Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russian Federation

Jul 29, 2017, 00:34
Fusion GPS: White House trying to smear us on Russian Federation

Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse said during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday that the president now has the power to remove individuals from the Office of Foreign Asset Control's (OFAC) sanctions list.

British-American investor William Browder, whom Russian Federation has accused of financial crimes, said reversing the 2012 Magnitsky Act is President Vladimir Putin's "single most important foreign policy goal".

Browder, the founder of Hermitage Capital Management, r enounced his USA citizenship in 1998 and moved to Russian Federation, where he quickly became the country's most successful foreign investor. Mr. Magnitsky, a Russian attorney and auditor, was tortured and murdered after he uncovered a money-laundering scheme in Russia.

The delay occurred just before committee members took testimony from British-American businessman and anti-Kremlin crusader Bill Browder, who has called Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson a "professional smear campaigner".

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Upon returning to Washington, DC, Rohrabacher tried to organise a show-trial of Browder in front of Congress that would have included a screening of an anti-Magnitsky Act film that attacked Browder, The Daily Beast reported.

Attempting to unilaterally lift sanctions on any individual "would put in legal jeopardy the entire USA sanctions program across all countries and sectors because other sanctioned individuals could argue in court that the United States sanctions are arbitrary and not based on law", Browder said.

Fusion GPS has denied that it was lobbying and has said it was simply doing legal research for Baker Hostetler on the Prevezon case, which settled in May with no admission of guilt by Prevezon.

On July 11, Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, disclosed emails he exchanged arranging a meeting with a Russian lawyer named Natalya Veselnitskaya.

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He said he can "conclude with certainty" that she was pressing for repeal of the Magnitsky Act when she met with Don Jr. and others at Trump Tower.

"Nobody was talking about adoption", Browder said. According to the Russian lawyer, the investor had collected private information about her. Veselnitskaya said that the smear campaign was a revenge for Browder's recent defeat in a United States court in the "Prevezon" company case in which Veselnitskaya acted as a legal expert representing the Cyprus-based holding company in its defense against allegations of money laundering. "To me, this just shows you how deep the Russians are into our democracy and if you are Republican and you are Democrat, if you don't get...the point I was trying to make, it's a risky mistake because they are trying to screw up our elections and our democracy on both sides of the aisle". You believe that Fusion GPS should of registered under FARA, because they were acting on the behalf of the Russians?

The House and Senate intelligence committees interviewed Kushner earlier in the week - Kushner, in testimony he released publicly, said that he remembered very little of the meeting and later asked an aide to bail him out of the meeting. In fact, she has denied having anything to do with the Kremlin, but the fact that she once represented interests of the F.S.B.in court may raise numerous eyebrows, especially among US politicians. Mr. Steele nearly exclusively used sources linked to the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin to put together the Trump dossier, which Democrats widely circulated knowing it contained discredited information.

Last month, Trump's Justice Department suddenly made a decision to settle the money laundering case against the real estate company.

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Senate intelligence committee staff interviewed Manafort as well this week.

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