Thursday, July 13, 2017

Tom Clancy, THE RUSSIANS!!!!!, and Lying Lawyers

Go ahead.  Read Tom Clancy's stuff.  If you learn nothing else, learn this:  there is NO SUCH THING as "co-incidence."

Then come back here.

...Prevezon, which is a Russian group, hires Fusion GPS and Rinat Akhmetshin to generate negative press coverage on a British citizen. Prevezon also hires as legal counsel both Baker Hostetler and Natalia Veselnitskaya. Rinat Akhmetshin also puts Natalia Veselnitskaya on the payroll. Rinat Akhmetshin, who works in collaboration with Fusion GPS at the time it is preparing the Trump dossier, is an admitted "Soviet counterintelligence officer" who specializes in "subversive political influence operations often involving disinformation and propaganda." While all of this is going on, Fusion GPS is working on the opposition research dossier on Donald Trump using a foreign agent....

Even Erickson--who loathes Trump--asks the right question:

...Are we really supposed to believe that it is completely coincidental that Natalia Veselnitskaya just so happens to be the Russian lawyer who got access to Donald Trump, Jr.? Are we to believe that there is no direct relationship between Veselnitskaya and Fusion GPS? It is remarkable how she gets a PR agent to urge Trump, Jr. to meet with her by promising Russian information about Hillary Clinton's emails as the server story is blowing up. And then it is remarkable how she gives a perfect performance to NBC News two days ago claiming she only talked with Trump about the Magnitsky Act, but assured the press that the Trump team was hoping for dirt on Hillary....

First:  note that the honey-pot Russki is a lawyer.  Note also that there's another bunch of lawyers, Baker Hostetler, involved here.  That should serve as fair warning all by itself.  But if you still don't get it, then you are as stupid as CNN.

Or as malevolent as WaPo, Schumer, the NYSlimes, and McConnell.

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