & President Trump

RNC co-chair Tommy Hicks Jr. & President Trump

The luncheon takes place at the Maggiano’s restaurant in downtown Denver at 11:30 AM. Tickets are $50, unless one is already a member of the Colorado Republican Committee’s “Capitol Club.” The invitation notes that “contributions from corporations and foreign nationals are prohibited.”

This isn’t Hicks’ first fundraising trip to Colorado this year. In July, he joined Vice President Mike Pence for a reception in Aspen. Tickets for that event reportedly cost $35,000 per couple.

Donald Trump Jr. is also visiting the state next week. The evening before Hicks’ fundraiser, Trump Jr. and Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk are bringing their “Culture War” tour to Colorado State University in Fort Collins.

Hicks is also friends with Kirk and sits on Turning Point’s advisory board. The trio was profiled in 2016 by the Dallas Morning News. The article includes this praise for Hicks fundraising prowess:

“These two young wild men have done more in three or four months than politicos who’ve run their traps for 30 years. They flat went nuts,” says Robert Blaha, chairman of the Trump campaign in Colorado.

2 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. MADCO says:

    Are they going to have the Russian lady who gave Trump all that money through the NRA ?
    Isn't she in jail? they should get her.
    And general Flynn – assuming he's not in jail. 

  2. harrydoby says:

    Guess Bolton was right about one thing:

    The testimony of Fiona Hill, senior director for European and Russian affairs, depicted advisers outside of the Giuliani vortex as alarmed by the undertaking, a group that included then-national security adviser John Bolton, who instructed her to inform the White House counsel’s office of the effort as early as July 10.

    “I am not part of whatever drug deal Sondland and Mulvaney are cooking up,” Hill testified Bolton told her, referencing Gordon Sondland, the U.S. ambassador to the E.U. who said Trump had given him authority to oversee the off-book operation, and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney. “Giuliani’s a hand grenade who’s going to blow everybody up,” Bolton said of the shadow operation.

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