( Daily Caller ) Notes taken by former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort during the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting refer to “Russian adoptions by American families,” according to a transcript of a Senate Judiciary Committee interview released this week.
The notes provide the first contemporaneous evidence that shows that Russia’s adoption policy was discussed during that June 9, 2016 meeting, which members of the Trump campaign attended along with a Russian government lawyer and Russian-American lobbyist.
The notes, portions of which were revealed to Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson during his Aug. 22 Senate Judiciary Committee interview, also appear to make no overt reference to anything resembling collusion.
Many of the meeting attendees — including Donald Trump Jr. and Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya — have previously claimed that adoption policy was discussed in the meeting, but no evidence had been made public.
…Business Insider first flagged a portion of the transcript which shows Simpson reviewing Manafort’s notes, which he reportedly took on an iPhone.
Simpson, whose firm commissioned the infamous Trump dossier, was showed the notes because at the time of the Trump Tower meeting, he was working with Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin, a Russian-American lobbyist who also attended the meeting.
Simpson’s work with the two Russians dealt directly with the topics that they allegedly discussed with the Trump team.
According to the Senate transcript, Simpson read off several items in the notes, including “Active sponsors of RNC,” “Value in Cyprus as inter,” and “Illici.”
He also identified the phrase “Russian adoptions by American families.”
JUDICIAL WATCH SUES DOJ REGARDING THE FUSION PLANTED RUSSIAN LAWYER WHO MET DONALD TRUMP JR. AT TRUMP TOWER
BREAKING: Judicial Watch sued DOJ for communications related to the immigration parole of Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya – the Russian attorney who met w/ Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower & whose immigration parole was refused during the time when the meeting occurred.
Veselnitskaya met with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, before and after she met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower in June.
Natalia Veselnitskaya was denied a U.S. visa in 2015 and special permit to enter the U.S. expired in early 2016 and her request to extend her parole was denied , however.
Natalia was granted temporary ‘immigration parole’ by New York federal prosecutors and able to enter the U.S. in June of 2016 to meet with Don Jr. at Trump Tower, New York.
Via Judicial Watch:
Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian attorney who met with Donald Trump Jr. at Trump Tower, had her immigration parole refused for the period in which the meeting occurred.
Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications relating to Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya’s immigration parole. (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:17-cv-02357)).
Any and all records of communications sent to or from officials in the Offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General regarding an immigration parole issued to Russian national Natalia Veselnitskaya between January 1, 2015 and December 31, 2016.
PLANTED RUSSIAN LAWYER MET WITH FUSION GPS BEFORE AND AFTER MEETING WITH DONALD TRUMP JR. AT TRUMP TOWER
Fox News reports:
The opposition research firm has faced renewed scrutiny after litigation revealed that the DNC and Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid for that research. Congressional Republicans have since questioned whether that politically financed research contributed to the FBI’s investigation of Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – making Fusion’s 2016 contacts with Russian interests all the more relevant.
[…]But hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fusion co-founder and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson was with Veselnitskaya in a Manhattan federal courtroom, a confidential source told Fox News. Court records reviewed by Fox News, email correspondence and published reports corroborate the pair’s presence together. The source told Fox News they also were together after the Trump Tower meeting.
- “Raúl was taken into custody in front of Trump Tower for civil disobedience along with Rep. Gutierrez and Rep. Espaillat.”
Via Fox News:
Three Democratic congressmen were arrested outside Trump Tower after protesting the president’s immigration policies in New York City on Tuesday.
Arizona Rep. Raúl Grijalva, Illinois Rep. Luis Gutiérrez and New York Rep. Adriano Espaillat were taken into custody by police, according to Grijalva’s campaign Twitter account and a Gutiérrez aide.
Grijalva’s account tweeted that “Raúl was taken into custody in front of Trump Tower for civil disobedience along with Rep. Gutierrez and Rep. Espaillat.”
Douglas Rivlin, Gutiérrez’s communications director, confirmed that the congressman was arrested.
Photos taken at the scene and posted on social media show the Democrats, all of whom are Latino, sitting in the street.
The lawmakers were part of a group protesting the president’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that shields young illegal immigrants who entered the country as children from deportation.
- NBC claimed that Paul Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
- Politico: Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials”
From Daily Caller:
NBC News dropped what the network hyped as a “potential bombshell” last week. “Manafort Notes From Russian Meet Contain Cryptic Reference to ‘Donations,’” the original headline read. The story claimed that Manafort’s notes from the 2016 Trump Tower meeting with White House aide Jared Kushner, Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer included the word “donations” near a reference to the Republican National Committee.
NBC began walking back the “potential bombshell” almost immediately, issuing a correction the same day noting that the word “donation” didn’t actually appear in the notes, but quoting one source who said the word “donor” was in the notes.
But NBC’s corrected story still wasn’t accurate, according to a new Politico report, which said that the word “donor” didn’t appear in Manafort’s notes. Moreover, Manafort’s notes “are not seen as damaging to the Trump family or campaign officials,” Politico reported. The outlet cited several sources who have seen Manafort’s notes, while NBC relied on “two sources briefed on the evidence” to make its claim.
Even before Politico fully debunked NBC’s reporting, the network’s decision to publish the story came under fire. The day after NBC originally published the story, The Washington Post’s Erik Wemple criticized the story, which he said “provides only fodder for innuendo and conspiracy, not for sound conclusions about what happened.”
NBC News’ botched “bombshell” is just the latest anonymously sourced Trump-Russia story to fall apart.
Read more: ‘Innuendo And Conspiracy’
- A woman bursts into tears as NYPD move to secure the perimeter of Trump Tower.
- “You roll your eyes because you’re f*cking weak!”, the woman cried out to police
- “Get the f*ck out of here!”: Anti-Trump protesters to Trump supporters.
- In Minneapolis, an effigy of President Trump in khakis and a white shirt was set ablaze during a protest .
- Protesters chant “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” and “Not my president” and held signs, “The Trump/Pence regime must go” and “Silence is violence.”
They’re backkkk! Angry protesters with signs gathered outside Trump Tower in New York Monday awaiting President Trump’s first visit since his inauguration.
Trump arrived at his tower around 9:10pm, took a back route, allowing him to circumvent the protesters altogether.
In Minneapolis, an effigy of President Trump in khakis and a white shirt was set ablaze by protesters.
NBC New York reports:
Protesters have descended on Trump Tower ahead of the president’s arrival there Monday for a planned two-night stay, and at least three rallies are expected outside the Fifth Avenue building amid heightened tensions following weekend violence in Virginia — and Donald Trump’s response to it.
People with signs started lining up and chanting outside the tower as rush hour got underway, shouting things like, “No Trump, no KKK, no fascist USA” and “Not my president.” They held signs reading, “The Trump/Pence regime must go” and “Silence is violence.”
Chicago is facing bankruptcy but it doesn’t stop Democrat politicians in Chicago from paying for and placing a statue in front of Trump Tower in Chicago that says ‘Fake News’.
On Friday, a genius Trump supporter put a CNN logo sign on the ‘Real Fake’ sculpture.