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What about the Prevezon Case? The Russian lawyer in the case was at the meeting. Prevezon appears only in a footnote of their report. For more on Prevezon connections see blog post bottom, below the US Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats news release.
“Preliminary Findings About Trump Campaign’s Effort to Obtain Incriminating Information on Secretary Clinton from Russia at Trump Tower Meeting
May 16 2018
Washington— Senate Judiciary Democrats today released preliminary findings from the Committee’s investigation into the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting where top Trump campaign officials sought incriminating information on Hillary Clinton from a Russian lawyer.
Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii), Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released the following statement along with the findings:
“The June 9, 2016, meeting is one piece of a much larger puzzle and confirms that the Trump campaign was willing to accept Russia’s assistance. The Committee’s staff interviews reveal that top Trump campaign officials were frustrated and angry that the meeting did not produce enough damaging information on their opponent. Their efforts to conceal the meeting and its true purpose are consistent with a larger pattern of false statements about the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia.”
“We still do not know the full story about the June 9 meeting or, more broadly, the degree to which the campaign cooperated or communicated with Russia. While Senate Judiciary Democrats have sought to conduct a robust and independent investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, there are more questions than answers given the lack of cooperation by many of the individuals involved. The investigation has yet to be completed and dozens of witnesses’ testimony as well as critical documents have yet to be obtained. In addition, without the cooperation of Republicans and the ability to subpoena witnesses, much of the truth remains hidden.”
In its investigation so far, the Committee has found evidence of multiple contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian government officials or their intermediaries, including offers of assistance and purported overtures from Vladimir Putin, which warrant further investigation. The transcripts released today represent limited examples of Committee interviews with just five of the eight participants in one such meeting.
The Committee’s investigation remains incomplete, including review of this meeting. Nonetheless, the following preliminary findings are clear and described in more detail here. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/b/3/b3e29bc4-8afd-4145-85d9-618dcad4a133/D069EF11DC3784A6D073B097E720572E.2018.05.15-transcript-release-findings-9-am.pdf
* The Trump campaign was willing to accept Russia’s assistance.
* Top campaign officials Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, and Jared Kushner accepted the offer of incriminating information on the campaign’s opponent from a hostile foreign government.
* These Trump campaign officials did not report the offer of Russian assistance to proper authorities.
* Top campaign officials made clear their frustration that more damaging information was not produced at the June 9 meeting in Trump Tower.
* Donald Trump Jr. and the White House misled the public about the June 9 meeting with Russians and other campaign contacts with Russia.
* Several significant questions remain unanswered about this meeting and the numerous other contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian associates.
To read the preliminary findings of the Senate Judiciary Democrats in full, click here. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/b/3/b3e29bc4-8afd-4145-85d9-618dcad4a133/D069EF11DC3784A6D073B097E720572E.2018.05.15-transcript-release-findings-9-am.pdf
To read the appendix of pending requests, click here. https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/2/9/29c00671-4f1d-49b4-9a0d-9091945f2fe5/5DD9BC5D687F967BA65646165BC31031.2018.05.16-pending-requests.pdf ”
(Emphasis our own.)
“According to company records, Katsyv’s company, Prevezon Holdings Limited Cyprus, owns 30 percent of four companies that are part of Leviev’s Africa Israel group of companies. Africa Israel Ltd. The Prevezon-AFI connections can be seen in property records from New York where the companies are in business together….” Read the article here: “Lev Leviev’s Empire: Diamonds and Real Estate Across the World” Published on Sunday, 12 August 2012 17:06 https://www.reportingproject.net/proxy/en/all-articles/176-lev-levievs-empire-diamonds-and-real-estate-across-the-world
Len Blavatnik (Access Industries), Sheldon Adelson (Trump mega-donor), Lev Leviev were sued re Israeli settlements on Palestinian land. See: http://www.martinmcmahonlaw.com/Tamimi_Complaint.pdf
Leviev and Blavatnik, both Russian oligarchs, are connected to Chabad Lubavitch of which Ivanka and Jared are members. Adelson has also donated to Chabad.
“Natalia Veselnitskaya – a former Russian state prosecutor whose clients have included a military unit founded by Russia’s top intelligence agency, the F.S.B.,33 and Russian oligarchs Aras Agalarov and Pyotr and Denis Katsyv.34” (p. 5) Footnote 34: “Written Testimony of Natalia Veselnitskaya before the Senate Judiciary Committee, at 21, 22 (Nov. 20, 2017) (hereinafter “Veselnitskaya Testimony”). Pyotr Katsyv was the former minister of transportation of the Moscow region and currently is a vice president of the state-owned Russian Railways. Neil MacFarquhar and Andrew Kramer, “Natalia Veselnitskaya, Lawyer Who Met Trump Jr., Seen as Fearsome Moscow Insider,” New York Times (July 11, 2017)….” https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/_cache/files/b/3/b3e29bc4-8afd-4145-85d9-618dcad4a133/D069EF11DC3784A6D073B097E720572E.2018.05.15-transcript-release-findings-9-am.pdf