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Kucinich Reports Paid Speaking Engagement With Pro-Syrian Group

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Former Ohio Congressman and current Democratic gubernatorial Candidate Dennis Kucinich has reported 2017 speaking income from a group with sympathies toward the Syrian government. 

Kucinich Tuesday reported earning 20 thousand dollars for a speech last year from the Association for Investment in Popular Action Committees, a parent organization of the pro-Assad Syrian Solidarity Movement. Kucinich reported the income as part of an amended ethics filing. The U.S. and its allies last week attacked Syrian stores of chemical weapons they believe Assad used on the Syrian people. On its website, the Syrian Solidarity Movement criticizes what it characterizes as a "false western narrative about Syria" and praises Assad's government.

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