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Russian lawyer brought intel from firm behind infamous Trump-Russia dossier to meeting with Don Jr.


Among the revelations from Reuters’ reporting that both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton paid for information from Fusion GPS — the research firm implicated in the infamous “golden showers” dossier on the then-Republican candidate — is the hidden gem that more of their research made its’ way into 2016’s most controversial meeting.


The report claims that the “dirt” Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya brought to the notorious Trump Tower meeting in 2016 was compiled by none other than Fusion GPS, as part of “an unrelated investigation.” The Fusion-sourced opposition research was reportedly about illegal campaign donations given to Clinton.


News that both Trump and Clinton (through the Democratic National Committee) paid for research by Fusion flies in the face of Republicans’ claims that Clinton and the DNC’s funding of the “dodgy dossier” is worthy of speculation and disbelief.


The same political research firm that prepared a dossier on Trump campaign ties to Russia had unrelated information on Clinton Foundation donors that a Russian lawyer obtained and offered to President Donald Trump’s eldest son last year, three sources familiar with the matter said.


The White House and Republican lawmakers have attacked the firm, Fusion GPS, over the dossier compiled by a former British spy that is central to investigations in Congress and by a special counsel into conclusions by U.S. spy agencies that Moscow interfered in the 2016 presidential election and wanted to help Trump win.

The sources told Reuters that the negative information that Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya wanted to give to Republican Trump’s campaign at a June 2016 meeting in New York had been dug up by Fusion GPS in an unrelated investigation.


Trump’s congressional supporters have suggested that because Fusion also conducted research for lawyers representing a Russian firm in the unrelated matter, the dossier was part of a Russian campaign to help Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. Trump backers call the 35-page report a “dodgy dossier” financed by Clinton supporters.


Russia has repeatedly denied allegations of meddling in the U.S. election and Trump denies any collusion between his campaign and Moscow officials.


In an interview with Bloomberg on Monday, Veselnitskaya said she went to the Trump Tower meeting with Donald Trump Jr., his brother-in-law Jared Kushner, and top campaign adviser Paul Manafort to show them proof of tax evasion by major Democratic donors.


She said Donald Jr. asked her for written evidence that illegal funds went to Clinton’s campaign, Bloomberg reported.


Emails made public earlier this year by Trump Jr. showed that a publicist for the son of one of his father’s Russian business contacts helped introduce Veselnitskaya and advised him that she and her associates had “sensitive” information that could damage Clinton.






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