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Now that the #NunesMemo has its own Twitter mockery hashtag, #YoMemoJokes, that's trending higher than the Memo's own hashtag, it's time to get back to the business of #TrumpRussia.
To recap:
Trump is buddies with Avfek Agalarov, a Putin ally.
The June 9, 2016 meeting at Trump Tower between Kushner, DJT Jr and Manafort included 5 Russians:
-Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist & an ex-Soviet counter-intelligence officer
-Rob Goldstone (the Agalarovs' rep)
(June 6, 2017 Trump Tower meeting, cont.)
-Ike Kaveladze (Agalarov rep)
-Natalia Veselnitskaya (lawyer who lobbied against the Russian sanctions' Magnitsky Act, with Akhmetshin)
-Anatoli Samochornov (translator).
Veselnitskaya lost a U.S. v Prevezon Holdings tax fraud case.
Prevezon is linked to the Magnitsky Act directly: Prevezon was convicted of impersonating companies owned by Bill Browder's fund, Hermitage Holdings.
(Magnitsky was Hermitage's lawyer.)
Technically, Prevezon agreed to settle the day before the verdict was delivered (you only do that when you anticipate losing).
But then they refused to pay.
Veselnitskaya was recently named in a Swiss case involving bribery and corruption, and involving a Swiss double-agent, for a conspiracy to attempt to quash the Swiss Magnitsky-like investigation of Russians.
Meanwhile, Rob Goldstone and Ike Kaveladze were shocked to find that 5 days after the Trump Tower meeting, the story of the DNC emails hack broke.
Goldstone sent Kaveladze and others emails about it, and the two met to discuss it.
Akhmetshin had partnered with Veselnitskaya in lobbying against the Magnitsky Act. In other words, they fought *Russian sanctions* together.
What about Samachornov, the "translator"?
He *also* participated in lobbying against the Magnitsky Act.
This means that *all* of the Russians at the Trump Tower meeting were anti-Magnitsky Act lobbyists, or represented a beneficiary of its repeal.
DJT Jr initially claimed the meeting was set up to discuss the Russian ban on U.S. adoption of Russian orphans.
But there wouldn't even be a ban on adoptions if there were no sanctions. The ban was Putin's retaliation for the sanctions imposed in 2013.
So, "discuss/lift the ban on adoptions" is really Russian code for "discuss/lift Magnitsky Act sanctions".
Sanctions are what the Russians were at Trump Tower to discuss. They only offered dirt on Clinton as bait.
There were 5 Russians at the 6/9/2016 Trump Tower meeting. We've seen that all 5 of them had lobbied against Russian sanctions before.
But why were 3 of the Trump Campaign team's top staff, including the Manager, at the meeting?
Trump: "Adoptions".
Mueller's focus now is on obstruction of justice: What were DJT Jr's, Kushner's & POUTUS's roles in concealing the true purpose of the Trump Tower meeting, lifting sanctions in exchange for dirt on Hillary Clinton (i.e. emails stolen by Russia).
Trump's legal team's spokesman Mark Corallo quit when he discovered the President's role in crafting the false statement about the purpose of the Trump Tower meeting.
He also claims Hope Hicks predicted evidence of the meeting would never be seen.
To add another hint of corruption to the Trump Tower meeting, Manafort's notes included references to political contributions and the RNC. This suggests to investigators there may have been Russian payments linked to the meeting.
There is much more to #TrumpRussia than just the Trump Tower meeting, from clandestine meetings to secret communications, denials of acts and contacts that were later exposed, to alleged payments from Russia to the NRA for use as contributions to the Republicans.
And there is much more to the wrongdoing of the Trump Administration than #TrumpRussia, including waste of taxpayer funds in private jet and helicopter flights by senior officials, incompetence and malicious neglect in helping #PuertoRico recover from Maria, ...
17/ graft & sweetheart deals, self-enrichment at Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel Washington, passing laws to favor cronies and the wealthy (tax credits for jets, importing dead endangered animals as trophies, real estate company tax breaks), and so on.
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