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For those who may have forgotten:

Veselnitskaya hired law firm BakerHostetler which hired Fusion GPS for Prevezon case on her behalf

Simpson met w/Veslenitskaya before AND after TT meeting

Information Veselnitskaya reportedly had came from Simpson memo.
Also of note. The indictment is in relation to the Prevezon Case.

Not Trump Tower meeting.
I will be curious as to where this ultimately leads:
It seems that Browder’s subsidiary companies were falsely listing employees as meeting the definition of “handicapped individuals” when in fact they did not.
There is an uncomfortable truth that underlies much of this.

Fusion and Veselnitskaya were right about Browder. He is not who he portrays himself to be.

At the same time - separately - Fusion began it's campaign against Trump leading to work w/Steele & the dossier.
The documents used in charges against Veselnitskaya almost certainly come via documents Khodorkovsky received at a project he has dubbed Dossier Center.
The Veselnitskaya leaks contained no information regarding the Trump Tower meeting, lending credence to Veselnitskaya’s contention that both parties quickly realized it was a waste of time.

Nor was there any information contained in the leaks regarding Steele or his dossier.
Former State Department official Jonathan Winer was one of the early architects of the Magnitsky Act, as he notes in a recent op-ed for The Daily Beast:
Steele also met with Winer in Sept '16.

Winer also received a separate dossier from longtime Clinton confidant Sidney Blumenthal.

This “second dossier” had been compiled by another longtime Clinton operative, Cody Shearer, and echoed claims made in the Steele dossier.
Winer then met with Steele in late September 2016 and gave Steele a copy of the “second dossier.” Steele went on to share this second dossier with the FBI, which may have used it to corroborate his dossier.
Many don't realize that Browder was a supporter of Putin:

“[Browder] aggressively argued to anyone prepared to listen that President Putin had been unfairly maligned in the western press and was intent on bringing prosperity and order to the biggest country in the world.”
He publicly celebrated the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, Russia’s richest and most powerful Oligarch, famously asking, ‘Who’s next?’
Despite his expulsion from Russia, Browder publicly maintained his support for Putin through 2006 and expressed hopes that Putin might eventually lift his visa ban and allow for his return to Russia.
Browder's stance toward Putin changed markedly in 2007 - after his firm was raided re: issues of tax evasion and fraud:
Browder later aligned himself with his prior business foe - Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Khodorkovsky and Browder have both been supporters of the Magnitsky Act, which has directly targeted their political enemies and provided a shield from Russian retaliation for themselves.
Khodorkovsky, with Browder, lobbied heavily for passage of the act.

Khodorkovsky did so through his Corbiere Trust, which handles his fortune.

It also lobbied for passage of Senate Resolution 322, which provided express support for Khodorkovsky and co-defendant Platon Lebedev.
The Corbiere Trust is one of APCO Worldwide’s largest clients.

APCO lobbied on behalf of the now-defunct Clinton Global Initiative and was involved, at least tangentially, in the Uranium One transaction
From 2008 to 2013, Jonathan Winer worked at APCO Worldwide.
Winer helped in the creation of the Magnitsky Act w/Browder.

He was also involved in the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty which allows Russian prosecutors to ask the U.S. AG to arrange for Americans to testify in criminal cases—with one significant exception, as noted by Winer:
The June 2016 Trump Tower meeting virtually ensured that the Magnitsky Act will remain in force.

That one event accomplished more than Browder or Khodorkovsky could have accomplished in years of lobbying.

The TT meeting rendered the Magnitsky Act politically untouchable.
The Magnitsky Act, co-sponsored by Senators John McCain and Ben Cardiff, was signed into law by Obama in December 2012.

Winer was one of the early architects of the Magnitsky Act.

Khodorkovsky & Browder provided lobbying muscle.
The Magnitsky Act, which had a material impact on relations with Russia, has stemmed primarily from the unsubstantiated narratives of two men: Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Bill Browder.
Meanwhile, the Magnitsky Act is effectively passing legal judgment on a case that resides in Russia.

And impacting our nation’s foreign relation policy in the process.
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