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    The Wall/Shutdown Fire? Look over here in the smoke


    And . . .


    Don't overlook Manafort's notes from the Trump Tower meeting...



    Follow this thread... twitter.com/jedshug/status/1082670785980968962

    Veselnitskaya indictment
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    Contributed by: Andrew Prokop, Vox.com



    • The Russian lawyer who met with top Trump campaign officials at Trump Tower brought with her a memo that echoed Kremlin talking points.
    • The man whom the memo targeted said it suggests she was acting as an "agent" of the Kremlin rather than independently.
    • The memo sheds new light on the meeting, which included Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner.




    Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting charged in separate case

    January 8 at 11:55 AM

    A Russian lawyer whose role at a 2016 meeting at Trump Tower has come under scrutiny from special counsel Robert S. Mueller III was charged Tuesday in a separate case with obstructing justice in a money-laundering investigation.
    While Vesenitskaya has long proclaimed she is innocent and not a representative of the Russian government, the indictment argues she has worked closely with senior Russian officials for years.

    In 2014, U.S. authorities were investigating whether Prevezon Holdings, a Cyprus-based real estate corporation, orchestrated a tax scheme in Russia by stealing the identities of companies and filing sham lawsuits to incur fake losses to generate tax refunds.
    Veselnitskaya represented Prevezon Holdings in a civil case in which the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan sought millions of dollars in forfeiture from the company and others. The Justice Department had alleged in a civil complaint that a Russian criminal organization ran an elaborate tax refund scheme.
    The parent company of the victim firms hired attorneys to investigate after learning of the sham lawsuits, including Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and they uncovered the fraud scheme, in which Russian government officials were complicit, American prosecutors said.

    Magnitsky was arrested in Russia and died in custody. On the day he died, prosecutors said, he was beaten by guards with a rubber baton, and an ambulance crew called to treat him was deliberately kept outside of his cell until he was dead.

    The incident sparked the United States to pass the Magnitsky Act, which allowed the U.S. government to sanction officials found to have committed human rights violations in Russia.





    Adds to your point if true (though I should say that I can't vouch for it being correct):

    Along these lines: Why would you even try what he's trying if this is the case?

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