After offering to allow special counsel Robert Mueller’s team to come to Russia for their investigation (as long as there was a reciprocal arrangement for Russian intelligence to investigate in the U.S.) Putin said this:
“For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case. Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton. Well that’s their personal case.
It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal. So, we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions. So, we have an interest in questioning them.”
Why isn’t the Lame Stream covering this?
Well, I guess that’s a stupid question.
The American-born British financier Bill Browder (whom Putin is referring to) was at one time the largest foreign portfolio investors in Russia.
A quick Wikipedia check reveals:
Browder’s paternal grandfather was Earl Browder, who was born in Kansas in 1891. He was a radical and had lived in the Soviet Union for several years from 1927 and married Raisa Berkman, a Jewish Russian woman, while living there. After his return to the United States in 1931, Earl Browder became the leader of the Communist Party USA, and ran for U.S. president in 1936 and 1940. After World War II, Earl Browder lost favor with Moscow and was expelled from the American Communist party.