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  • Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Opposing Russian...Request to Question Fmr. U.S. Diplomats

    07/19/2018 5:30:45 PM PDT · by familyop · 17 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | July 19, 2018 | Conor Beck
    The Senate unanimously passed a resolution Thursday expressing opposition to the notion the United States might cooperate with the Russian government to make former U.S. diplomats, officials, and military members available for questioning. The resolution is a direct response to Russian President Vladimir Putin discussing with the President Donald Trump on Monday the possibility of prosecuting American-born British financier Bill Browder, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul, and others for alleged crimes. The offer from Putin developed after the Justice Department indicted 12 GRU military intelligence officers for their involvement in Russian efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S....
  • Prominent Putin critic: If Trump turns me over, I'm dead (Bill Browder)

    07/19/2018 2:20:09 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 96 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/18 | Aris Folley
    Bill Browder, a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin, on Thursday said that if President Trump turns him over to the Russian government he will be handing him over to his death. "To hand me over to Putin is basically to hand me over to my death," Browder said while appearing on CNN’s "At This Hour." Putin mentioned Browder by name during a press conference with the president on Monday, where the Russian leader said that the Kremlin would permit special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to travel to Russia and question 12 Russian intelligence officers indicted in the Russia...
  • Putin's Pants-on-Fire claim about $400 million donation to Clinton from Bill Browder partners

    07/17/2018 9:31:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politifact ^ | 07/17/2018 | Jon Greenberg
    Russian President Vladimir Putin offered a novel idea to advance the Russia investigation during a joint news conference with President Donald Trump in Helsinki. Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team could come to his country, Putin said, if Russian investigators were allowed to go the United States to dig into alleged tax evasion by American-born financier Bill Browder and his associates. "Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 billion dollars in Russia," Putin said through a translator. "They never paid any taxes." Putin continued. "They sent a huge amount of money, over 400 million, as a contribution to the...
  • WHO IS BILL BROWDER? PUTIN ASKS FOR TRUMP'S HELP IN QUESTIONING BILLIONAIRE FOR 'ILLEGAL...

    07/17/2018 2:15:28 AM PDT · by Libloather · 47 replies
    Newsweak ^ | 7/16/18 | CRISTINA MAZA
    WHO IS BILL BROWDER? PUTIN ASKS FOR TRUMP'S HELP IN QUESTIONING BILLIONAIRE FOR 'ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES' IN RUSSIA During a press conference with President Donald Trump in Finland on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin said he would allow special counsel Robert Mueller to interview Russians indicted for interfering in the 2016 presidential election if Russian law enforcement can access people connected to one man in particular: the London-based financier Bill Browder. “Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over 1.5 million dollars in Russia. They never paid any taxes, neither in Russia nor in the United States, and yet the money...
  • I'm Bill Browder. Here's Putin's Biggest Mistake When Trying to Get Access to Me Through Trump

    07/17/2018 8:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 56 replies
    Yahoo via TIME ^ | 07/17/2018 | Bill Browder
    I wasn’t watching the Donald Trump–Vladimir Putin press conference from Helsinki. But when my phone started burning up with messages, I knew something was going on. I quickly discovered that Putin had mentioned me by name. No journalist had asked about me. He just brought me up out of the blue. Putin offered to allow American investigators to interview the 12 Russian intelligence agents just indicted by Special Counsel Robert Mueller in exchange for allowing Russians to have access to me and those close to me. This is no idle threat. For the last ten years, I’ve been trying to...
  • Putin asks US to help in Hermitage Capital Management founder case

    07/16/2018 11:24:08 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 40 replies
    Tass ^ | July 16, 20:02
    At the summit meeting with US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday, Putin said that the United States might file a request to question the Russians indicted in the US, under the 1999 Treaty on Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, and Russian investigators could interrogate them. "Then we will expect from the American side to question, in presence of our detectives, those officials, including US special services agents, who we suspect of committing illegal activities in the Russian Federation," he emphasized. "What do I mean? The notorious case of Bill Browder, the founder of the Hermitage Capital Management."
  • It's time to go after Vladimir Putin's money in the West

    03/30/2018 2:20:16 PM PDT · by GoldenState_Rose · 46 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Mar 2018 | Anders Aslund
    Putin controls the Russia's state institutions, its secret police and its big state companies. Together with a few old friends from St. Petersburg, the president is tapping the big state companies through overpriced no-bid procurement, transfer pricing, asset stripping and stock manipulation. They are also making money by extorting old oligarchs and taking loans from state banks, not to be returned. Overall assessments indicate a personal enrichment of Putin and his closest cronies of some $20 billion to $25 billion a year since 2006, a pilfering from Gazprom of $60 billion from 2004 to 2007...By now, this group would have...
  • Senate Panel To Hear Testimony From Businessman Targeted By Trump Dossier Firm

    07/12/2017 10:41:58 PM PDT · by Fedora · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2017 | Chuck Ross
    A London-based businessman who was investigated last year by the opposition research firm behind the so-called Trump dossier will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week, The Daily Caller has learned.Bill Browder says that he will “definitely” be testifying about a complaint he filed with the Justice Department last year in which he accused Fusion GPS, the firm behind the dossier, and a former Soviet intelligence officer named Rinat Akhmetshin of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), a law requiring agents of foreign governments to disclose their lobbying and consulting work.Founded by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn...
  • Surprise! The Democrat-Linked Firm Behind The Fake Trump Dossier Was Funded By The Russian Govt

    Fusion GPS, the opposition research firm with ties to the Democrat Party, reportedly received funding from senior Russian government officials around the time it was putting together its infamous bogus dossier alleging – among many things – that President Donald Trump once hired prostitutes to pee on a Russian hotel bed that had been previously occupied by Barack and Michelle Obama. This latest twist in the tale to uncover Fusion GPS’s motivations for creating the dossier was detailed by American Majority Founder and Chief Executive Officer Ned Ryun speaking with Breitbart News Daily. Ryun’s sourcing for the information he divulged...
  • Browder stands by claims that Russia paid firm behind the anti-Trump dossier

    08/18/2017 12:52:34 AM PDT · by Fedora · 6 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 08/17/2017 | Dan Boylan
    A key witness’ to a recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing exploring Russian meddling in the 2016 election has reaffirmed his testimony that the secretive Washington firm, Fusion GPS, which commissioned the sensational anti-Trump campaign research dossier, received payment from the Kremlin.Last week a Washington Post “Fact Checker” article assessed a statement by White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders in which she said, “The Democrat-linked firm Fusion GPS actually took money from the Russian government while it created the phony dossier that’s been the basis for all of the Russia scandal fake news.”The article—which awarded Mrs. Sanders “Three Pinocchios” for what...
  • News-For-Hire Scandal Deepens: ‘Fusion GPS’ Sleazy Venezuela Links Shed New Light on Trump Dossier

    07/30/2017 12:45:46 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 12 replies
    Tablet Magazine ^ | 27 July 2017 | Lee Smith
    The Fusion GPS news-for-hire scandal has not only led to the public identification of the source of the “Trump Dossier”—a for-profit company that provides opposition research to whoever could write big checks, which is staffed by four former Wall Street Journal reporters led by Glenn Simpson. The scandal has also lifted the lid off a sewer of corporate information warfare and opposition research that the flailing institutions of the mainstream press now regularly re-package as news, without ever saying where it came from—or who paid for it. While the idea that the products of paid opposition research are being main-lined...
  • Senate Testimony: Fusion GPS Helped Corrupt Russians And Venezuelans

    07/26/2017 9:06:16 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 15 replies
    Federalist, the ^ | 26 July 2017 | Mollie Hemingway
    At a hearing today, witnesses will testify that Fusion GPS, an organization behind an infamous dossier pumping the Russia-Trump collusion story, is a highly paid smear-for-hire operation in violation of international laws. At a hearing this morning, Senate Judiciary members will receive testimony that Fusion GPS helped advocate the interests of corrupt Russian and Venezuelan officials while hiding its foreign work from federal authorities. Many in the media have focused on whether Donald Trump Jr. and former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort would testify publicly at the hearing. Less well covered has been anything to do with Fusion GPS, the...
  • Who paid Fusion GPS for the Steele Dossier?

    07/14/2017 2:44:27 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 39 replies
    John Batchelor show ^ | 13 July 2017 | John Batchelor
    audio 11:08 Fusion GPS was hired by Democrats in 2012 to do opposition research on Mitt Romney. Some of the work that received the most media attention was focused on investigating the marriage records of a large donor to the Romney presidential campaign, Frank VanderSloot.[2][3] Planned Parenthood[edit] In August 2015, Planned Parenthood retained Fusion GPS to defensively investigate the veracity of a series of undercover videos released by pro-life activists that they claim showed Planned Parenthood officials agreeing to sell fetal tissues obtained through abortions to medical researchers.[2] Fusion GPS hired video and transcription experts to analyze the videos and...
  • A Whistleblower in Moscow--And we don't mean Edward Snowden.

    07/13/2013 4:43:17 PM PDT · by 1rudeboy · 15 replies
    [] A day before, Mr. Snowden's protectors offered a lesson in modern Russia's respect for human rights. A court in Moscow convicted Sergei Magnitsky, who had exposed a $230 million embezzlement scheme run by Russian officials, on tax fraud charges. He received no prison term, but not because the Moscow judge had gone soft. Beaten and suffering from pancreatitis, Magnitsky died in agony four years ago while in pre-trial police custody. He was a brave whistleblower who exposed abuses and sought no glory for himself. This was the first posthumous prosecution in modern Russian history, complete with an empty steel...
  • Donald Trump Jr. gathered members of campaign for meeting with Russian lawyer before election

    07/08/2017 5:13:49 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 80 replies
    Circa ^ | 8 Jul 17 | Sara A. Carter and John Solomon
    Shortly before his father was formally nominated for president last summer, Donald Trump Jr. was approached by a Russian lawyer who set up a meeting to discuss a Russian policy, according to interviews with Trump family lawyers. President Trump’s eldest son briefly gathered others for the meeting, including his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, as well as then-presidential campaign manager Paul Manafort for the meeting at Trump Tower in New York City with the lawyer, identified by Trump family lawyers as Natalia Veselnitskaya. Veselnitskaya used the meeting in June 2016 to have a conversation about a U.S. law called the Magnitsky Act...
  • Learning from George McGovern and Earl Browder (Browder was head of CP-USA)

    04/11/2007 5:47:04 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 8 replies · 465+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 4-11-07 | Andrew Walden,
    It would be pleasing to write about an anti-American war Senator who finally saw the light. But McGovern was not actually flip-flopping. He was consistently representing the interests of what he described in an August 25, 1978 speech on the Senate floor as, “Ho Chi Minh’s popularly-based revolution for independence in Vietnam.”
  • How the grandson of a leading Communist became the largest foreign capitalist in Russia, lost it all

    02/02/2015 1:08:08 PM PST · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    TheBlaze Books ^ | 2015-02-02 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Bill Browder rose from rebellious grandson of the former head of the Communist Party USA, Earl Browder, to the leading foreign capitalist in Russia, as the founder and CEO of the high-flying hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management. But his rise was matched by a brutal and deadly fall, in which the Russian government would steal and destroy Browder’s company, and physically threaten its employees, culminating in the imprisonment, torture and death of Browder’s lawyer Sergei Magnitsky — the man for whom on account of Browder’s lobbying, the Magnitsky Act was named. Browder and a deceased Magnitsky would both be convicted...