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Hermitage Capital CEO to Fox: Fusion GPS Working for Russians

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By    |   Friday, 28 Jul 2017 03:18 PM

Fusion GPS, the firm behind a scandalous anti-Trump dossier, was working for the Russian government and was on a Kremlin official's payroll, Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder said Friday, while discussing his Thursday testimony before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

"What I can speak very competently about is that this firm, Fusion GPS, run by former Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson, was taking money directly from a senior Russian family official, in order to try to repeal something called the Magnitsky Act," Browder told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

As Fusion GPS was acting as a foreign agent, it should have registered in the United States, said Browder, who had lobbied for the 2012 act that placed sanctions on Russians. The sanctions were levied after the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Russian prison.

Fusion GPS had investigated Browder for the Russian government, after Magnitsky said Russia stole money from Hermitage Capital. Meanwhile, information in its often-salacious Trump dossier could not be confirmed by U.S. intelligence agencies.

"The guy who you are referring to, Fusion GPS, he was taking money from the Russians, last year, to go against the Magnitsky Act and to go against me, said Browder.

The Magnitsky Act "sanctions Russian torturers and killers, from coming into America, and using the American banking system," said Browder. "They were funded by a family, on my case, I don't know about the dossier, but in my case, they are funded by a family headed by a person who is in the government of Russia, a very rich guy, and they were funded by that family, to do this project against me."

The company, Browder continued, spreads information, including about himself and Magnitsky, who was his attorney.

Simpson, he continued, is running a "professional smear campaign," and he knows he's not the only victim.

"He was also working for the Venezuelan oligarchs, trying to cover up some Venezuelan crimes," said Browder.

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