Feb 10, 2018 – The Council on Foreign Relations Russia policy report “Containing Russia” by Robert Blackwell and Philip Gordon is a coldwar2.0 “let’s fight the Russians” polemic that makes many claims but is slim on evidence. Here’s one false assertion I know, because I spent over a year researching and writing about William Browder and his Magnitsky hoax. Important because it helped charge Russiagate.
So forget about the cover photo of Putin with a glass of champagne! So he is the rich guy against the low-income American officials who represent the working classes! (joke!)
Jan 19, 2018 – The Nation’s Bob Dreyfuss writes innuendo backed up by egregiously wrong information in a story that claims “there’s a potentially incriminating link between the Trump Tower meeting involving Kushner and a Russian firm enmeshed in a famous money-laundering scandal.’
Jan 18, 2018 — Interview on Fault Lines today deals with how I knew about William Browder’s corrupt past, which made me investigate what turned out to be his fake Magnitsky/Prevezon story. Goes back to the Avisma story. It was never reported by the mainstream media. A half hour.
Jan 15, 2018 – Who is Juleanna Glover? Glenn Simpson of the investigative agency Fusion GPS in his August appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee was asked about Paul Manafort’s notes of the June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Nataliya Veselnitskaya. Manafort wrote that “Browder hired Joanna Glover.”
Jan 13, 2018 – Just received from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists @ICIJorg an email of an article by Michael Forsythe @PekingMike, a reporter on the investigations team at The New York Times. It tells how a consortium of almost 400 reporters from all over the world wrote about the people implicated in “the Panama Papers,” exposing the shell companies set up by the offshore incorporator Mossack Fonseca.
Jan 12, 2018 – Lawyers are supposed to carefully vet the facts they assert with documented evidence. The National Law Journal is a preeminent legal publication. So why did it yesterday repeat this unproved myth? That “Hermitage’s lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, exposed the alleged fraud behind the Prevezon case before his death while in Russian custody.” Dear writer Ryan Lovelace @lawdotcom, read this:
Jan 11, 2018 – The most interesting new assertion in Glenn Simpson’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee August 22, 2017, just released by Sen. Diane Feinstein, is this: that charges promoted by William Browder and adopted by the Justice Department to target the Russian real estate company Prevezon originated with a Russian organized crime figure, Demetri Baranovsky.
Jan 9, 2018 – Another fake news story, this by NYTimes. About Glenn Simpson, former Wall Street Journal reporter, whose FusionGPS was hired in turn by the Clinton and Trump campaigns to find dirt on the other. Read the story for details, but note these lies in the NYT account.
Jan 9, 2018 – How William Browder organized an international campaign to block the Russians from going after his evaded taxes and profits from illicit share buys. Includes how Browder got Congress to pass the Magnitsky Act and the Justice Department to file a suit against a Russian real estate company to muddy the trail. A half hour.
Jan 8, 2018 – I love how Wm Browder is considered by otherwise serious media to be the go-to guy for comments on the corruption of others. Here he is quoted in an Al Jazeera story yesterday about how the former Ukrainian President Viktor “Yanukovich’s clan pumped stolen money into companies in Ukraine with bank accounts in Latvia and gradually passed it through dozens of offshore shell companies in Cyprus, Belize, British Virgin Islands and other money-laundering hotspots including the UK.”
Dec 29, 2017 – Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty is the U.S. propaganda news service, so no surprise if it lies about William Browder and the Magnitsky case, but look here at the latest, “Hermitage Capital’s Browder Sentenced In Absentia By Moscow Court,” where it is easy to counter its claims with real facts.
Dec 21, 2017 — President Trump yesterday signed a Magnitsky Act order, banning listed individuals from entering the U.S and having connections to U.S. financial institutions if they are complicit, even indirectly, with human rights abuses as determined by the Treasury Department. Attempts to get Treasury to supply evidence against the laEdittest Magnitsky Act targets were unavailing. In the past, the Russian names have been supplied by Browder, with evidence never published.
New York, Dec 14, 2017 — Did the Justice Department collude with William Browder to block the settlement of a case which Browder got it to file against a Russian company to build a wall against Russian attempts to go after him for $70 million in back taxes and stock fraud? And to prove that his story about the death of his accountant Sergei Magnitsky, which had led to U.S. sanctions against Russia, is a fraud?
Today at a federal court hearing in New York (Southern District of NY), a U.S. government attorney admitted that he had received information that the Dutch would block release of money that was supposed to settle a dispute between DOJ and a Russian-owned company.
Nov 25, 2017 – William Browder has blocked the Russians from investigating how he may have used shell companies in offshore Cyprus to fraudulently move assets out of Russia. He filed a request to a court in Cyprus asking an emergency injunction on transfer of any data about his activities to Russia. Then 17 of his loyal supporters in the European Parliament asked the Cyprus government not to cooperate with Russia in its investigation into how Browder might have used his offshore companies in tax evasion, illicit share purchases and fraudulent bankruptcy.
Dec 2, 2016 – Today, the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton banned me from attending a talk by William Browder, a controversial American-born investor whose undocumented stories about the theft of several of his Russian companies and the death of his accountant have led to a ban in the U.S. (2012) against people he has accused — again without proven evidence — of human rights abuses and the theft of those companies. The result has been to damage relations between Russia and the U.S.