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Short Thread on Dana Rohrabacher-Putins favorite Congressman.
1.During @RepRohrabacher congressional trip to Russia back in April 2016, @RepRohrabacher was given a photo copy of the same document that was handed to @DonaldJTrumpJr at the infamous Trump Tower meeting.…


2.The @DonaldJTrumpJr meeting at Trump Tower took place at 6/9/16, on 6/9/14 @RepRohrabacher promoted showing of Magnitsky Act propaganda film to congress despite him being prohibited by @RepEdRoyce, film backed by Nekrasov, Veselnitskaya and Akhmetsin

3.Since they can't show it to Congress they show it at the Newseum, for help showing it they contract Fusion GPS to get reporters to show up

4. At the film showing, 6/14/16,Nekrasov, Akhmetov and Veselnitskaya are there, and so is @RepRohrabacher……


5.The day after the film showing there is a Congressional Hearing on Russia called " US Policy towards Putin´s Russia" with three speakers:
@McFaul, Former US Russian Ambassador Matlock and Dr Leon Aron of AEI…
6.Veselnitskaya is seated sitting behind @McFaul, but Veselnitskaya was present to see Matlock, She got the seat because Lanny Wiles saved it for her, first three seats were reserved, 2 of those for the sons of @McFaul

7.Former US Ambassador to Russia Matlock was invited by @RepRohrabacher.
Same night @RepRohrabacher , his assistant Behrends, Akhmethsin, Veselnitskaya and Matlock had dinner at the Capitol Hill Club.

8.The day after, Kevin McCarthy told Paul Ryan in recorded conversation by the @washingtonpost that he thinks Putin pays @RepRohrabacher and @realDonaldTrump…

9.During the hearing ,@RepRohrabacher wanted tp have the director of the Magnitsky propaganda film Nekrasov speak to the committee but was denied, so @RepRohrabacher testified himself into the Congressional Record.…

10.For two decades, @RepRohrabacher has been of value to the Kremlin, so valuable in recent years that the F.B.I. warned him in 2012 that Russia regarded him as an intelligence source worthy of a Kremlin code name.…
11. In 2013 @RepRohrabacher became even more valuable, assuming the chairmanship of the Foreign Affairs subcommittee that oversees Russia policy. He sailed to re-election again and again, even as he developed ties to Putin’s Russia.
12.@FBI . and Senate Intelligence Committee are each seeking to interview him about an August meeting with @JulianAssange, #Mueller is said to be interested in a meeting he had last year with #Flynn
13. Here is @RepRohrabacher campaigning in 1988 with his friend Oliver North.
14.@RepRohrabacher also claims to have lost a drunken arm-wrestling match to #Putin in the 1990s, the era of good feelings never really ended.…
15..@FBI and the senior members of the House Intelligence Committee sat @RepRohrabacher down in the Capitol in 2012 to warn him that #Russia spies were trying to recruit him.…
16. In April 2016, @RepRohrabacher was in Moscow, accepting a copy of a “confidential” memo containing accusations against prominent Democratic donors that would, months later, reappear in Trump Tower when Veselnitskaya, sat down with @DonaldJTrumpJr to deliver a similar document
17. In the middle of 2017, on Capitol Hill, @RepRohrabacher dined with Alexander #Torshin, the deputy governor of the Russian central bank who has been linked both to Russia’s security services and organized crime.
17a) During #Trump´s presidential campaign, #Torshin tried to set up a “backdoor” meeting between #Trump and #Putin, according to an email that has been turned over to Senate investigators and #Mueller
18.@RepRohrabacher has repeatedly and widely reported by media, tried to set up meetings between #Trump and #Assange, but these has reportedly been denied by Chief Of Staff John Kelly.
19.#Mueller’s investigators are looking at a 2016 meeting between @RepRohrabacher and #Flynn, whose lobbying for foreign powers has come under scrutiny by #Mueller,meeting to discuss a plan advanced by #Flynn late 2016 to build a series of nuclear power plants across Middle East
20.The Foreign Affairs Committee,,@RepEdRoyce pushed out @RepRohrabacher top committee aide, Paul Behrends, in July 2017 amid stories about his ties to pro-Russian lobbyists.…
21.@Billbrowder has also filed a complaint against @RepRohrabacher for violating the Magnitsky Act.
22.When #Manafort was working on behalf of a pro-Russian Ukrainian political party in 2013, he met with just one U.S. politician @RepRohrabacher.
23.@RepRohrabacher said the meeting happened over dinner at the Capitol Hill Club,.He said #Manafort billed it as a chance to get reacquainted decades after they worked together in the 1970s on President Reagan's campaign.…
24.#Manafort didn’t file as a foreign agent with the @TheJusticeDept , or disclose the dinner, until he came under scrutiny by #Mueller.
25.On 2/23/18 #Manafort deputy #RickGates pleaded guilty to lying to the @FBI about the contents of that dinner meeting.
25a)Documents show that #RickGates originally told agents the meeting was not about their work for Ukraine, when in fact he and #Manafort had reported back to Ukraine that the meeting with @RepRohrabacher went well.
26.During a congressional trip to Russia in 2016, @RepRohrabacher and his longtime friend and employee Paul Behrends met privately with high-ranking Russian justice officials.
27. At the time, Congress was considering expanding the 2012 Magnitsky Act, which prevented Russians believed to be involved in certain human rights abuses from traveling to the United States or spending money in the country.
28.During the April meeting, according to multiple news reports, Rohrabacher was given a memo stamped “confidential.” Deputy general prosecutor Viktor Grin, one of the Russians whose foreign accounts were frozen under the Magnitsky Act, was in the room,
29.“Changing attitudes to the Magnitsky story in the Congress… could have a very favorable response from the Russian side,” the memo said…
30.@RepRohrabacher huddled with #Akhmetshin and #Veselnitskaya while he was in Moscow, The pair later went on to lead lobbying efforts against the expanded Magnitsky Act when @RepRohrabacher returned to Washington.…
31.Soon after @RepRohrabacher and Behrends returned to Washington, @RepRohrabacher delayed further consideration of the expanded Magnitsky Act.
32.“The congressman came across some information that puts the Magnitsky narrative as we know it into some question, and he wants to pursue it," Rohrabacher spokesman Ken Grubbs…
33.@RepRohrabacher and Behrends began setting up a subcommittee hearing on the Magnitsky Act with plans to invite @Billbrowder and show a documentary disputing the facts of the Magnitsky case.
34.#Veselnitskaya can be seen in video of the hearing sitting behind then-U.S. Ambassador to Russia @McFaul

35.Neither #Akhmetshin or #Veselnitskaya registered as foreign agents with the @TheJusticeDept but #Akhmetshin did register as a lobbyist. His 2016 registration lists three foreign clients, all Moscow residents.
35a) One of them, Denis Katsyv, owns #Prevezon, the company sued by then-U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York @PreetBharara for using the stolen money #Magnitsky was investigating to buy Manhattan real estate.
36.@PreetBharara was fired by #Trump and his replacement settled the case against Katsyv and #Prevezon in May for $6 million. @HouseJudDems
have questioned @USAGSessions about the timing of the settlement, which was for about half of what the @TheJusticeDept initially sought.
37.Around the same time as @RepRohrabacher was organizing subcommittee hearing @DonaldJTrumpJr agreed to meet w some people w Russian ties after he was told he would be given "dirt" about #Clinton as “part of Russia and its government’s support for #Trump,” according to emails.
38.Ike Kaveladze also attended the meeting. @RepRohrabacher said in an interview he’d never heard of #Kaveladze, who lives near @RepRohrabacher ’s Costa Mesa home, until after the @latimes identified him as a meeting attendee…
39.@RepRohrabacher met in Washington with #Flynn in the weeks before the election. Also attending were #Flynn’s son, and #Flynn ’s lobbying associates at the Flynn Intel Group.…
40 .In November 2017, @NBCNews reported that the @FBI was interviewing witnesses about the content of the meeting @RepRohrabacher attended.…
41.After promoting a trip to meet with the Russian parliament in January 2017, @RepRohrabacher canceled it with no notice weeks later.…
42.A senior @HouseGOP aide who asked not to be identified because he was not authorized to speak to reporters said @RepEdRoyce declined @RepRohrabacher ’s request to travel to Moscow shortly after the inauguration.…
43.@RepRohrabacher has now been accused of violating the #Russian sanctions he fought against by the man who convinced Congress to approve them-@Billbrowder…
44. In a complaint filed with the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control, @Billbrowder said that by getting information from Grin — one of the Russians sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act — and using it to try to change U.S. law.
44a)@RepRohrabacher ’s and Behrends’ reported actions thus provided services to one of the central figures targeted by the #MagnitskyAct.”…
45.@RepRohrabacher traveled to London in August 2017 to meet with @wikileaks founder @JulianAssange ,The meeting was arranged by far-right blogger and provocateur Chuck C. Johnson.…
46.@RepRohrabacher said in a statement afterward that @JulianAssange “emphatically stated that the Russians were not involved” in the theft of DNC emails during the 2016 presidential campaign.…
47.@RepRohrabacher says he has further information about who did steal the emails and will present that only to @realDonaldTrump as part of discussions for some kind of pardon for @JulianAssange .
48.Rohrabacher has been blocked from meeting with #Trump by White House Chief of Staff John #Kelly.…
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