The Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort in Trump Tower is the Russian government’s “point person” in fighting U.S. sanctions and took the meeting to discus sanctions relief, a prominent Putin critic told Congress Thursday. Bill Browder, an American-born financier who worked extensively in Russia, appeared before the Senate Judiciary committee Thursday. He’s emerged as a prominent critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin after the death of his former attorney Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail after accusing Russian government officials of stealing millions of dollars in a tax fraud scheme, is the namesake of the Magnitsky Act sanctions law against human rights violations passed by Congress. Browder told the panel he has “no doubt” the controversial meeting in Trump Tower in June of 2016 was orchestrated by the Kremlin.
Source: Drudge Report

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