Honeypot Confirmed? Russian Lawyer Met With Clinton-Funded Fusion GPS Before and After Trump Jr. Meeting
Two weeks ago, new bombshells surrounding the infamous Trump-Russia dossier pointed the finger at the Democratic Party and the Hillary Clinton campaign, who paid Fusion GPS to compile it. This suggested a pivotal connection between the Clinton campaign and the Russian lawyer who gained notoriety for meeting Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort in June, 2016 — Natalia Veselnitskaya.
At the time, PJ Media wondered whether or not the Clinton campaign urged Veselnitskaya to act as a "honeypot" — drawing the Trump campaign into a meeting with a Russian lawyer as a trap. In orchestrating this meeting, the Clinton campaign could suggest Trump was just as in bed with the Russians as Hillary Clinton was, Uranium One scandal or not.
Recent news substantially confirms the "honeypot" theory, suggesting that the Clinton campaign may indeed have orchestrated the Trump-Russia meeting through Fusion GPS, since the firm was indeed a client for the Clinton campaign.
An unnamed source told Fox News that "hours before the Trump Tower meeting on June 9, 2016, Fusion co-founder and ex-Wall Street Journal reporter Glenn Simpson was with Veselnitskaya in a Manhattan federal courtroom." Court records, email correspondence, and published reports corroborated this meeting.
Furthermore, the source also told Fox News that Simpson and Veselnitskaya met again after the meeting.
This new revelation underscores the probability of the "honeypot" theory, an idea PJ Media's Liz Sheld suggested to this reporter.
The theory goes like this. During her time as secretary of State, Hillary Clinton developed unsettling connections to Russian business interests. Most notoriously, she helped approve a 2010 deal giving Russian company Rosatom 20 percent of U.S. uranium, while her husband had just been paid $500,000 for a speech at a Russian bank promoting Uranium One stock.
In recent months, this corruption scandal has only gotten worse. At the time of the Uranium One deal, Rosatom was under FBI investigation, but the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ) — then run by Robert Mueller and Eric Holder, respectively — kept the investigation secret, right when public knowledge of it would have mattered most.
According to the anonymous witness behind the Rosatom FBI story, the investigation also uncovered evidence that Russian officials had routed millions of dollars into the U.S. to benefit the Clinton Foundation. Furthermore, at the same time the FBI kept its Rosatom investigation secret, the agency acted fast to bust a Russian spy ring because it got too close to Hillary Clinton.
Already in 2015, conservative journalist Peter Schweitzer had hit on this story in a blistering New York Times article. It stands to reason Clinton's campaign would want to bury this story, or even better, brand an opponent the "real" puppet of the Russians.