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

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?

Comments

Bes Bush Baby Wed, 11/08/2017 - 13:17 Permalink

there is sooo much smokemirrorscrossesdouble crossesdouble agentshoneypotspatsiesand playing both/allaround all of this........--------------------------what if the whole point was to DISTRACTall of us, have us fight against each otherwhile the fleecing and the dividing and conquering continues by the oligarchsof the world.....?

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Chupacabra-322 Thought Processor Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:11 Permalink

@ 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.

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Chupacabra-322 Winston Churchill Wed, 11/08/2017 - 10:35 Permalink

@ 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?

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Chupacabra-322 Miss Expectations Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:14 Permalink

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.

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shovelhead Bay of Pigs Wed, 11/08/2017 - 11:43 Permalink

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?

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