Senators to scrutinize foreign agents -- but not Trump Jr

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The Magnitsky Act "sanctions Russian torturers and killers, from coming into America, and using the American banking system", said Browder.

The co-founder of a company with close ties to the Clinton campaign and Democratic party that created a scurrilous dossier on Donald Trump has agree to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Repeal of the Magnitsky Act is Vladimir Putin's "single most important foreign policy priority", William Browder told Congress on Thursday.

Also scheduled to appear is financier Bill Browder, who is expected to shed more light on the practices of Russia's government and its ties to one particular person in the story. Chuck Grassley, picked up on that complaint and wrote a letter to the Justice Department in March asking whether Fusion GPS and its cofounder, Glenn Simpson, was being investigated for a potential FARA violation. Browder, who was Magnitsky's boss, persuaded Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act in 2012. He alleges that Russian law enforcement stole $230 million his company had paid in taxes.

Browder argued that Fusion GPS, an American opposition research firm, has also functioned as an arm of the Russian government.

That legislation is at the center of a June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner, a Russian lawyer and others.

For his efforts in uncovering this corruption, Magnitsky was arrested by the same Interior Ministry officials he was accusing of stealing the tax money and thrown in prison where, according to the official finding of the Russian government, he died of a heart attack.

When asked about being influenced by foreign agents, Rohrabacher told Newsy: "The media has a mindset that is a sinister mindset who wants to portray a picture of me and people who don't want to have war with Russian Federation again as some kind of tool or useful idiot or paid off idiot".

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Browder responded, "It's absolutely essential that they do, and it's absolutely essential that there's transparency about who people are talking to and about what their interests are". And that's the one thing we can conclude with certainty about what happened in that meeting, ' Browder testified. "One of the people that they were able to convince to go along with them is a member of the House of Representatives from Orange County, Dana Rohrabacher, who they have met with on a number of occasions and who has been effectively touting, or spreading their propaganda around the House of Representatives", Browder said.

"This was a big ask", Browder said.

"What they were willing to offer in return, I don't know".

Fusion GPS was apparently representing these same Putin-connected interests when they were involved in arranging the controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort had with Rinat Akhmetshin, a former Russian intelligence officer and naturalized American citizen, and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya a year ago.

Like seeing Ivanka Trump taking her father's seat at a G-20 meeting with world leaders, instead of a member of the administration confirmed by the Senate, and Kushner being in charge of nearly everything in this administration.

Last month, Trump's Justice Department suddenly made a decision to settle the money laundering case against the real estate company.

Fusion has been linked to the compilation of scandalous and uncorroborated reports about President Donald Trump known as the Steele dossier. In fact, she has denied having anything to do with the Kremlin, but the fact that she once represented interests of the F.S.B.in court may raise numerous eyebrows, especially among USA politicians.

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