The Trump Tower Meeting
Of all the attempts to entrap the Trump campaign in a Russian collusion conspiracy, the infamous Trump Tower meeting is at once the most egregious and most transparent, both of which being considerable feats.
The whole episode began with an email to Don Jr. from British music promoter and tabloid journalist Rob Goldstone. The wording of the email was so blatantly obvious in its intent, it could be viewed as the counterintelligence equivalent of the middle aged undercover cop wearing aviators and a mustache asking teenage concert-goers, “Hi fellow kids, do you know where I might buy some marijuana cigarettes?”
It reads as follows:
Emin [Agalarov, a Russian pop star represented by Goldstone] just called and asked me to contact you with something very interesting.
The Crown prosecutor of Russia met with his father Aras [a Moscow-based developer who tried to partner with Trump in a hotel project] this morning and in their meeting offered to provide the Trump campaign with some official documents and information that would incriminate Hillary [Clinton] and her dealings with Russia and would be very useful to your father.
This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump – helped along by Aras and Emin.
What do you think is the best way to handle this information and would you be able to speak to Emin about it directly?
I can also send this info to your father via Rhona [presumably Rhona Graff, Trump’s longtime executive assistant], but it is ultra sensitive so wanted to send to you first.
Who in the world uses language like, “This is obviously very high level and sensitive information but is part of Russia and its government’s support for Mr Trump – helped along by Aras and Emin.”?
Someone who had been told exactly what to say in order to create the smoking gun needed to prove collusion, that’s who. The letter is an insult to the intelligence of anyone earnestly seeking answers as to what happened during the 2016 election. Unfortunately, it didn’t insult Don Jr. forcefully enough, as he naively responded with enthusiasm and anticipation for what was to come.
There are other obviously suspicious aspects of the email, such as the asinine notion that Russian intelligence would use a British music publicist to carry out their deeds via unsecured email. Who do we think they are, Hillary Clinton? Putin is a KGB man. He’s not an idiot.
Furthermore, according to the pee-pee dossier, Trump himself as well as aides Paul Manafort and Carter Page were in clandestine contact with the Russian government. So let’s put on our thinking caps here. If Trump, Manafort and Page were in direct communication with the Russians, why would the Russian government need this meeting in order to make an overture? And why would Moscow need to send a Russian lawyer who didn’t speak English to Trump Tower? It’s fairly obvious that Hackin Vlad had nothing to do with this clown show.
Nevertheless, on June 9, 2016, Goldstone brought Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya to meet with Don Jr., Manafort and Jared Kushner at Trump Tower. All three senior Trump campaign officials tuned out of the meeting quickly when it became apparent that Veselnitskaya primarily wanted to talk about a man named Bill Browder and his associates, along with Russian adoption.
While the Fake News media have lampooned this as a comical lie, people who actually know anything whatsoever about Russia/US relations know it’s likely true. In 2009, Browder’s tax adviser Sergei Magnitsky testified that the Russian police and tax authorities had attempted to steal two hundred and thirty million dollars in Russian taxes paid by Browder’s Moscow-based investment firm, Hermitage Capital. Magnitsky was arrested and tortured to death in a pretrial detention center in Moscow. In the years that followed, Browder strenuously lobbied for a law that would punish those responsible. The Magnitsky Act, which sanctions Russian human-rights violators and other officials implicated in corruption and abuse-of-power cases, was passed by Congress in 2012 and has enraged Putin ever since. Thus, a substantial focus of Russian lobbying within the U.S. over the past decade has dealt with repealing the Magnitsky Act, as Putin doesn’t appreciate the international business dealings being hindered by something as silly as human rights concerns.
So, you may be asking, if Veselnitskaya was truly there to lobby on behalf of Putin, doesn’t that imply that the email to Don Jr. from Goldstone really did originate from the Russian government?
Hold on to your hats, folks, cos this is where it gets interesting.
You see, while Veselnitskaya was there lobbying for a Putin-backed cause, she wasn’t there expressly at the direction of Putin. Rather, she was there as an employee of…..wait for it….Fusion GPS.
Yes, that’s the same Fusion GPS who was hired by the Hillary campaign, DNC and their law firm to get disinformation from the Russian government that would come to comprise the infamous dossier, the same dossier used to attain spy warrants on the Trump campaign.
What the Fake News media won’t tell you is that Fusion GPS has been lobbying for the Russian government for years, mostly on the aforementioned Magnitsky Act repeal. Another thing they won’t tell you is that Fusion founder Glenn Simpson, for whom Veselnitskaya worked, admitted in sworn congressional testimony that he had dinner with Veselnitskaya the night before the Trump Tower meeting and the night after.
Despite those established facts, Simpson also testified that he had no prior knowledge of the meeting with Don Jr. and didn’t find out until a year later. If we had a real media (or real congressional oversight, for that matter), someone would have followed up on that obvious lie.
But it gets even better.
Veselnitskaya was operating out of the Washington offices of Cozen O’Connor, a law firm run by an anti-Trump former Obama administration official whose super PAC donated to Hillary Clinton and Jeb! Bush in the 2016 presidential election.
And guess how she got to that office in the first place — she was allowed into the United States by the Obama DoJ courtesy of a temporary “immigration parole” that allows formerly-denied applicants to enter the country under “extraordinary circumstances.”
As reported by The Hill:
The Russian lawyer who penetrated Donald Trump’s inner circle was initially cleared into the United States by the Justice Department under “extraordinary circumstances” before she embarked on a lobbying campaign last year that ensnared the president’s eldest son, members of Congress, journalists and State Department officials, according to court and Justice Department documents and interviews.
This revelation means it was the Obama Justice Department that enabled the newest and most intriguing figure in the Russia-Trump investigation to enter the country without a visa
Prior to being let in by the Obama DoJ, Veselnitskaya had been barred from the country for repeatedly and lawfully for her work with a Russian company accused of laundering hundreds of millions of dollars. Then, a Trump Tower meeting gets scheduled and voila! — she was granted special immigration parole by none other Attorney General Loretta Lynch, supposedly for the purpose of helping to defend the very company she’d been barred for associating with in years prior.
The company, Prevezon, was slated to defend itself against a Justice Department asset forfeiture case in federal court in New York City at the very same time of the Trump Tower meeting. Talk about convenient timing! By scheduling the TT meeting at the same time of the asset forfeiture case, the DoJ preserved plausible deniability for itself, though anyone with half a brain can see that all these things aren’t mere coincidence. But you know what they say about the law: It’s not what you know, but what you can prove.
And finally, there is reason to believe that the actual source of dossier was present at the TT meeting. Accompanying Veselnitskaya was Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin, who served in the Soviet Union’s military counterintelligence service. While I’ve yet to uncover concrete evidence for his claim, he fits the description of the person alluded to by Glenn Simpson in his correspondence with FBI/Fusion GPS intermediary Bruce Ohr in December 2016. According to Ohr, Simpson revealed that “Much of the collection about the Trump campaign ties to Russia comes from a former Russian intelligence officer who lives in the U.S.”
I suppose it’s possible that Simpson was referring to a different former Russian intel officer living in the U.S. who is neck deep in the operations of Fusion GPS, but I wouldn’t bet the farm on it. My personal belief is that he’s our man.
And considering the fact that the dossier was the primary tool used to obtain surveillance warrants against the Trump campaign, this old report from Big League Politics seems all the more prescient:
Big League Politics has confirmed that a Cozen O’Connor partner who lives in the same apartment building as James Comey’s friend Daniel Richman — who leaked classified information to the press on Comey’s behalf — spoke with Richman during the period that Comey and the Fusion GPS team were trying to obtain FISA warrants on Trump Tower.
By now, the picture should be crystal clear. The Trump Tower meeting was a setup designed to put meat on the bones of the Russian collusion hoax. And in the process, Glenn Simpson got a two-fer: entrapping the Trump campaign while also conducting lobbying work for his biggest client: Russia.
There’s a reason the Deep State wants you to believe that Vladimir Putin is hiding under President Trump’s bed. It’s called deflection via projection. Once one truly delves into this conspiracy, it becomes clear which side has something to hide in regards to Russia, and it ain’t the Trump campaign.
(Continued on next page)