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FROM WAPO ARTICLE:
Whats really behind Putins obsession with the Magnitsky Act
By Vladimir Kara-Murza
July 20, 2018 at 11:33 AM
Volumes of research, hours of expert testimony and countless policy recommendations have been dedicated to finding effective Western approaches to Putins regime.
The clearest and the most convincing answer was provided, time and again, by the Putin regime itself. *It was the Magnitsky Act that Putin tasked his foreign ministry with trying to stop;
*it was the Magnitsky Act that was openly tied to the ban on child adoptions;
*it was the Magnitsky Act that was the subject of the 2016 Trump Tower meeting attended by a Kremlin-linked lawyer;
*it is advocating for the Magnitsky Act that may soon land any Russian citizen in prison.
*It was the Magnitsky Act that Putin named as the biggest threat to his regime as he stood by Trumps side in Helsinki.
After the Trump-Putin meeting, the Russian Prosecutor-Generals Office released the names of U.S. citizens it wants to question as supposed associates of Browder.
The list leaves no doubt as to the nature of the crime. It includes Michael McFaul, senior director for Russia policy at the Obama White House and later U.S. Ambassador in Moscow who oversaw the compiling of memos to the State Department on the investigation in the Magnitsky case. It includes David Kramer, former assistant secretary of state in the George W. Bush administration, who, as president of Freedom House between 2010 and 2014, was one of the most effective advocates for the Magnitsky Act.
Perhaps most tellingly, it includes Kyle Parker, now chief of staff at the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, who, as the lead Russia staffer at the commission, wrote the bill that subsequently became the Magnitsky Act.
Vladimir Putin has left no doubt: The biggest threat to his regime is the Magnitsky Act, which stops its beneficiaries from doing what has long become their raison dêtre stealing in Russia and spending in the West.
It is time for more Western nations to adopt this law and for the six countries that already have it to implement it with vigor and resolve.
MAGNITSKY ACT: The Biggest Threat To Putin's Regime
Follow the twitter thread ..Interesting Read
4:07 PM - Jul 20, 2018
A Top Bernie Sanders Adviser Is Named In The Evidence List For Paul Manaforts Trial
An exhibit list released this week in the Mueller investigation cites emails from 2014.
It was previously reported that Tad Devine, a top Sanders strategist, stopped working in Ukraine in 2012. He lied.
His role in the investigation entangles the Sanders orbit in an expansive government inquiry that has probed questions surrounding Russias interference in the US election, Trumps potential obstruction of justice, and the insider world of lobbying and influence in Washington that runs counter to the Vermont senators own brand of insurgent anti-establishment politics.
Devines firm, Devine Mulvey Longabaugh, continues to do work for Sanders, who is running for reelection in the US Senate this year, as well as other 2018 candidates.
Manafort and his former associate Rick Gates, who served as Trumps deputy campaign chair, worked on behalf of Viktor Yanukovych, the former pro-Russia president of Ukraine, beginning in the mid-2000s.
Devine also worked in Ukraine with Manafort on Yanukovychs behalf a long-public business arrangement.
Such a fine bunch to be closely connected to.
The trail leads straight to Putin.
I'm sure Mueller will put it all in perspective real soon.
Sure would be good if Mueller can lift the Manafort/Devine weight hanging from Sanders' shoulders.
Bravo @NYDailyNews who never minces words or pix
A revealing and necessary read. The ties to Paul Manafort are stunning.
APRIL 28 2016 5:30 AM
The Quiet American
Paul Manafort made a career out of stealthily reinventing the worlds nastiest tyrants as noble defenders of freedom. Getting Donald Trump elected will be a cinch.
Some saw the hiring of Manafort as desperate, as Trump reaching for a relic from the distant past in the belated hope of compensating for a haphazard campaign infrastructure.
In fact, securing Manafort was a coup. He is among the most significant political operatives of the past 40 years, and one of the most effective.
He has revolutionized lobbying several times over, though he self-consciously refrains from broadcasting his influence.
Unlike his old business partners, Roger Stone and Lee Atwater, you would never describe Manafort as flamboyant
Real estate was the ostensible reason for sending money to New York. But they never wanted to close on the project, they wanted to keep the cash liquid, so it could keep going back to Ukraine.
The suit never had much of a chance, because it didnt offer enough supporting evidence to justify its grandiose claim: that Manafort and Firtash were laundering money to finance human rights abuses on a grand scale.
But her case raised all manner of troubling questions, and reinforced an old one:
Why would Paul Manafort so consistently do the bidding of oligarchs loyal to Vladimir Putin?
Manafort has consistently given his clients a patina of respectability that has allowed them to migrate into the mainstream of opinion, or close enough to the mainstream.
He has a particular knack for taking autocrats and presenting them as defenders of democracy.
If he could convince the respectable world that thugs like Savimbi and Marcos are friends of America, then why not do the same for Trump?
One of his friends told me, He wanted to do his thing on home turf. He wanted one last shot at the big prize.
**Explains why Mueller will never let Manafort step outside his prison cell.
Why Manafort was the target & certainly justifies the raid on his home.
This appointment & due to be comfirmed today is Yet Another case of McConnell going around the Law to seat a RW judge.
THIS VOTE TO CONFIRM, TODAY IS STACKING THE DECK AGAINST THE PUBLIC.
The Democrats opposed Bounds in part because of conservative op-eds he wrote while an undergraduate at Stanford and because as a conservative, he would contribute to the rightward shift of the federal judiciary that marks one of Trump's most successful initiatives.
Senate Ends Debate on Portland Prosecutor Nominated For Federal Judgeship By Narrowest Possible Vote
Ryan Bounds likely to win confirmation this week for coveted vacancy on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
The Ninth Circuit, which covers nine western states including Oregon and two Pacific islands, is generally regarded as the most liberal of the country's federal appeals courts.
President Donald J. Trump nominated Bounds last year upon the advice of U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), the only Republican member of Oregon's congressional delegation.
Typically, federal judicial nomination are the province of a state's U.S. senators. But because both of Oregon's senators, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) and Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) are Democrats, Trump chose to ignore the candidates they selected.
In the tradition-bound Senate, nominees usually cannot move forward over the objection of home state senators but this year Senate President Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Judiciary Chair Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) ignored that tradition and the objections of Wyden and Merkley.
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Damn this pisses me off!
Why Vladimer Putin.
There is nothing diplomatic about Russia's foreign policy.