Sabotage?: Hillary's Fusion GPS Operative Met With Russian Lawyer Before And After Trump Jr. Meeting

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Earlier this summer we were all led to believe that the now-infamous meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya was undeniable evidence that the Trump campaign had colluded with the Russian government to effectively stage a coup by preemptively blocking Hillary from her rightful throne.  But, what if it was all just a setup?

According to a report from Fox News, just hours before Natalia Veselnitskaya sat down with Trump Jr., Paul Manfort and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower on June 9, 2016, she was with Fusion GPS co-founder and former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson in a Federal Manhattan courtroom.  Adding to the mystery, Fox reports that the pair were together shortly after the Trump Jr. meeting as well. 

Of course, this is an intriguing new development because just a couple of months prior to these events, Fusion GPS was paid at least $1 million by Hillary's campaign and the DNC to 'prove' that Trump was working with the Russians.  All of which begs the obvious question, was the whole Trump Jr. fiasco nothing more than a failed attempt at political sabotage by the Hillary campaign?

The co-founder of Fusion GPS, the firm behind the unverified Trump dossier, met with a Russian lawyer before and after a key meeting she had last year with Trump’s son, Fox News has learned. The contacts shed new light on how closely tied the firm was to Russian interests, at a time when it was financing research to discredit then-candidate Donald Trump.


The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting involving Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya occurred during a critical period. At that time, Fox News has learned that bank records show Fusion GPS was paid by a law firm for work on behalf of a Kremlin-linked oligarch while paying a former British spy Christopher Steele to dig up dirt on Trump through his Russian contacts.


But hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fusion co-founder and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson was with Veselnitskaya in a Manhattan federal courtroom, a confidential source told Fox News. Court records reviewed by Fox News, email correspondence and published reports corroborate the pair’s presence together. The source told Fox News they also were together after the Trump Tower meeting.

Meanwhile, not only were Simpson and Veselnitskaya together before the Trump Jr. meeting, as it turns out Fusion GPS was hired by BakerHostetler to represent Russian firm Prevezon in an asset forfeiture case, a firm which Veselnitskaya also represented and was the reason that she was in the U.S. in the first place.  To summarize, Fusion GPS and Veselnitskaya were effectively co-workers defending a Putin-linked Russian operative on trial in the U.S. for a massive $230 million money laundering fraud.

NBC News first reported that Veselnitskaya and Simpson were both at a hearing centered around another Fusion client, Russian oligarch Denis Katsyv. His company, Prevezon Holdings, was sanctioned against doing business in the U.S. for its alleged role in laundering more than $230 million. Fox News obtained audio records from that hearing in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


The wrongdoing had been uncovered by Russian lawyer and whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who was beaten to death in a Russian prison in 2009 after being arrested for probing Prevezon and other companies with ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.


In December 2012, the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act was passed into U.S. law, freezing Russian assets and banning visas for sanctioned individuals. Fusion’s Simpson is believed to have been working with Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Soviet counter-intelligence officer turned Russian-American lobbyist, to overturn the sanctions.

The Senate Judiciary Committee interviewed Simpson for more than 10 hours on August 22nd though a spokesman for the committee refused to comment on whether Simpson confirmed his contact with Veselnitskaya during the closed-door session.

Of course, as we've noted previously (see: Hillary Clinton Lied, Paid For "Trump Dossier"), the DNC and Clinton campaign hired Fusion GPS for over $1 million in April 2016 through lawyer Marc Elias, who was general counsel for the Clinton campaign. Fusion, in turn, paid Steele $168,000 for the dossier, memos from which were shared with the FBI in the summer of 2016.

So what say you?  Was it all just an innocent coincidence or political sabotage?

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Two-bits's picture

Many a slip betwixt a cup and the lip.

Veritas X-'s picture

....vaginosis... (vaginosis) ....stinks, regardless nationality.



WTFRLY's picture

It's actually the Joo World Order you are smelling, the stench is very distinct. Please learn the smell so you can help identify it.

Shitonya Serfs's picture

Whenever I think of Hillary, I think of this:

Let's pretend this is when she's getting carted off to Fed Court makes it even better

macholatte's picture




        LOCK THEM UP!


Thought Processor's picture



I'm sure the FBI is all over this.......................



The gears of justice in the U.S. Federal system simply do not work anymore.  They have been comprimised beyond repair.  This is simply more evidence of this fact.



Bush Baby's picture

This is as innocent as the Clinton-Lynch meeting on the tarmac.

Bes's picture

there is sooo much smoke



double crosses

double agents



and playing both/all

around all of this........


what if the whole point was to DISTRACT

all of us, have us fight against each other

while the fleecing and the dividing and conquering 

continues by the oligarchs

of the world.....?

thinkmoretalkless's picture

With the Clintons there are no “innocent coincidences “

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Thought,

Doesn’t matter the Criminal alphabet Agencies, the Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths at the CIA have decades & Trillions invested over the decades planting “Agent Smiths” in all of them Pentagram MIC included.

It's those Select Highly Compartmentalized Criminal Pure Evil Rogue Elements at the Deep State Top that have had control since the JFK Execution that have entrenched themselves for decades & refuse to relinquish Control.

It's The Black Hats Versus The White Hats. Pure Evil War / Economic Oligarch Criminal Dynasties which must fall but refuse.
Interesting Times.

The Deep State will always exist. However, the Pure Evil Criminal Psychopathic Highly Compartmentalized Rogue Levels of it are being delt with. Which is what the World is witnessing.

BidnessMan's picture

If the FBI is not interested in this, are they doing anything?  Maybe the entire FBI has recused themselves from all investigative work. 

Just marking days off the calendar until retirement ? 

rlouis's picture

And it's going to be reported in the mainstream news.  lol

Stuart's picture

you're god damn right it was sabotage.... the whole thing was a setup.

null's picture

He who smelt it dealt it could not be more fitting a description for your useful-idiocy in support of AIPAC.

But hey ... keep carrying the Hebrew’s water, it’s the best you can probably hope for.

spieslikeus's picture

All these articles that end with questions are starting to sound a bit Mac Salvo-ish.

shovelhead's picture

This is what you get with the "girlie" blogs.

"What do you think? Would you get dangerous breast implants?

Mr Pink's picture

Derrr...didn't we already know this?? Sessions are you listening?

Jim in MN's picture

"It's A Trap!"

Too bad Admiral Ackbar was not on Team Trump.  He would have warned them.

It's Deep State vs. global peace now.  Becoming more and more clear by the day.

I will relish the downfall of these neolibcon criminals. 

Silversides's picture

Where the fuck is Sessions?!

NoDebt's picture

I'm busy.  Leave me alone.  Besides, I'm like all recused and stuff from this.

- Jeff Sessions


syzygysus's picture

I'm tired, old and compromised.  Leave me alone or I'll recuse myself.

-Jeff Sessions

wildbad's picture

not sabotaged..debriefed.

i know that is not a good term to use in an article about Killary

davinci7_gis's picture

I don't trust Sessions but in the back of my mind, I think he could be waiting until all the fact gathering is in and then he'll start the process of heads rolling...I hope!

USA USA's picture

Yea, he is really that smart?

Bush Baby's picture

DNC - on the count of three you all repeatedly scream "Opposition Research"

short screwed's picture

I pray that you’re right. Either that or there’s some great vacation pics of him taken at Epstein’s orgy island.

USA USA's picture

Trying to wipe the drool of his ass clown face!

tmosley's picture

Is this a crime? Slimy shit, sure, but a crime? I don't know.

11b40's picture

Who approved her visa to come into America?  

No Time for Fishing's picture

When the lying and deceit is used to attempt to frame a sitting President of the United States. Yes. When followed everywhere in this process you will eventually find perjury being committed. 

shovelhead's picture

Is attempting to induce others into criminal activity a crime?

ThePhantom's picture

no but its almost enough to absolve the President of the appearance of wrongdoing...and shift that appearance to the rightful group.. and possibly help to uncover other crimes which are sure to be stumbled upon. ?

NoDebt's picture


It's the Clintons we're talking about here.  OF COURSE it was.


Winston Churchill's picture

Sabotage ?

I think the correct legal term is TREASON: conspiring with foreigners to try to overthrow the

 duly elected government.Thats exactly what they were planning.

This went way beyond politics as usual.

Time DJT went full MBS on these fuckers.

Chupacabra-322's picture

@ Winston,

So to summarize the absolute, complete, total, open in your Faces,

Tyrannical Lawlessness.

It’s perfectly normal for Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopaths Hillary & Bill to profit to the tune of THIRTY MILLION DOLLARS...with uranium deals that benefit Russia while she was Secretary of State, the DNC to pay for dossiers compiled by known spies, meetings in DC with Ukrainian's in the Ukrainian embassy for the purpose of defeating Trump.

And, Pure Evil War Criminal Treasonous Seditious Psychopath Obama using the DNC dossier as evidence to get FISA warrants approved by a federal court to eavesdrop on Trump and his associates, so that Mzzz.Sunstein can then unmask & leak anything damaging to Trump in the Alinsky press. 

Does that about cover it besides Seth Rich's murder?

Miss Expectations's picture

You missed billions of dollars in arms sales and drug running and money laundering and murder and human trafficking and satanic ritual child abuse.

Chupacabra-322's picture

What's at Stake is the Deep State Global network of MultiNational Central Banking, Espionage, Murder, War, Torture, Destabilization Campaigns, BlackMail, Extortion, Child / Human Trafficking, Drug / Gun Running, Money Laundering, Corruption, NSA spying, Media control & control of the 17 Intelligence Agencies.

Most importantly, The Deep State controls all the distribution lines of the aforementioned. Especially the Coaxial Cable Communication lines of Espionage spying & Surveillance State Apparatus / Infrastructure.

Agencies all built on the British Model of Intelligence. Purely Evil & Highly Compartmentalized Levels which function as a Step Pyramid Model of Authority / Monarch Reign Pyramid Model of Authority.

That's what's at Stake. How this plays out is anyone's guess. The Pure Evil Criminal Psychopath Rogue elements of the Deep State will not go quietly. If not dealt with now, they'll disappear only to resurface at a later date with one objective:

Total Complete Full Spectrum World Domination they seek through Power & Control.

opport.knocks's picture

Except no one reads huffpo so it is of little consequence.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I don’t think so. Follow Laurias Tweets on this. It’s been censored and sent down the rabbit hole.

Zero Hedge is the only place I could find the story (contributor page).

11b40's picture

Wrong on all counts.  A lot of people read Huff Compost, and take it for the Gospel.

This article had heads exploding over there, I am sure.  The fact that they took it down is illustrative of the raw fear they have of truthful deviation from the well planned narrative.

shovelhead's picture

Luria is one of those rare birds, an old school newsman that spits facts in short concise bursts and lets the reader do the editorial analysis.

We're used to the exact opposite, so it's almost jarring to the senses to see that outside of ZH.

Which brings to question why it was picked up by HuffPoo in the first place. Did someone recognise quality journalism on an important story and run it without the "Girls Club" approval?

Did they really think "The I'm With Her Cabal" wouldn't notice?

Slip up or answering the howls of wounded SJW's across the land?

oldmanofthesee's picture

Doesn't matter. No one on the Rep side has the balls to do anything about it. Or, maybe just stupid?

Kayman's picture

"Rep side" ?  The Dems and the Reps have a marriage of convenience. The only arguments occurr over who gets the spoils.