According to the New York newspaper, 4,000 dollars was made in October 2020 by Richard Burt, partner at McLarty Associates and former US ambassador to Germany during Ronald Reagan’s Republican administration. In March of the same year, he spent 10 thousand. Dollars to the District Political Action Committee, “Unite The County.” The NYPD cites data from the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
“The money from Burt not only violates the Biden campaign’s commitment not to accept money from lobbyists, but is especially important because he is now directly involved in lobbying for Nord Stream 2 AG,” the NYP asserts.
He also provides an explanation from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) that when Burt made a donation to the Biden Victorian Fund, he did not confirm that he was a registered foreign agent.
“The DNC reported that it returned the money Thursday after a question from the Washington Post,” the New York Daily said.
The New York Post reported that Nord Stream 2 is controlled by a former East German officer and close ally of Vladimir Putin. As he mentions, referring to the Axios portal, according to the State Department, the company is subject to sanctions. However, Biden’s team refused to impose sanctions due to US national interests.
Critics assert that the project will enable Russia to exert a dangerous influence on European energy supplies and increase its overall political influence on the continent.
Nord Stream 2 is listed as collaborating with five European energy companies: ENGIE, OMV, Shell, Uniper and Wintershall Dea, and Bert is currently the spokesperson for all of them.
“Reading between the lines, you can clearly see what this pressure looks like. (…) While this is not evidence of anything illegal, it is just something that proves the role of influence in Washington,” quoted Anna Masulia newspaper . From the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonprofit, multiparty research group in Washington that studies the effects of money and pressure on elections and public policy.
According to the New York Post, Burt did not respond to a request for comment.
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