This is why Putin wanted to get Clinton; what he hoped Trump would stop


Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer for Bill Browder, whose murder in 2007 invited economic sanctions against Russia, and especially Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his money-moving colleagues. Those sanctions angered Putin so much, he worked to swing the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton.

Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer for Bill Browder, whose murder in 2007 invited economic sanctions against Russia, and especially Russian leader Vladimir Putin and his money-moving colleagues. Those sanctions angered Putin so much, he worked to swing the 2016 presidential election against Hillary Clinton.

Campaign for human rights in Russia rolled through Canada yesterday.

Canada’s parliament passed a bill authorizing trade and other sanctions against Russia, partly over Russia’s actions in killing human rights acitivists in Russia.

U.S. businessman Bill Browder was the client of Sergei Magnitsky. Browder works tirelessly to see that Magnitsky’s murder is not forgotten. Browder, with a huge assist from Hillary Clinton’s State Department, put sanctions on money transactions for Vladimir Putin, suspected of being the person who ordered Magnitsky’s murder. Those sanctions worked, and crippled Putin’s ability to move and launder money, and the ability of his ally oligarchs in Russia. Stopping Clinton, and getting those sanctions lifted, is the chief reason Putin interfered in the U.S. presidential election in 2016 (and it explains all the meetings Trump campaign officials and administration officials have had with Russian officials and lobbyists and minions).

Contrary to complaints from President Donald Trump, there is a lot of dirt around Russian dealings and sanctions under the U.S. Magnitsky Act.

Yesterday, Canada agreed to support the memory of Sergei Magnitsky, and justice.

Watch those spaces.

Here’s a Twitter Moment with news of the new Canadian law.

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3 Responses to This is why Putin wanted to get Clinton; what he hoped Trump would stop

  1. IMRAN says:

    Can I share your post in my blog ?

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  2. Ed Darrell says:

    U.S. already passed a Magnitsky Act — that’s what ticked off Putin the first place. Between the sanctions imposed by Congress, and the Obama/Clinton State Department getting NATO and other big finance nations to go along, Clinton really put the screws to Putin’s finance schemes. Putin can’t hide money in off-shore Caribbean banks any more, nor can his oligarch buddies, and that means Putin’s been unable to hide profits for a couple of years.

    This is deep stuff, election- and foreign relations-wise. Really shallow corruption in other ways.

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  3. The US should take note of what Canada is doing! Makes sense to me.

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