Putin Imposes Sanctions on Pro-Gay Obama Campaign Donors
The Kremlin has expanded its secret â€śblack listâ€ť of Americans banned from Russia to include Obama campaign fundraisers tied to the LGBT community and senior Congressmen, diplomatic sources tell The Daily Beast. Moscowâ€™s list, these sources say, was expanded in retaliation to the Obama administrationâ€™s attack on the assets of key business associates of Vladimir Putin in March.
Diplomatic sources confirmed to The Daily Beast that the expanded and still-secret Russian sanctions list includes five top Obama campaign bundlers as well as about a dozen top Senators and Congressmen who were not included in the first list. The names of the specific bundlers remains a secret, but a focus was put on those with ties to the gay and lesbian community; itâ€™s a reflection of the ongoing fight between the Kremlin and the White House over Russiaâ€™s laws punishing the promotion of LGBT â€śpropaganda.â€ť