Earlier in the week, we learned that the female Russian attorney whose June 2016 meeting with Donald Trump, Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner — which remains the most (only?) concrete evidence of attemptedcollusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian government — met with the founder of Democratic opposition research firm Fusion GPS on that very same day. Twice. Both before and after the truncated and much-discussed Trump Tower confab (RELATED: REPORT: Trump Dossier Firm Partner Met Russians Repeatedly). As someone who cut Team Trump very little slack on the Don Jr. emails that preceded their huddle with Natalia Veselnitskaya, the revelations about her schedule on that day strike me as rather suspicious.
Some of Fusion GPS’ defenders have argued that the meetings between Veselnitskaya and Glenn Simpson could have been entirely innocent and coincidental, considering that the organization was also working at the time on behalf of a Kremlin project to repeal an American law despised by Vladimir Putin. Let’s set aside the dubious nature of Fusion GPS’ simultaneous work (a) with the Russian government and (b) with Christopher Steele, an ex-British spy gathering unverified dirt on Donald Trump, some of which came from high-level Russian sources (and whose research we recently discovered was partially financed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, despite previous denials) (RELATED: WATCH: Clinton Takes Heat After Report Reveals Who Bankrolled Trump Dossier). Is the “unrelated coincidence” explanation still plausible? It’s looking less and less so. Check out this new Reuters report:
So Fusion GPS wrote the memo that was taken into the Trump Tower meeting which is the same memo presented to Russia’s prosecutor general https://t.co/Zs63G9s9D2
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) November 10, 2017
The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump’s eldest son last year, three sources familiar with the matter said…The sources told Reuters that the negative information that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya wanted to give to Republican Trump’s campaign at a June 2016 meeting in New York had been dug up by Fusion GPS in an unrelated investigation…In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Veselnitskaya said she went to the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and top campaign adviser Paul Manafort to show them proof of tax evasion by major Democratic donors…The memo had been prepared by Fusion…
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