Hermitage Capital CEO: Russia Paid Company That Made Trump Dossier

The firm that produced a dossier on then candidate Donald Trump was working for the Russian government and was being paid by a Kremlin official, a financier who lobbied for the controversial Magnitsky Act said Thursday.

Hermitage Capital Management CEO Bill Browder told members of the Senate Judiciary Committee that Fusion GPS was acting as a foreign agent and should have registered as such in the United States.

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., asked Browder, “You believe that Fusion GPS should have registered under FARA because they were acting on behalf of the Russians?”

Browder replied yes, to which Graham said, “I just want to absorb that for a moment. The group that did the dossier on President Trump hired this British spy, wound up getting it to the FBI. You believe they were working for the Russians?”

Browder then said, “in the spring and summer of 2016, they were receiving



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