Co-founder of Fusion GPS agrees to speak to Senate panel

Jul 29, 2017, 00:36
Co-founder of Fusion GPS agrees to speak to Senate panel

The investigations continue despite every effort by the President Trump to pressure the Justice Department through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who he has attacked for recusing himself on the Russian Federation investigation.

His lawyer Sergei Magnitsky helped uncover a massive tax-fraud scheme in Russian Federation but was arrested by authorities and died in a Moscow jail.

Browder hired a Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, to investigate what was going on.

The complaint was filed by United States financier Bill Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, who spearheaded the Magnitsky Act in 2012 to punish Russian officials suspected of being involved in the death of his account, Sergey Magnitsky. The high-level Russian sources he developed during his time there have made him useful to the State Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, who have worked with him in the past to investigate Russian corruption. The hearing was set up to examine the firm's separate work on a legal case involving the Magnitsky Act, a law to punish Russian human rights violators.

That has been the focus of two of the Russian advocates who took part in the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016: attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin.

The absence of Mr. Trump Jr. and Mr. Manafort took much of the suspense out of the hearing.

Donald Trump Jr. accused of holding talks with Russian lawyer during his father's election campaign. That money is held all over the world in banks in America and all over'.

Until his dismal as the U.S. Attorney for Southern New York, days after Trump's inauguration, the aforementioned Bharara was aggressively seeking to recover the money that Magnitsky discovered that real estate company had laundered in New York area banks and properties.

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The president's son, who enthusiastically accepted the invitation to meet with Veselnitskaya for that goal, has said she provided no useful information and the discussion focused instead on Russia's ban on United States adoptions of Russian children.

Speaking of how things look, there were three appalling examples of poor optics Monday, courtesy of Trump and his senior advisor/son-in-law Kushner.

Browder, who is now being thrust into the political spotlight, testified on Thursday that he believes Magnitsky was "murdered as my proxy". But I do know that the (former) KGB, the FSB, the security services - they would have studied their targets carefully they would have constructed an offer that they thought was appealing and sizable enough to be consistent with what they were asking for'. I have no doubt that this is personal to mr Putin and he is trying to lash out'.

But with this administration, it's hard to separate the people's/government's business from those of the Trump/Kushner family.

Simpson also cut a deal with Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, in which he'll speak with committee members or staffers privately in the way Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, did this week with the Senate and House Intelligence Committees.

Second was Monday morning, at a news conference urging/threatening Republicans that they better vote for his and Mitch McConnell's healthcare bill, Trump used several families who had suffered "due to" Obamacare for a backdrop. "It is a matter of public record that Fusion GPS worked for and under the supervision of an American law firm to provide support for civil litigation in NY".

Speaking of alt-right images, I've tried hard not to compare any of Trump's behavior with that of Adolph Hitler, although his machinations while speaking do remind me of Benito Mussolini.

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