“While Trump tweeted his transgender ban and Scaramucci cussed up a storm, a financier provided chilling testimony about Russian operatives and their American enablers,” Metro reports.
“Financier Bill Browder was scheduled to testify before the committee on Wednesday about the shadowy, violent business world of Putin’s Russia, and the role of Russian spies in the U.S.”
“I hope that my story will help you understand the methods of Russian operatives in Washington and how they use U.S. enablers to achieve major foreign policy goals without disclosing those interests,” said Browder in a prepared statement.
“[Browder] described how he made a fortune in Russia, and in the process discovered a ‘kleptocracy’ of wealthy middlemen that used corruption, blackmail, torture and murder to stay in power, led by Vladimir Putin.”
“When the financier, who now lives in London, discovered a corruption scheme benefiting Putin, he and his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, reported it to Russian authorities.”
“He was accused of tax evasion and banned from re-entering the country after a trip abroad. Magnitsky was beaten to death in prison.”