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Daily Caller: Liberal Politician Lobbied for Russian Lawyer Veselnitskaya

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Former Rep. Ron Dellums  (CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

By    |   Thursday, 13 Jul 2017 12:33 PM

A California liberal worked as a lobbyist for the Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. last summer on the promise of dirt about Democrat Hillary Clinton's campaign.

Former Rep. Ron Dellums, who served in the House from 1993-1998 and later was the mayor of Oakland from 2007-2011, worked for Natalia Veselnitskaya, reports The Daily Caller. 

It's been reported that Veselnitskaya did not reveal anything about Clinton, but instead wanted to talk about Russian sanctions with Trump Jr. One of her clients, according to The Washington Post, is the son of a senior Russian government official who is trying to persuade the U.S. to ax the Magnitsky Act, a law signed in 2012 by former President Barack Obama that imposed sanctions on people responsible for the murder of imprisoned Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Russian President Vladimir Putin responded to the law by banning the adoption of Russian children to the United States.

According to The Daily Caller, Dellums did not register as a foreign agent when he was working with Veselnitskaya in her efforts to repeal the legislation.

The website also reports Dellums supported former Cuban President Fidel Castro and took legal action against the U.S. government when former President George H.W. Bush ordered the military to help Kuwait when Iraq invaded it in 1991.

It was reported Wednesday, meanwhile, that the Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama granted Veselnitskaya special permission to visit the United States in late 2015. 

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