Notes taken by President Donald Trump’s campaign
authority during a assembly at Trump Tower in Jun 2016 with a
Russian warn and Russian lobbyist were described in a
twin expelled by Congress progressing this week.
The records anxiety Cyprus, the RNC, and Juleanna
Glover — a press secretary for former Vice President Dick
Cheney who has worked with the anti-corruption romantic Bill
Manafort gave his notes, which he took on his iPhone,
to the Senate Intelligence Committee last July.
Contemporaneous records taken by President Donald Trump’s campaign
authority Paul Manafort at a assembly with a Russian warn and
lobbyist at Trump Tower during the election anxiety Cyprus,
“active sponsors of RNC,” and “Russian adoptions by American
families,” according to an talk twin expelled by
Congress progressing this week.
Senate Judiciary Committee investigators showed the records to
Glenn Simpson, the cofounder of the antithesis investigate firm
Fusion GPS, and asked him either he famous any of the terms
or phrases Manafort wrote down during the Jun 9 assembly and
after supposing to congressional investigators.
The records mentioned “active sponsors of RNC” and referenced
Juleanna Glover, a domestic strategist and lobbyist who served
as Dick Cheney’s press secretary during the Iraq war, according
to the transcript. There was also a anxiety to “133 million,”
according to Simpson.
“We know these are assembly notes,” pronounced Jason Foster, the
arch inquisitive warn for Senate Judiciary Committee
authority Chuck Grassley.
“Do these phrases about — including Mr. Browder, meant anything
to you or describe to any of the investigate that you conducted or
differently wakeful of per Mr. Browder?” Foster asked.
Bill Browder, a rich American banker, was the aim of
antithesis investigate conducted by Fusion GPS on interest of a US law
organisation representing the Russian holding company Prevezon. Browder
had accused Prevezon of being concerned in a $230 million
tax-fraud scheme and laundering the stolen income into New York
City genuine estate.
“I could tell — apparently you know who Bill Browder is,” Simpson
told the committee, after being shown the Manafort assembly notes.
Simpson had told the cabinet progressing that his work for
Prevezon’s American lawyers was focused “on trying to get William
Browder to attest under promise about his role in this case and his
activities in Russia.”
“Cyprus Offshore, Bill Browder’s structure, you know, investment
— Hermitage Capital, his sidestep fund, set up countless companies
in Cyprus to rivet in central investment into Russia,” Simpson
said, “which is a common structure, both partially for tax
reasons but also to have entities outward of Russia, you know,
handling specific investments.”
“I can only tell you we assume that’s what that references,”
Simpson added. “I don’t know what the 133 million –”
Foster cut Simpson off.
“Do any of the other entries in here meant anything to you in
light of the investigate you’ve conducted or what you differently know
about Mr. Browder?” he asked.
Simpson pronounced he could guess:
“So, ‘Value in Cyprus as inter,’ we don’t know what that means,”
Simpson said. “‘Illici,’ we don’t know what that means ‘Active
sponsors of RNC,’ we don’t know what that means. ‘Browder hired
Joanna Glover’ is a mistaken anxiety to Juleanna Glover, who
was Dick Cheney’s press secretary during the Iraq fight and
compared with another unfamiliar policy controversy. ‘Russian
adoptions by American families’ we assume is a anxiety to the
Simpson combined that “a couple of items” in the records referenced
things his organisation had worked on, including Cyprus and Bill
Browder’s financial ties to the country.
Glover reliable on Friday that she served as the Ashcroft
Group’s lead lobbyist pulling for the Magnitsky Act’s passage
between 2011 and 2012, and had worked with Browder in that
It is not transparent because the “RNC” — presumably a anxiety to the
Republican National Committee — was brought up during the
meeting. Manafort’s orator Jason Maloni declined to comment.
Donald Trump Jr., who was also at the meeting, pronounced in a
matter last summer that the Russian warn who had promised
the campaign mud on Hillary Clinton spoke only of Russia’s
adoption policy. The policy was altered to bar American families
from adopting Russian children in plea for the signing of
the Magnitsky Act in 2012.
Manafort gave his notes, which he took on his iPhone, to the
Senate Intelligence Committee last Jul when he seemed before
the cabinet to testify. He has given been indicted by special
warn Robert Mueller on charges including income laundering,
tax-fraud, and violations of the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
NBC reported last Aug that the records done a deceptive anxiety to
domestic contributions and the RNC and therefore towering the
stress of the records for congressional investigators. The
references to “133 million,” Glover, and Cyprus — where Manafort
himself kept bank accounts during his years operative in Ukraine
and investing with a Russian oligarch — had not been previously