Putin Imposes Sanctions on Pro-Gay Obama Campaign Donors
The Kremlin has expanded its secret ‚Äúblack list‚ÄĚ of Americans banned from Russia to include Obama campaign fundraisers tied to the LGBT community and senior Congressmen, diplomatic sources tell The Daily Beast. Moscow‚Äôs list, these sources say, was expanded in retaliation to the Obama administration‚Äôs 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; it‚Äôs a reflection of the ongoing fight between the Kremlin and the White House over Russia‚Äôs laws punishing the promotion of LGBT ‚Äúpropaganda.‚ÄĚ