Ike Kaveladze and FusionGPS operatives Natalia Veselnitskaya and Rinat Akhmetshin met with Donald Trump Jr. and Jared Kushner on June 9, 2016. The meeting was arranged by Fusion GPS associate Rob Goldstone. Glenn Simpson met with Veselnitskaya immediately before and after. Veselnitskaya told NBC News the information she used in the meeting she got from Simpson. FusionGPS hired Christopher Steele to author the Steele dossier three days after the meeting. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller never talked to Veselnitskaya.
Nearly a year later, on May 8, 2017 Eric and Donald Trump Jr. we’re summoned to FBI headquarters for an emergency meeting with Dir. James Comey, bureau cybersecurity agents and CIA representatives. An FBI press release said the government alerted the brothers of a cyberattack. However the brothers, who were initially contacted by email for the June 9, 2016 meeting with FusionGPS operatives, were in no mood to talk.
Director Comey was fired the next day. Andrew McCabe became Acting Director. Despite being under no less than three Inspector General investigations into the Clinton, Russia, and FusionGPS matters, McCabe still failed to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.
During Comey’s Congressional testimony three weeks later Don Jr. sent out 80 tweets critical of Comey, evidently still fuming over the May 8, 2017 “emergency meeting” with Comey and CIA cyber experts.
On July 8, 2017 Mark Corallo, attorney for Donald Trump, Jr. revealed that FusionGPS, a firm employed by the Clinton campaign and the DNC, had misrepresented themselves to arrange a meeting between Donald Trump Jr, and a Russian lawyer in the Summer of 2016 in an effort to compromise the Trump organization. Reports also indicate Natalia Veselnitskaya, the FusionGPS operative and Russian lawyer who lobbied for repeal of Russian sanctions (the Magnitsky Act), was granted special immigration parole status by Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s office, so she could represent her Russian client Denis Katsyv and his company, Prevezon Holdings Ltd.