This story involves the false Russian dossier against President Trump and the witness that Senate Democrats did not want to hear from today. The Democrats used a parliamentary procedure from the rules of the Senate and put off his testimony until at least Thursday. The company involved, Fusion GPS, is purported to be involved with that as well as possibly lobbying for a foreign government without registering. Read the details here.
As Written By Hank Berrien for the Daily Wire:
On Wednesday, Senate Democrats temporarily blocked a witness from testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the co-founder of Fusion GPS, the company that allegedly helped create the anti-Trump dossier, was hired to conduct a “smear campaign” against him. Bill Browder, the CEO and co-founder of Hermitage Capital, asserts that the campaign was orchestrated by Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and then-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort.
To delay Browder’s testimony, Democrats invoked the “two-hour rule,” which prevents committees from meeting more than two hours after the full Senate begins a session, which the Senate had done in its debate over Obamacare.
Browder is now scheduled to testify on Thursday.
Browder wrote in his prepared testimony, “Veselnitskaya, through Baker Hostetler, hired Glenn Simpson of the firm Fusion GPS to conduct a smear campaign against me and Sergei Magnitsky in advance of congressional hearings on the Global Magnitsy Act.” He also stated that Fusion GPS was involved in the premiere of a “fake documentary” about Magnitsky and himself. He charged, “While they were conducting these operations in Washington D.C., at no time did they indicate that they were acting on behalf of Russian government interests, nor did they file disclosures under the Foreign Agent Registration Act … This was one of the best examples of Putin’s propaganda………
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