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Why did the U.S. just revoke Putin critic Bill Browder's visa?

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posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 10:16 PM
Fake news. His case was reviewed and approved on the 18th. Browder didn’t even know he was being banned until contacted by US customs and given a new visa. reply to: DanteGaland

posted on Oct, 23 2017 @ 10:27 PM
a reply to: DonInHtown

If it's fake news, then why are 2 senators demanding a review of the situation?

McCain, Cardin Seek Review of Bill Browder's Visa Revocation

Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Ben Cardin, D-Md., released a joint statement calling for a review of what lead to Bill Browder's visa being revoked.

"We understand that William Browder's U.S. visa has been revoked due his inclusion on the Interpol list," the senators wrote in an open statement Monday. "According to Browder, the Russian government has submitted his name for inclusion on the Interpol list on several occasions in the past, yet it was rejected as politically motivated. And through these episodes, his U.S. visa status has been immediately reinstated. The Department of Homeland Security should expedite an immediate review of the decision to revoke Mr. Browder's visa."

posted on Oct, 24 2017 @ 06:42 AM
a reply to: DanteGaland

Bill Browder is not linked to Uranium One but to the Magnitsky act that he promoted through extensive lobbying.
The Browder narative around the whole Magnitsky affair is totally flawed and Browder has tryed multiple time to silence the critics.
He was asked testify before the Judiciary comitee and maybe they want to make sure he won't be able to leave the country as they may have figured out about his false testimonies.

Browder first hired a Russian (Putin critic) film-maker in order to give credit to his thesis but this backfired :

How Russia-gate Met the Magnitsky Myth

Near the center of the current furor over Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer in June 2016 is a documentary that almost no one in the West has been allowed to see, a film that flips the script on the story of the late Sergei Magnitsky and his employer, hedge-fund operator William Browder.

The Russian lawyer, Natalie Veselnitskaya, who met with Trump Jr. and other advisers to Donald Trump Sr.’s campaign, represented a company that had run afoul of a U.S. investigation into money-laundering allegedly connected to the Magnitsky case and his death in a Russian prison in 2009. His death sparked a campaign spearheaded by Browder, who used his wealth and clout to lobby the U.S. Congress in 2012 to enact the Magnitsky Act to punish alleged human rights abusers in Russia. The law became what might be called the first shot in the New Cold War.

According to Browder’s narrative, companies ostensibly under his control had been hijacked by corrupt Russian officials in furtherance of a $230 million tax-fraud scheme; he then dispatched his “lawyer” Magnitsky to investigate and – after supposedly uncovering evidence of the fraud – Magnitsky blew the whistle only to be arrested by the same corrupt officials who then had him locked up in prison where he died of heart failure from physical abuse.

Despite Russian denials – and the “dog ate my homework” quality of Browder’s self-serving narrative – the dramatic tale became a cause celebre in the West. The story eventually attracted the attention of Russian filmmaker Andrei Nekrasov, a known critic of President Vladimir Putin. Nekrasov decided to produce a docu-drama that would present Browder’s narrative to a wider public. Nekrasov even said he hoped that he might recruit Browder as the narrator of the tale.

However, the project took an unexpected turn when Nekrasov’s research kept turning up contradictions to Browder’s storyline, which began to look more and more like a corporate cover story. Nekrasov discovered that a woman working in Browder’s company was the actual whistleblower and that Magnitsky – rather than a crusading lawyer – was an accountant who was implicated in the scheme.

So, the planned docudrama suddenly was transformed into a documentary with a dramatic reversal as Nekrasov struggles with what he knows will be a dangerous decision to confront Browder with what appear to be deceptions. In the film, you see Browder go from a friendly collaborator into an angry adversary who tries to bully Nekrasov into backing down.

Movie trailer :

Nekrasov interview :

Then a former collaborator of Browder paid attention to his claims and tried to consider what was accurate from what was false ... He wrote a book about it and the book has been removed from Amazon but is available for you to read in PDF.

Here is Putin's statement on the topic (turn on subtitles) :

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