Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: Radical Dem Worked For Russian Lawyer Who Met With Trump, Jr.
Posted on 07/13/2017 6:48:49 AM PDT by TigerClaws
Radical left-wing icon former California Democratic Rep. Ron Dellums was a hired lobbyist for Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. June 9, 2016, the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned.
Dellums, who represented liberal San Francisco and Oakland, Calif., is a long-time darling of left-wing political activists. He served 13 terms in Congress as an African-American firebrand and proudly called himself a socialist. He retired in 1996.
The former congressman is one of several high-profile Democratic partisans who was on Veselnitskayas payroll, working to defeat a law that is the hated object of a personal vendetta waged by Russian President Vladimir Putin.
A national outcry has erupted in the establishment media about Trump Jr.s meeting with Veselnitskaya. But there has been little focus on the Democrats who willingly served for years on her payroll helping to wage a Russian-led lobby campaign against the law. Congress passed the legislation, the Magnitsky Act, in response to the murder of Sergei Magnistky, a Russian lawyer who alleged corruption and human rights violations against numerous Russian officials.
According to a complaint filed to the Department of Justice Foreign Agents Registration Act division last July, Dellums failed to register as a foreign agent representing a Russian-driven effort led by Veselnitskaya to repeal the Magnitsky Act.
The act was a bipartisan bill enacted in December 2012 intended to punish Russian officials responsible for the death of Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009. President Barack Obama signed the act into law.
The legislation bars 18 Russians from entering the United States because of the lawyers death. Putin retaliated by freezing American adoptions of Russian children and barred 18 Americans from entering Russia.
Magnitsky was a tax lawyer with the Hermitage Fund, a London-based firm that invested in Russia. The tax lawyer uncovered a $230 million scheme allegedly run by Russian mobsters. He informed Russian officials of the corruption.
Instead of investigating Prevezon Holdings Ltd., a Russian-owned firm implicated in the scandal, Russian officials arrested Magnitsky. He died in prison in 2009 after being tortured and killed in prison, according to the Russian Presidential Human Rights Commission.
Prevezon was owned by Denis Katsyv who, along with Veselnitskaya, created the Human Rights Accountability Global Initiative Foundation in the U.S. The foundation was designed to repeal the Magnitsky Act using a lobbying team that included Dellums.
This is not the first time Dellums advanced the interests of dictatorships. As a congressman, he was fond of Cuban President Fidel Castro, and he supported Cubas military intervention in Africa.
Dellums also sued President George W. Bushs 1991 military effort to liberate Kuwait after Saddam Hussein invaded the country.
The former congressman is only one of a notable team of partisan Democrats Veselnitskaya hired to defeat the Magnitsky Act.
Glenn Simpson, founder of Fusion GPS, also joined the Russian lawyer and worked with her on a legal case for years, according to The Washington Post.
Fusion GPS is the firm that reportedly commissioned a phony dossier authored by former British spy Christopher Steele that alleged salacious and largely erroneous charges about President Donald Trump.
Most news organizations reject the dossier as dubious at best, but it eventually was published by BuzzFeed 10 days before Trump was inaugurated.
Christopher Cooper, the founder and CEO of Potomac Square Group, also joined Veselnitskaya. His company does campaign work for foreign principles and foreign governments including the governments of Azerbaijan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, UAE, and Nigeria as well as Russia. The companys clients have included Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic presidential hopeful Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.
Potomac Square also partnered with Deans campaign manger Joe Trippi on behalf of the families of radical Islamic terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay.
The Senate Committee on the Judiciary will convene a hearing next week on the Russian governments opposition to the Magnitsky Act. Witnesses are expected to include, among others, William Browder, the founder of the Hermitage Fund.
TheDCNF contacted Dellums lobby firm but received no reply to inquiries about his role with the Russian lawyer.
What a shock to find radical left wingers working as lobbyists for Russia. /sarc
We all need to correctly refer to her as “Natalia Veselnitskaya, implicated with Fusion GPS and the DNC but not the Russian government”.
A factoid to be ignored by the drive-bys...
The rules are always different for Democrats.
Don’t look for CNN to report Ron Dellums has been in collusion with Russia.
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Browder and Veselnitskaya have a history:
“Theres zero doubt that she and her U.S. colleagues were lobbying to repeal Magnitsky or at least ensure his name was removed from the global law Congress was considering, said U.S. businessman William Browder, who was the main proponent for the Magnitsky Act and who filed a FARA complaint against Veselnitskaya, Dellums and other U.S. officials claiming they should have registered as foreign agent lobbyists because of the work. . .Browder’s complaint, which alleges that Washington lobbyists working with Veselnitskaya failed to register as foreign agents, is still pending at the Justice Department. It identified several events in Washington that Veselnitskaya and her allies attended or staged in June 2016.” Exclusive: DOJ let Russian lawyer into US before she met with Trump team
Ron Dellums has a long, revolting history.
It's not some hillary supporter, rad lawyer, etc. etc. we are talking about. It's RON DELLUMS. RON F'in DELLUMS. We all know who Ron Dellums is. Put Ron Dellums name in the headline and not all this other BS that dilutes the goddamned message.
Our side is determined to lose because we keep shooting spitballs when we have 16 inch battleship guns to use.
Natalia V. is an operative who was playing a role, and Don Jr. was the sucker who fell for the dangle. Fusion GPS is the link between this operation and the "dirty dossier" which was used to set up Trump Sr. directly.
McCain sent an aide to London to pick up the dirty dossier, and hand-delivered it to Comey. Then Comey requested the Jan 6 one-on-one meeting with Trump to discuss the dirty dossier. (This is why Trump thought private meetings with the FBI director were SOP.) Then Comey leaked word of the meeting and the dirty dossier to the NYT, putting the deep state coup into motion.
Comey leaks the private "Flynn" meeting to the NYT, and this brings in his old pal Mueller as the special counsel. Deep State Coup.
Why do I think that Pelosi will end up involved in this Crooked RAT Plot (although she probably thought that Dellums was Bush the whole time).
Who funds Fusion GPS? Hillary? Ukraine? China?
Leftists are weakening the U.S. with the constant “Putin owns us” nonsense. Not that they care.
The Natalia V meeting took place the same month the FISA warrant was issued. The set up was likely to get the FISA warrant and unmasking so that Obama could feed Hillary info on Trump and his associates during the campaign.
If this 20 minute ‘nothing’ of a meeting is all Democrats have, this will blow over. The MSM is the ‘boy crying wolf’ at this point. Week after week of promising something that’ll lead to impeachment or criminal charges. You’d thing their audience would tune it out. No wonder Nick at Night has higher ratings than CNN. At least with Nick at Night there’s a chance of seeing something new - a 40 year old TV show.
Red Dellums was a lousy mayor of Oakland, but aren’t they all?
Dellums broke the law. Mr. Sessions? Are you awake? I hope he’s building information while pretending to be weaken. But I doubt it. Trump was pissed when he recused himself.
Natalia Veselnitskaya, implicated with Fusion GPS and the DNC but not the Russian government
I agree entirely. Accurate labels, like crooked Hillary.
Ha...another layer of the Swamp exposed.
The vast tentacles of anti-American players is slowly coming to light...
But Fusion GPS hired Steele who used Kremlin sources for the dossier...and she is supporting Putin’s desire to overturn the Magnitsky act.
Trump should have fired him, I predict he will regret not doing that.