In the latest Russia scandal news a report has revealed that Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA), the man who was described as “Putin’s favorite congressman,” was instructed by the Kremlin last year for how to attack sanctions against Russia.
The Daily Beast revealed that Rohrabacher was “given a secret document by officials in Moscow” he “sought to alter sanctions legislation and tried to set up a virtual show trial on Capitol Hill” last June.
This was right around the time Donald Trump Jr., Jared Kushner, and Paul Manafort all met up with Russian nationals who claimed to be representatives of the Russian government’s efforts to undermine the candidacy of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
Rohrabacher’s original plan was to “Confront” anti-Putin campaigner Bill Browder “with a feature-length pro-Kremlin propaganda movie that viciously attacks him—as well as at least two witnesses linked to the Russian authorities, including lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya.”
According to the Daily Beast, the purpose of the “show trial” was to undermine the sanctions place on Russia.
The Daily Beast reported:
“Rohrabacher’s office was given the film by the Prosecutor General’s office in Moscow, which is run by Yuri Chaika, a close associate of President Vladimir Putin who is accused of widespread corruption, and Viktor Grin, the deputy general prosecutor who has been sanctioned by the United States as part of the Magnitsky Act. That same Prosecutor General’s office also was listed as being behind the “very high level and sensitive information” that was offered to Donald Trump Jr. in an email prior to his now infamous meeting with Russian officials at Trump Tower on June 9—just days before the congressional hearing.”