Skip to comments.Trump Jr. pitch was part of broad Russian effort
Posted on 07/13/2017 4:27:12 PM PDT by mandaladon
Two months before Donald Trump Jr.s encounter with a Russian figure, a key House subcommittee chairman received a similar overture in Moscow offering derogatory information about a U.S. policy that was upsetting Vladimir Putin.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, a California Republican with a reputation as a Moscow ally in Congress, told The Hill the information he received in April 2016 came from the chief prosecutor in Moscow and painted an alternative picture of the Russian fraud case that led to the passage of anti-Russia legislation in Congress known as the Magnitsky Act.
I had a meeting with some people, government officials, and they were saying, Would you be willing to accept material on the Magnitsky case from the prosecutors in Moscow? And I said, Sure, Id be willing to look at it, Rohrabacher recalled in an interview. The congressmans account provides the latest evidence that the overture to President Trumps eldest son in June 2016 by a Russian lawyer named Natalia Veselnitskaya was part of a larger campaign by Moscow that predated the Trump Tower encounter and continued afterwards.
The focus was to sow distrust among American leaders about the Magnitsky Act, and influence far more than Trumps inner circle. It included lobbying overtures to journalists, State Department officials and lawmakers and congressional staff from both parties, according to interviews with participants and recipients of the campaign.
Congress passed the law and President Barack Obama signed it in 2012, punishing Russia with sanctions for alleged human rights violations in connection with the prison death of a lawyer named Sergei Magnitsky who claimed to have uncovered a massive money laundering scheme based in Moscow.
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Hmmmm. I thought it was a Russian broad.
beat me to it
LOL! Gotta be quick or have the timing just right.
How many others in Congress will come forward and report they were contacted in the same way? Thank You Dana.
You win the internets
I’m sure Putin gets a chuckle out of our press thinking he is in direct contact with every Russian now.
When they make the movie, I hope some relative of Don Knots is available for the lead Democrat roll.
The way this is playing out is that Russia wanted to sow dissention in American Politics no matter how the election played out, they are trying to get us to eat each other alive and it’s working.
And the democrats fell right into their trap or they’re part of the conspiracy. Most likely the later.
She conned her way in ---- dangling a carrot------saying "she had dirt on Hillary."
It's really odd that she would use Hillary as a carrot on a stick-----that she figured there wasn't enough dirt on Hillary----that she had something more damaging than the mountain of dirt out there.
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