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GOP Candidate Sought Russian Help to Unseat Gay Rep David Cicilline

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David Cicilline of Rhode Island in 2016, according to the Federal Election Commission.Taub, 33, has been imprisoned after he was convicted of defrauding political donors a few years ago.In a recent unearthed documents from the FEC first reported by The Providence Journal, U.S.

officials say Taub sent a direct message to a Twitter account known to be used by Russian intelligence, Guccifer 2.0.“Can you get a list of Republican donors for me.

I am running for office myself,” Taub asked the account. “I could use your help to defeat [Cicilline].”He then told the account that a donor list would help to “raise some money to put against [Cicilline] . . .

if I had the resources I can win.”According to the FEC documents, Guccifer 2.0 replied, “it seems i have a dossier on cicilline . . .

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