Russian lobbyist at meeting with Trump team apparently made little impression, but reports suggest entrapment effort

NY Times:

Russian-American Lobbyist Attended Trump Jr.’s Meeting

The lobbyist’s presence adds a twist to the evolving story about the meeting, which Donald Trump Jr. set up after learning a Russian lawyer had damaging information about Hillary Clinton.
The information provided was not that interesting and apparently on hinted at an area where more research was needed.

Another potential bombshell coming out of the meeting is a report by Medium that Attorney General Lynch had Paul Manafort's phone tapped through the use of a FISA warrant.  If true this would be another example of the Obama administration using the foreign surveillance courts to spy on domestic political opponents.
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Accusations have arisen that the meeting was part of a wider setup to achieve a FISA warrant to wiretap phones of the Trump campaign during 2016. President Trump himself has accused the FBI under Loretta Lynch of wiretapping his campaign.

Now, a former Trump campaign official reports that Paul Manafort’s phone was subject to FISA wiretap during the infamous meeting.
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If there were FISA transcripts of the meeting it is likely they were illegally obtained since the court blocked the broader request.  But there do appear to be elements of a set up by the Obama administration or an attempted entrapment.

The alleged lobbyist at the meeting has been identified as Rinat Akhmetshin, who is also allegedly an employee of Fusion GPS, the company behind the dirty dossier on Trump.  This adds to the suspicion that the meeting was a scam that may have been for the purpose of getting a FISA warrant.  That would suggest collusion between the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton campaign and their operatives with Fusion GPS.

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