20 Burst results for "Sergei Magnitsky"
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on The World Next Week
"Guess we'll call working level talks between the United States and North Korea unclear that those are going to produce anything again. The signal that Chairman Kim has sent is that if he's going to do a deal needs to do with president trump and the signals also coming on. Pyongyang suggests that the North Koreans are losing patience or want to convey the impression that they're losing patience in that if they don't see movement from from the United States that they are going to take measures whatever that means again. There's a lot of rumors that perhaps the North Koreans will violate the pledge they made the president trump about not testing long range ballistic missiles which they're barred from doing by the UN Security Council resolution. And so there's a lot of ways this could go. We have very little clarity into what North Korea is going to do. What we do know is that there hasn't been any Step or series of steps by North Korea. That would indicate they're willing to irreversibly give up their nuclear or ballistic realistic missile capabilities. And North Korea vis-a-vis South Korea things are a little bit status quo there or or signals that there might be some opening on that and that relationship as far as you can chairman. Kim and his propaganda arm have been quite critical of president. Moon quite dismissive of the South Koreans. And there's no sign that that's going to improve anytime soon from the vantage point of President Moon. This is someone who ran on a platform of revitalizing the so-called Sunshine kind policy. He wanted to do a lot of outreach. Investment or reopened investments in North Korea. And he's really been hemmed in by both the Americans and and the North Koreans and again it's in a broader context in which the South Korean economy for a variety of reasons is hitting on every cylinder so this bit of public unhappiness happiness with him and he hasn't been able to deliver on his pledge to make big bold progress in dealings with the North Koreans. So My expectation is nothing is going to change on that score because it seems clear from the way Chairman Kim as conducted himself that he sees his main partners main interlocutory as president trump. Not as President Moon. But Bob let's switch gears and talk about something at home home. This coming week. The Democratic Party will hold its fifth round of presidential nominating debates. This time the debates will be held in Atlanta Atlanta Georgia. It'll be at least ten candidates on the stage. There's going to be an all woman moderating team leading the questioning. What do we expect to hear at this this next round of debates? Well it comes at a particularly interesting time. Jim and we could perhaps hear more notions of foreign policy. Shall we say than we have in previous debates bates because of the opening up the impeachment inquiry of the public portion of that that has taken place in the House and by that I mean the. US Posture vis-a-vis Ukraine addition to the conduct of the executive branch in pursuing policies in Ukraine. And whether or not there were abuses committed there could be some discussion of just. Why should anyone care about Ukraine? Perhaps which would be refreshing would be interesting. I would note we in our this past summer council formulations posed questions to all the major candidates about a number of issues including including Russian policies of Ukraine. And we got about fifteen responses route people to those responses most of the people who will be up there on the on the stage in Atlanta responded to that the response is mostly fit a pattern of. US should be you know standing up for and supporting Ukrainian sovereignty and territorial integrity and keeping US consistent posture towards Russia that it won't accept any further sort of encroachments in that area etcetera etcetera but there are also variations on just how much the US should be doing to counter Russia there so okay could be room for interesting debate again. We have not seen much by way of foreign policy encroaching in these debates stage and there is a the viral nature of the news cycle. As it pertains install things. Trump would make you think that again we might that might allude us the other interesting thing. That's happened since previous debates is the Democratic field is growing again. Jim Bob Develop Patrick. The former. The governor of Massachusetts is thrown his hat in the ring. I have to just note at this point that at the beginning of this whole process I committed myself to writing. A profile of each candidate who entered the race and more people entered the race than I thought. We're going to enter the race but I've written you have one for everybody except for. I haven't haven't done Joe Walsh. That's halfway written okay. He's a Republican challenger to trump. But my research assistant was sort of thinking it was all done and then we have governor Patrick my home home state the Commonwealth of Massachusetts saying he's going to run in so and then in exploratory effort Resurfacing from Mayor Mike. That would be Mike Bloomberg. Do you think he is going and to go through with it. Because he got a lot of pushback it seems they certainly did. And by the mainstream media there was mainstream media there was pushback from the left and right for different reasons you know. What is this billionaire going to do at this point? Or what does he really have to add to this. He's also in the in the older set of candidates. It's been a year market but I think by older candidates so he's in his late seventies Like a number of other candidates and so a number of issues would seem to be lining up to maybe caused him to to reconsider He's he's filed the proper paperwork. I think in two states where those deadlines were coming up. I know he didn't Alabama Alabama. I think Arkansas and I think those were places where develop Patrick missed filing. But he's Ballantyne for New Hampshire which is of course the important opening bellwether state. So yeah I think I would say we. We've seen some exploratory efforts before from both Mike Bloomberg we saw it from the founder founders starbucks Mr Schulz before he backed out. We also saw from Tom Steiner. Who's WHO's in there? Another very wealthy candidate. And he's going to be on the stand. If you live in Massachusetts New Hampshire Vermont. Thank right now Tom. Star is inescapable. That's what my parents tell me. When they turn on the television he seems to have a long campaign? It's interesting to see just noting some some of the other people who will be there in Atlanta Injure Yang the Yang Gang as they're known as his followers are very avid active on social media. And he's become a bit of a darling of the media as well because he takes takes on all you know seemingly all major requests for interviews is proving to be an engaging thoughtful interviewee. He's known for his offer to I think create a payment for all all families to get a Yes a freedom dividend the exact buzzword right. But he's a believer what we would call universal basic income right. Ub I hi and then you have you know. Elizabeth Warren has come out and sort of double down on her tax. The rich approach to funding all sorts of things Medicare for all education opportunities and so forth Bernie. Sanders has his strong follows as well for many of the same reasons as Warren does Mayor Pete. Formerly Mayor of South Bend is very strong staying power as well but we still have more than two two months before we get to the first actual usual nominating event in the Great State of Iowa. I had the pleasure of living for dozen years and actually participating in Iowa caucuses focuses just to go back to where he began. Bob About foreign policy. We probably should note in terms of the election that this week. Something on the order of one hundred thirty foreign policy luminaries came out in vouched for Vice President Joe Biden and the vice president released a new thirty second ad which doubts his credentials in foreign policy in depth of experience. I think implicitly. The isn't actually say this but I think part of the messages. He has a lot of experience in this his rivals Wilson Democratic side. Don't whether that's going to actually help them. Whether in Iowa New Hampshire South Carolina anywhere else. I'm not so sure since if you look look at public opinion polls most people most of the time. Don't rely on think about foreign policy quite heavily in terms of who they choose after President and I will note that if you go back to Jimmy Carter running in nineteen seventy six. Every president in winning his first election defeated somebody who had more experience in foreign policy. The only exception being George H W Bush so that may give a sense of where foreign policy figures in how Americans vote the other thing. I would know we'll be watching for at least people from our perch is. Will this be the debate. Climate change suddenly emerges in and gets a little bit more time than it has because it continues to be the issue that builds and builds and builds on built in previous cycles as well and yet at the end of the day either in debate discussion or in exit polling or whatever. It just doesn't seem to figure so we'll have to see. They may ask a question but it's very hard to get a debate going among Democrats over climate change since they all agree. It's a major threat. They've all said they will make it a priority of their presidency. They've all said they will rejoin the Paris climate agreement. So it won't give you the kind of back and forth one would get if you had people who actually disagreed are Jim. Let's move figures of the week. It was quite a week and there was any number of did. They all seem to be quite a week. They always weeks. It's getting exhausting. This week we went to our audience. Twitter poll and their consensus candidate was able Morales. Jim Why did they select this figure because President Evo Morales of Bolivia is no longer president. President Evo Morales of Bolivia this past weekend he stepped down under duress from the Bolivian military. And whether that's a good thing or a bad thing depends upon who you talk to all the issues I look at this. One is almost like a Rohrschack test. You tell me sort of where you are in the political spectrum. I can likely tell you how you perceive this particular issue. But let's go back. Rallies was the first Bolivian president who was of indigenous background. He he won the presidency back in two thousand five. He was reelected three times. We recently had elections. That would have given him his fourth term and there there were allegations of irregularities regarding the vote. Now there's a bit of background here. which is that back? I think it was two thousand. Sixteen Bolivians believe voted to impose a term limit on the Bolivian president. Which meant that Morales would have been? Turfed out was a narrow vote but the vote was I understand it. Limiting the president's term President Morales managed to get the Constitutional Court which is populated by his appointees to toss it out and allow allow him to run. And that's really sort of the gist of this. So on the one and I think if you people from the center right argue that this is not a coup. This is an example of the institutions solutions oblivious standing up for president who was abusing his powers and what has happened is really following of the Bolivian Constitution because Morales resigned and a senior member of the Bolivia in Senate became the acting president. And that is what the Libyan constitution Russian calls for. I think people center left left side of the spectrum argue that this is a coup that morale is was pushed out by the military very in violation of believe in law and that he's been forced to go into asylum is now in Mexico and there's a big question whether he will go back and try to contest last elections. I think a lot will depend going forward on what actually happens on the ground in Bolivia that is does the military step back out of politics or try to run things. Do we have new elections. WHO participates in those elections? Because there's talk that are always party. May boycott the election self distill a lot going on here and I think you know it's a more complicated story than you may get by seeing a hundred word bulletin from your your.
Russian Police General Poised To Become Next President Of Interpol
"Support for this podcast and the following message. Come from internet essentials from Comcast. Connecting more than six million low income people to low cost high speed internet at home. So students are ready for homework class graduation and more. Now, they're ready for anything the international police organization INTERPOL has been without a chief since October. That's when its president a Chinese law enforcement official was first reported missing. He then resigned as he came under investigation by China's anti corruption authority now his likely replacement is a Russian police general as NPR's Lucian Kim reports from Moscow his name is Alexander Procup took a general in the Russian police force who already serves his Interpol's vice president for Europe some of President Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics oppose his candidacy as Interpol's President Bill Browder says Putin Woody festively gained control of INTERPOL to put his Representative in charge of the most important international crime fighting organization. Is like putting the mafia in charge Browner used to be a successful fund manager in Russia, but became a Kremlin critic after the death of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow prison broader pushed the US congress to pass the Magnitsky act which sanctions human rights offenders and corrupt officials Russian. Authorities have since tried repeatedly to get Browder arrested by INTERPOL on Tuesday. Browder held a press conference in London with another Putin opponent. Exiled oil tycoon, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, year, shitty or suppose store. Euroco ski centers Interpol's new chief Prokop shook would follow orders from the Kremlin. But the job of INTERPOL president is to a large extent symbolic day-to-day executive functions. Are carried out by the secretary general who is currently German get David Clarke, a former adviser to Britain's foreign office says Procup chokes election would still be significant. He's there is symbolically important. And it also changed the dynamic of the way the organization was. On Monday for you senators urge the Trump administration to oppose Procup tricks candidacy. Ninety other Weber. Putin spokesman Dmitry peskov told reporters, the senators action was proof that Washington was trying to interfere in the INTERPOL election. Procup took has only one competitor in her pulse. Senior vice president from South Korea the organizations one hundred ninety four member nations will elect their next president tomorrow. Lucienne Kim NPR news Moscow.
Under fire Danske Bank faces fresh money laundering inquiry
"Power of these tech companies. Now you bring up the fact that they're becoming a media company. And of course we had AT and t. Time Warner merger which included CNN and of what the judge said in his ruling was looking at the outsized power of these companies in the digital advertising space. You see that response, but is regulation. The right strategy are finds the right strategy is any of that going to make a difference when you consider how large the market capitalization of these four or five companies are. So when you have a company like Google with one hundred billion dollars in cash and you find five billion dollars, what you're actively telling Google to do is to continue to break the law. If you had a parking meter in front of your house, that cost one hundred dollars an hour, but the ticket was twenty five cents. You would continue to break the law and that's what we've been telling these companies to do with fines. That might sound large dollar terms, but in terms of impact aren't that large, you ask what we should do. I believe regulation has unintended consequences. I think GDP are has actually emboli. And strengthen these companies position. I believe that the future to oxygen eight, the marketplace is to break these guys up. I think antitrust action is the way to go that there is a real risk of that. Now, I know that the US attorney general Jeff Sessions having a meeting with states attorneys generals next week to discuss this very topic restarting to hear that word, antitrust rebates starting to hear the word monopoly associated with some of these companies. Is that a growing regulatory risk for these mega tech companies? Could you actually see them getting broken up? I used to think there was no way because Amazon is eighty eight fulltime lobbyists in DC. We in the US I would say suffer a little bit from what I call this gross idolatry of innovators and billionaires. We see them as our heroes, but I do think there is a movement of foot now, whether it happens out of DC, I would say most likely, no. I think the pushback is gonna come out of Brussels and possibly a red state. We're an attorney general in that state's he's at the brightest blue line path. The governor's mansion is to make an argument against these tech. Companies to quite frankly probably haven't been good. Have they been going for California? Yes, New York s? Has it been good for Kansas? What's happened to the ad agencies? The retailers, the businesses in those states. I think a lot of these red states have decided, you know, big tech it. We've been net losers here, so I don't think it's going to come out at DC at might the DOJ should absolutely do its job. The call to restrain. The acquisition of this company was read in comparison to the power of these other companies. So I actually do believe there's there is a non zero probability now that the DOJ or the FTC or a state AG Michael after these companies and accused him of anticompetitive behavior and propose antitrust and breaking up as a solution. It's an interesting paradox because you have Amazon yet to announce the second location for its headquarters, and you have, you know, local mayors and governors of morning Amazon at the same time. You see it coming under increasing potential enemy trust scrutiny and other bad headlines following it as well. Do you. You see public opinion changing at all toward the power of these big tough tech companies. While at the same time, we're also dependent on the warm is absolutely turned two years ago. The only argument was is more Christ. Like we're going to be the next president among their see is really the weaponization of the Facebook platform by the GRU of the Russian government changed everything. And now. Oh, citizens. Citizens have are starting to feel a lot more wary about these firms, but you brought up an interesting point the competition to be the host of the next age. Q. and regulation are linked Stephanie because the next headquarters for Amazon will be Washington DC, the metro area, and the reason why, and it was always going to be DC is one the basis have a home there, and CEO gets to pick with a company. Second headquarters are going to be. And so the only thing standing in between Amazon, Amazon's valuation of one trillion in two trillion is regulation, and no one is going to regulate the individual. The throws out the first pitch at the two thousand nineteen opening game of the Washington nationals which will be Jeff Bezos. This competition was a Reuss to transfer wealth from fire departments and school departments to this shareholders of Amazon. It was always going to be DC. This has been a terrible abuse of the Commonwealth. And how many lobbyists does Amazon have in DC right now. Last check Eighty-eight fulltime lobbyists in DC, Scott Galloway. We're gonna have to see if you're right on that. It's going to be embarrassing of announce big Indianapolis. Well, DC could certainly use the jobs, Scott. Thank you so much. Thank you. Let's turn to Europe and the massive money laundering case that shaking the financial world is he? Oh, of Dansk of Bank is out a new report from the firm details. It's employee's failure to conduct basic due diligence on customers and managers, failure to heed warning signs. The tentacles of the investigation and the alleged wrongdoing are spreading regulators in the United States, Denmark and Estonia, or all probing, dansko bank's operations and the probes center on the banks, tiny subsidiary in Stony a- lax controls. They're allowed through more than two hundred thirty billion dollars. They came from thousands of suspicious customers outside Estonia and that dollar amount is nearly twice what was previously reported. The Bank is alleged to have become a conduit for money coming from Russia and former Soviet states. The allegations are linked with fraud cases exposed by Bill. Browder anti-us former lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who was murdered in a Russian prison. Bill Browder himself was kicked out of Russia. He has since filed several criminal complaints over dansko banks. Behavior Bill is the CEO of Hermitage
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on WRVA
"Right as we continue with Gregg Jarrett three weeks. In a row now is book, is number one on the New York Times less the Russian hoax the elicits game to clear. Hillary Clinton framed Donald Trump David shown. Civil liberties attorney criminal defense, attorney Sarah, Carter investigative reporter Fox News contributor I. Wanna go back to this Trump Tower meeting. And fusion GPS and we have, a Sarah of fusion GPS Glenn Simpson. They're meeting with this Russian, woman, you're, really, good at saying, her name, much better than I am I just say the Russian lawyer Iran Sean who does okay but they met they they met before the, Trump Tower meeting and after the Trump Tower meeting and we find out now that she's a client of fusion. GPS and in other words fusion GPS has Russian clients yet so she, is she is actually a client through Prebon holdings which, hired? Fusion GPS a man by. The name of Dennis cuts he has who is who was actually barred he was considered an oligarchy connected to the. Russians and the death of Sergei Magnitsky who remember was, William Browder partner and this, was part of. This whole thing about, the Magnitsky, act. Where we barred all the guards Russian oligarchs from the US from, owning homes or in our banking systems are. Conducting business, here and we also which set. Off this big battle between us and Russia and then the Russian. Stopped the adoption of Russian children And this was. Apparently, what was supposed to be discussed, at this meeting at, Trump Tower what we find out is is that Natalia veselnitskaya or vessel. Needs Kia however you want to pronounce it she was the Russian. Lawyer that basically was, supposed to have this information on. Hillary Clinton and she came to the tower to speak with, Donald Trump junior and the others and along with her was actually. A Russian intelligence officer a former Russian intelligence. Officer by the name of Renault a community Sean he shows up as well now he's living in the United States. And there's some suspicion that Rinat administration may have something to do with Christopher seal, and that he was actually supplying a lot of the information to Christopher Steele eroneous information now what we know. Is that the night before and the night after she been meeting with, Glenn Simpson and according to her own testimony now whether Whether or not this is true who knows this is. What she stated is that. She was given pointers on what to discuss when she went by Glenn Simpson when. She went to Donald Trump to meet with Donald Trump junior and. Remember he didn't reach out to her it was some it was through a familiar a. Friend that reached out to, Donald junior and said that this wanted to, meet, with him I want a. I mean this is yet another connection if you will his Russian connections all over this, except none of them have to do with Donald Trump eight, hundred nine four one. Sean is our number we'll have more with Gregg Jarrett, Sarah cornered David shown and we'll be getting to your call Senator rand. Paul just back from Russia. He'll tell us about the meetings that, he had he went on behalf of the United States to talk to these officials same seventy six is a crisp refreshing lager from Sam Adams it's also a flavorful ale. It's, easy to drink so you can enjoy a lot of them like a logger got this tropical citrus aroma that you typically find in. A, nail So it's. Really an awesome hybrid between a logger and the nailed delicious. Easy drink luxury ale or. Maybe a drinkable smoothen.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on No Agenda
"This is bullcrap story. Well, it's Maria badeah Roma where of corruption going on all of stealing money from Russian companies. You wanted it stop. You started to become more of an active investor calling out this and then what happened Bill? Well, so after exposing corruption in these big companies gas from. Putin expelled me from the country declared me as a threat to national security. The police raided my offices in Moscow seized all my documents. Young lawyer named Sergei Magnitski start to investigate and he figured out that they seize those documents to steal two hundred and thirty million dollars of taxes that we pay to the Russian government exposed it. He was then arrested by some of the people he exposed hit on pretrial detention tortured for three hundred and fifty eight days and then killed at the age of thirty seven in a Russian prison on November sixteenth, two thousand nine. And since I put aside everything else I've doing on a mission to get Justice for Sergei Magnitsky which has. Get Justice for Sergei. This guy. You know, he needs to just stop bleating because anybody who renounces their citizenship doesn't deserve any protection. Wouldn't you say he renounced his American citizenship, which is specked except for one reason which do taxes, although some people dented for political reasons, few very few, but I know one and but it happens. But this guy is just seems smarmy let's one more clip here. This is not an I this, this is not. This is a very serious matter yet charges that he levels against you, which were all debunked, we should say, but he says, you avoided taxes in Russia and in the US and that you gave hundreds of millions of dollars to Hillary Clinton, your reaction, your reaction. Well, what kind of question is that your reaction? That's the Larry King method. You're very king. Larry King is never said that he says, stuff like your response. Yeah, he does, but he to maybe a caller. Okay. Well, I don't like Clinton your reaction. Well, he's been. He's been throwing out charges against me like candy. These particular charges have been analyzed by the US department of Justice by the British government by INTERPOL by the German government and have all been rejected outright is just complete nonsense in terms of the Hillary Clinton campaign contributions. I've given zero zero contributions to Hillary Clinton. In any campaign, I do not make US campaign contributions, and in fact his four hundred million dollar number. He threw out. They then walked back to four hundred thousand the next day. And the real number is zero. Was it walked back to four hundred thousand. I don't remember that. That's what he said. I have noticed. That's what he saying it was walked by, where with how can we never showed up the neither news reports you'd think it would have with everybody against Trump and Putin you'd think. Sounds like he's just buffaloing her. Maybe one of the somebody in the chat room can do some research for troll room. Yes. Dro- Rupe. Sorry. Last thing I got on the the meeting, Putin Trump is oil prices. Just a little more like a background or slash over you. Nothing crazy about it, but just the prices and who needs what this is. The chairman of pioneer national resources, four dollar gasoline. In some states when rent is eighty dollars, you're almost four dollar gasoline that will have a major impact on the American consumer. The reason I think the president is trying to bring the price down a little bit. The top line number, the US is at a record nearly eleven million barrels a day, your projections to get to fifteen million, which is extraordinarily passing Russia and Saudi Arabia comfortably with the timeframe is the next seven to eight years, maybe ten years, but we'll see a lot of the next five years will be thirteen fairly quickly will surpassed Russia here shortly in the next three to four months via fifteen. Sometime in two thousand twenty six about the trade sanctions that we see the US applying on China, Canada. A European Union. Do you worry as US chief executive of American presidents be too aggressive. Yes, it's affecting two things. One exports, we do export is country to China about three hundred thousand Burs Volver day. Now we hope if they do put tariffs on oil China does we can find another home for that three hundred thousand barrels..
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Fifty eight days and killed on. November sixteen, two thousand nine and that's what set, me up for the next two and a half years I've, been doing since then as, a human. Rights activist trying to get Justice for. Sergei Magnitsky and, trying to expose the Putin regime I wanna to go back to five words so that our audience heard this very clearly you said quote of Ladimir Putin wants me dead and that may sound alarmist and may, sound like an exaggeration but I can promise. You that's true we, received death threats every. Kidnapping threats even the his his deputy Dmitry. Medvedev the prime minister of Russia when he was asked about Sergei Magnitsky d'etre deaths in Dabo Switzerland he said it's too bad. That through gaming skis Dan Bill Browder is still alive Do you? Worry, about your life are. You taking security precautions into account? As you travel and. Move about well there's two different questions do I, worry about my life the answer is no I don't, spend my time worrying if I did then they would already succeed in their individual terror me. But I do take extreme precautions to try to minimize the risk as much as one can now you have to understand. That I'm fighting with a with a true killer Putin is a well-known killer associate Pathak killer and so there's not that much I can. Do to prevent him from doing it if he really wants to take whatever precautions I can and with regard to the summit or meeting, whatever you want to describe the. Session between President Trump and Vladimir Putin. In Helsinki on Monday should the US president have. Traveled there should this meeting of taken place all the whole concept of this meeting was absurd so. Vladimir Putin. Is running, a tiny economy economy is the size, of the state of New York His military budget is ninety percent less, than the United States he's a malign actor on the, world stage he's invaded foreign countries shut down passenger planes he's bombed women and children in Syria. He's cheated at the Olympics he has cheated elections and manipulated political outcomes all over the world he's spread chemical weapons in. The heart of England he's a truly evil man and to have a guy with such a small country without any influence to put them on the world stage sort of side by side with the most powerful person in the free world is just an enormous on undeserved.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"There who, want to be political who want to, engage in political analysis and. They want us and they say that everything concerning consistency is what aboutism I know I mean nobody can stand up miles wide inches deep diamond dozen oversaturated claptrap. But it's interesting that he touched on Bill Browder because that's Bill Browder Fusion GPS is the entity that conducted the smear campaign against Bill Browder my friend Martina has a fantastic piece up at the Washington Post that was almost a little over a year ago that was specifically about. This and it was how Bill Browder was working with Sergei Magnitsky of the Magnitsky act that. I talk about over and over again and. Magnitsky ended up being your tortured and killed etcetera and you had sanctions in all of the. Stop because, people who supported Magnitsky in Russia they were poisoned and they were shot in front of the Kremlin, and naming you know like seriously shady sketchy stuff this is why you treat Russia as geopolitical foe and the Bill Browder was. The guy, that he wanted to push for the, Magnitsky act to make sure. That people who were responsible for all of this and responsible for because Sergei Magnitsky who had discovered some some. Criminal, activity by Kremlin linked companies and he was a Russian, lawyer he's he discovered like millions of dollars of tax staffed and all of these people were very. Very closely associated of Ladimir Putin and so- fusion GPS has has. A ton of Russian associations and they went after Bill Browder ended after the, death of Magnitsky and pushing the Magnitsky act they went after Browder and he was the guy who led the charge for that he he was opposed by the Obama administration the, Clinton. State Department went after him and so you a fusion GPS was working with a number, of Russians including Italia vets vessel knits sky who by the way that's the, one that, Trump junior they all said. That he was meeting with and they were lobbying. To fight the Magnitsky act and fusion GPS wage this huge smear campaign against Bill Browder so and that's also the same firm that Hillary Clinton hired which is why I say She's got Russian connections and that's collusion because it was that's not what aboutism babies that's just called fax anyway we're we have a lot of stuff to get into and I thought it was, very interesting that Putin on the. Day actually mentioned Bill Browder and and actually discussed he'd, actually he touched upon Browder and we're, gonna get into all of that. Because we got sound and so much more it was a really good morning this is and this was a really odd press conference it was one of. Those where felt drunk after watching it but I you know had coffee and waters. Weird, so we'll get into all of that. Stuff and we have also the latest, in terms of the president's Scott Scotland visit everything else the rise of the voters we have that for, you shame is dead, Sasha baron Cohen has a new. Show out that's getting panned you know he also reached out to me and I am super super suspicious of everybody. And I definitely don't trust reporters that. Are, too aggressive and trying to talk to people also and, we're gonna touch on that And we get your calls and everything else coming up. Eight four, four three or four four Dana is the number to join the program and. We'll get into all of that as well but I like I said I it was a very very odd very very odd I don't know it, was, just, a, weird press, conference. I just thought it was kinda weird anyway we're gonna get into all of that and so. Much more, more of the, Danish, show coming up stay, with us, right, after this If you're looking for a..
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on KQED Radio
"And sergei magnitsky my lawyer who was murdered on trial in july two thousand thirteen so just just flip them make clear they put a dead man on trial three years after they killed him then you were an upset you and i was essentially i was in london so we're both on trial there's a courtroom with a judge and prosecutors and defense attorneys court reporters and press and in a cage which was empty where the defendants are supposed to sit they found his both guilty they couldn't do anything more than they have having killed sergei magnitsky they sends me to nine years in absentia in russian prison and in that process that was the first attempt that they tried to have me arrested abroad through interpol russia like every other country is a member of interpol interpol's the international police organization and russia has an opportunity as a member to go in an issue a warrant for arrest for anyone they want and they issued a warrant from irs and and this put interpol in terrible position because interpol's supposed to be a crime fighting organization not an organization working for criminals like vladimir putin going after their victims and so valid that it was politically motivated and and shouldn't be acted on and that was the russians first attempt and normally when someone gets slapped down like that that's the end of the story but about six weeks after their first attempt they made a second attempt and interpol immediately responded saying again illegitimate politically motivated don't act on it and.
Businessman Bill Browder, Putin critic, briefly detained on expired Russian
"Kremlin critic accuses russia of abusing an interpol system of warrants it led him to be briefly detained in spain bill browder campaign for america's magnitsky act which imposed us sanctions on top russian officials accused of corruption it was named after mr brown former lawyer sergei magnitsky he died in suspicious circumstances in a russian prison in two thousand and nine this morning mr bradford tweeted that he had been taken into custody by spanish police in madrid on a russian interpal arrest warrant batch after an hour he was then released and said interpol headquarters had told spanish police not to on a russia's request the bbc's naomi gremlin listen problem say they've arrested and and man watch it in the us for cyber fraud and extortion done over the internet totaling an estimated seven million dollars news and analysis at townhall have you seen or been concerned about the homeless population here in anchorage and wondered if you gave someone a couple of bucks would it be going towards food or would it be going towards some other bryce if you want to reassurance that your contribution going towards food a warm bed clothing and not enabling vice consider giving a one time or a monthly gift to the gospel rescue mission maybe you think that your gift won't make a difference the anchors gospel rescue mission can assure you that your gift of any amount can and does make a difference in fact it only takes about two dollars to provide a.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Comes in and says i can i you know i think i'm such a special guy i can reset relations with russia and in work out for him if using that the obama administration's attempted reset with russia was an error and a mistake what your view of how our current president trump deals with vladimir putin in particular in russia in general well so so there there's two things how how does trump do you with putin and how does his administration deal with putin and so i if the very schizophrenic situation on the on the trump side he's he's tweeting out and seeing all sorts of nice things about putin and saying things that i find very upsetting and distasteful but then you look at his defense secretary mattis his cia had his all these other people they're like the biggest russia hawks there are and so in reality nothing has changed on the russia policy even with all this tweeting and and offensive praise of putin sanctions haven't been lifted nato is still intact act and generally russia's grumbling and pissed off with america right now so there has been a lot of press about particular meeting that relates to the magnitsky act and the retaliation by let them re putin's russia about a meeting in trump tower with a lawyer that you may be familiar with in the tel you facility sky who was it has been said by one of donald trump's sons was there to talk about adoption what do you make of that and what do you know about that meeting i know a lot about that meeting so first of all who is an italian vessel and it's gone italian vessel it's on is a russian lawyer who is working fulltime for a russian family headed by a russian oligarch named pewter cut save he was one of the senior members of the putin regime and the us department of justice under your command at the time discovered that some of the money of the two hundred thirty million dollars that sergei magnitsky exposed and was killed over found his way into manhattan.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Frozen and i should point out that plan amir putin is a very rich man rich that fif that fifty fifty deal he did with the oligarchy has made him two hundred billion dollars in my analysis he's the richest man in the world and so he thinks that his money is at risk of being frozen and seized and so we genuinely as many people had told us had hit the achilles heel of ladimir putin personally with us magnitsky at you mentioned that you went to senator ben cardin democrat and senator john mccain republican pointing to go to the white house well i i i discovered something very frustrating for me which was that at the time that i wanted to do this president obama wanted to do something called the reset with russia with that meant in practical terms was he basically wanted to allow russia to do whatever they wanted to do his long as sort of general diplomatic relations improved and so i was being blocked the white house wanted nothing to do with this who was blocking you president obama basically he he he didn't wanna do this this particular story shows how the us constitution the checks and balances make it possible to to do things that should be done and so this is clearly a situation where whatever the diplomatic objectives were of the administration this was just something this is a good piece of legislation this was basically saying should russian tortures and murders be allowed to come into america and ninety two senators thought no they shouldn't do you think you're not a foreign policy expert but you seem to know whole lot about american and russian relations do you think the reset on the part of the obama administration was an error completer so so and it's an error it's sort of an error of the pride of obama what happens in all these situations you get a new president they come in and they think i'm such a successful guy look i'm president of the united states of america i can do anything i can convince ladimir putin to behave himself we saw this with george bush george bush goes in there and he looks into putin's eyes and sees his soul and then it didn't work out so well he has one meeting where he saw his soul the next twenty seven meetings didn't work out so well and and and then obama.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"Explain what what you did after sergei magnitsky guide so that he would not have died in vain well so i i got the news on the morning of the seventeenth of november and it was the most heartbreaking thing that's ever happened in my life and when i finally got over the shock i put aside everything else find justice for sergei magnitsky and at first i thought i was going to try and russia we had this absolute granular detailed record of who did what to wear how when and why and from that record i figured that there must be some possibility of getting justice inside of russia because it was such a high profile murder but we got none zero putin's circle the wagons he personally got involved in exonerating every single person who played a role he gave promotions and stayed honors to some of the people most complicit and in the most shocking miscarriage of justice the putin regime put sergei on trial three years after they murdered him in the first ever trial against the dead man in the history of russia they found him guilty i was his co defendant and they found me guilty as well sentenced to nine years and attention in a russian prison it became vastly clear and obvious well before that trial that there was no possibility of justice inside of russia so i said let's get justice outside of russia when i discovered was that this was a crime of money this was on an i a crime of ideology or crime of religion it was a crime of money it was a crime to to cover up the theft of two hundred thirty million dollars and the people who stole that money don't keep it in russia.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"So so they put him in pretrial detention and and he he's been tortured to get him to withdraw his testimony against the police officers they put him in in sales with fourteen inmates and eight bands leave the life leave lights on twenty four hours a day to impose sleep deprivation they put him in cells with no heat and no window panes december in moscow so we nearly freezes to death they put him in cells with no toilet just a hole in the floor where the sewage bubbles up they move from cell to cell to sell they moved him something like twenty eight times in his three hundred and fifty days in detention and the purpose of all this is to get him to withdraw his testimony against the corrupt police officers and then they wanna get him to sign a false confession to say that he stole the two hundred and thirty million dollars and he did so in my instruction and they figure they figured here's a here's a tax lawyer from an american law firm who wears a blue suit and a red tie and buys his starbucks in the morning and sits in a cubicle this guy will buckle in a week and and do whatever they want him to do and they had no idea who they were dealing with game ski sergei ski is one of the most principal people i've ever come across in my life he's man of absolute integrity and for sergei the idea of perjuring himself and bearing false witness was more awful and more painful than the physical pain that they were inflicting on him and he just refused to do that and so they just up the pressure up the torture and things got worse and worse and worse and about six months into this sergei started getting terrible pains in his stomach he ended up losing forty pounds and he was diagnosed as having pancreatitis and gallstones and needing an operation and about about a week before the operation his jailers came to him again with this proposal sign a false confession again he refused and then they abruptly moved him from prison had a medical facility to a new a new bit very old maximum security prison called bucci it's considered to be one of the worst prisons in russia.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"He said however the second thing is truly the most cynical thing i've ever seen in russia and i've seen a lot of cynical things and i said what's that and he said well when we were moving all of our money out of russia we sold everything and we had a huge profit we had a billion dollars profit and we paid two hundred thirty million dollars of capital gains tax to the russian government and thirty had discovered was that when these bad guys it's still in our companies they went back to the tax authorities and they said those taxes they were paid the two hundred thirty million dollars that you paid last year was paid by mistake and they said we'd like to file an amended tax return and get a tax refund of two hundred and thirty million dollars and so they applied for two hundred and thirty million dollar tax refund it was the largest tax refund in the history of russia they plied for on the twenty third of december two thousand seven and it was approved and paid out the next day the larr tax refund in the history of russia merry christmas and so so then what did what did you did you direct your lawyer sergei magnitsky to do something about that so so yes so so we we said to ourselves okay first of all we said to ourselves this couldn't be have been sanctioned exercise this month you know putin how would have allowed he's nationalist right he's the guy patriot he cares about his country how would he have allowed his own officials to steal money from their own country this i it's very it's very important this wasn't my money they stole this was the russian government's money they still so certainly and i were both thinking that putin he might have authorized them to steal our money but he couldn't have authorized them to steal the government's money and so we didn't sit decided that if we just bring this to the highest level of the russian government that the good guys will get the bad guys and that would be the end of the story and so we why why didn't you.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"And and what should i do and i said i don't know let me call our lawyer in moscow so i got this lawyer guy named jameson firestone's i call up jameson and i say jamison what we we've got some people reading our office what should i do and he's ended pretty harry i'm not sure i don't know i've got twenty five more officers raiding my office here looking for your documents and then the next thing we we know using the documents seized by the police the companies have been fraudulently reregistered out of our name into the name of a man who had been convicted of murder and let out of jail early by the police presumably to put his name on these documents i i was horrified and i was horrified not because i was gonna lose any money because we'd have any money in these companies horrified because if the police were working with murderers opening up criminal cases against me and reading our offices god knows what else they're going to do to me and so i needed to stop this whole thing and find a way of fixing it and so i looked around to try to find the smartest lawyer i could find in russia and i found i found him it was a young man he was thirty five at the time his name was sergei magnitsky sergei magnitsky worked for an american law firm and he was one of these guys who could do ten things in the time it takes other people to do one he was just a genius and i said to sergei go out and figure out what's going on here why they're doing it how we stop it and it goes out he does a big investigation and he comes back and he says i figured out what they've done and it's shocking hey said there were two things they were trying to do the first thing was they wanted to steal all of your money but you were smarter than them and you've got your money out quicker and they didn't get anything i thought few thank god.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"He and his lawyers real desperate requests to every different branch of the criminal justice system begging for medical attention in every one of their requests either ignored or denied and eventually three games body could no longer tolerate this in on the night of november sixteen two thousand nine sergei magnitsky went into critical condition on that night the um procure authorities did whenever responsibility for him anymore and so they um moved him put him in an ambulance and moved him to a different prison where they had a medical wing when he arrived at this different prison instead of putting him in the emergency room they put them in an isolation cell a chained him to a bad and aid ride guards with rubber batons beat him until he died were you learning about the mistreatment and torture of sergei magnitsky in real time i we were so sergei the way the way that we know what happened to him is it sergei wrote it all down everybody has their own way of dealing with duress of being in prison and and sergejs way was to write it all down and sergei wrote about four hundred and fifty complaints about his miss treatment in prison during a three hundred fifty eight days in detention once a month or so um he would hand the big stack of complaints to his lawyer in his lawyer would file them and the russian authorities who either nor them or deny them but we got copies of all those complaints some of them real time some of them afterwards but it was a slow motion torture to death what they did to sergei magnitsky and it was absolutely horrifying and heartbreaking to wash while is happening and of course.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on Stay Tuned with Preet
"I said what fat in the end he said well when we were moving over money out of russia uh we sold everything and we had a huge profit we had a billion dollars profit and we paid two hundred thirty million dollars capital gains tax to the russian government and with thirty had discovered was that when these bad guys had stolen our companies they went back to the tax authorities and they said those taxes they were paid the two hundred thirty million dollars that you paid last year was paid by mistake and they said we'd like to file an amended tax return and get a tax refund of two hundred and thirty million dollars and so they applied for two hundred and thirty million dollar tax refund it was the largest tax refund in the history of russia fight for it on the 23rd of december two thousand seven and it was approved and paid out the next day the largest tax refund in the history of russia merry christmas and then so sit in what it what did you do direct your lawyer sergei magnitsky to do something about that so so yes oh so we we said to ourselves okay first of all we set ourselves this couldn't via have been a sanctioned exercise this month you know putin how we have allowed he's the nationalist right he's the guy patriot he cares about his country how would have allowed his his own officials to steal money from their own country this i s israe is very important this wasn't my money they stole this was the russian government's money they stole so surrey and i were both thinking that putin he might have been authorized them to steal our money but he couldn't have authorized them to steal the government's money and so we then sit and decided that if we just bring this to the highest level of the russian government that the good guys will get the bad guys and that will be the end of the story.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Border and their uniforms aren't looking at the substance of they're saying there's an arrest warrant for this guy's why we'll be arrested across the border so you are being charged by the russian government for murder for murdering your lawyer sergei magnitsky why do you think russian prosecutors are charging you with this now well so i mean that is a very long story but basically sergei magnitsky was arrested after he uncovered a two hundred thirty milliondollar government corruption scheme he was imprisoned he was tortured for three hundred fifty eight days and he was killed nine years ago in moscow in prison i've i was expelled from russia a number of years before before that and so i've been basically out of russia for almost twelve years now but some what i've been doing is to try to get justice for for the murder of sergei magnitsky had gone around the world and i've gotten sanctions in place against russia against putin's cronies and was aimed at after the this the magnitsky accu talked about these sanctions i mean this this will is now us law that the us put these sanctions in place because in part because if your efforts indeed so so i i went first of the us then i went to britain i went to various countries around the world most recently canada and all these countries of pass with called the magnitsky add to the magnitsky ads imposes visa sanctions and asset freezes on the people who killed sergei magnitsky and the people who do similar types of human rights abuses in russia hand and this infuriates putin he's just so mad so people will also noticed name because it came up donald trump junior famously matt in the summer of 2016 during the election with our a lawyer russian lawyer who had been lobbying for the us to roll back those sanctions the magnitsky act which we should say russia then limited us adoptions in retaliation so this has been going on for a long time at you are now being charged with the murder though of someone who you are actually very close with right can you to say more about your personal relationship with second maintenance king sergei was my lawyer them and most importantly when he was some put in this terrible position where they started.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on KQED Radio
"For this guy is why we'll be arrested for across the border so you are being charged by the russian government for murder for murdering your lawyer sergei magnitsky why do you think russian prosecutors are charging you with this now well so i mean is a very long story but basically sergei magnitsky was arrested after he uncovered a two hundred thirty milliondollar government corruption scheme he was imprisoned he was tortured for three hundred fifty eight days and he was killed nine years ago in moscow in prison i've i was expelled from russia a number of years before before that and so i've been basically out of russia for almost twelve years now but some what i've been doing is to try to get justice for for the murder of sergei magnitsky had gone around the world and i've gotten sanctions in place against russia against putin's cronies and we should aim to after the this the magnitsky accu talked about these sanctions i mean this this will is now us law that the us put these sanctions in place because in part because of your efforts indeed so so i i went first of the us then i went to britain i went to various countries around the world most recently canada and all these countries of asked with called the magnitsky add to the magnitsky act imposes visa sanctions and asset freezes on the people who killed sergei magnitsky and the people who do similar types of human rights abuses in russia and and this infuriates putin he's just so mad so people will also know this name because it came up donald trump junior famously matt in the summer of 2016 during the election with a a lawyer russian lawyer who had been lobbying for the us to roll back those sanctions the magnitsky act which we should say russia then limited us adoptions in retaliation so this has been going on for a long time at you are now being charged with the murder though of someone who you are actually very close with right can you to say more about your personal relationship with second magnitsky sergei was my lawyer them and most importantly when he was some put in this terrible position where they started to torture him to um to try to get him to withdraw his testimony against corrupt officials and they wanted him to sign a false confession to say that that he stole the money.
"sergei magnitsky" Discussed on The Lead with Jake Tapper
"At the heart of donald trump juniors controversial meeting with a group of russian and russian aligned lawyers and business associates among others is sergei magnitsky as an attorney working for americanborn financier built browder magnitsky discovered a two hundred thirty million dollar tax fraud and corruption scheme involving the russian government and oligarchs with ties to the kremlin sergei magnitsky was a thirty seven year old lawyer who was working for me he was my responsibility and he was taken hostage because of me and then he was slowly torture to death in the most horrific way as a hostage and then he died his arrest and death in prison in two thousand nine the bill is passed inspiring the magnitsky act a law passed by congress to financially punish russians involved in human rights violations many of whom are close to putin and are believed responsible for magnitsky's death these people are not good people and their two very bad things and everyone needs to understand that browder is a leading proponent of the sanctions which led putin to retaliate by suspending u s adoptions of russian children and it was this adoption issue merely a cover for discussing removal of the sanctions that trump junior claims was the focus of his june 2016 meeting with russian lawyer natalia vassal nitz sky a and american lobbyist rinat opd mention where they mentioned that this was about adoption that meeting have nothing to do with adoption the there were there were two effectively agents of the russian government went to donald trump junior and said can can you help us withdraw this act if your father gets elected president cnn has not confirmed routers claim president trump said his previously undisclosed our long conversation with vladimir putin at a g twenty dinner earlier this month was also about russian adoptions this is his single largest foreign policy priority to get rid of these sanctions which sanctions him and the other people around him who drought her is set to appear before the senate judiciary committee thursday today they heard from the fbi's top counterintelligence official about the extent foreign adversaries are spying on the us and attempting to meddle in elections our country is under relentless assault by hostile stayed actors in their proxies they use people from across our governments in from all walks of life.