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originally posted by: IgnoranceIsntBlisss
a reply to: theantediluvian
How is her being a Fusion crony and setting up the meeting with Fusion dirt, paid by ClintonCo., get Fusion off the hook for this?
In 2013 Fusion GPS is hired by BakerHostetler. In 2014 they do the research that ends up in the memo. In October of 2015, Veselnitskaya presents the information to Yurk Chaika (Russian Prosecutor General). In April of 2016, memos with that information are given to Rohrabacher and Rep. French Hill. In the time prior to the meeting, the team was running around Capitol Hill lobbying anyone they could be introduced to.
Then Veselnitskaya is reaches out to the Agalarovs and asks them to reach out to the Trumps for a meeting (according to the Agalarov's attorney). Veselnitskaya is put into contact with Goldstone, to whom she sends the memo. At the meeting, she gives Don Jr the same memo that she has already been floating around Capitol Hill.
Er wait, Fusion was already on Clinton's payroll by then?
Just before her now-infamous meeting on June 9 of last year with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower, Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was in court as a former U.S. attorney general tried to pull off an audacious legal maneuver against the U.S. government.
The meeting, arranged after Trump Jr. was offered information to “incriminate Hillary” as part “of Russia and its government’s support for Mr. Trump,” had originally been scheduled for 3 p.m., but was moved back an hour because “the Russian government attorney” had to be in court that afternoon, according to the email thread arranging it.
That was the same day that Michael Mukasey, who served as attorney general under George W. Bush, appeared before a panel of three judges on the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit to argue that Prevezon—the Kremlin-tied company then charged with hiding a fraction of a $230 million Russian tax scheme in Manhattan luxury real estate—should be allowed to keep a lawyer it had effectively poached from the other side.
Veselnitskaya, who represented the company’s owner as it prepared to defend itself at trial, did not register an official appearance with the appeals court, and the SDNY declined to comment on her presence there.
Strangely enough, it was after this that the settlement was reached in which no fault was admitted and Prevezon paid a $5.9 million fine:
Prevezon is owned by Russian businessman Denis Katsyv. His father, Pyotr Katsyv, was vice premier and minister of transport of Moscow region from 2004 to 2012. Katsyv’s deputy minister was Alexander Mitusov, Veselnitskaya’s ex husband.