I know a bit of it, and the fact that Browder's Russian lawyer accidentally beat himself to death tripping over some soap in prison
kind of underscores the entire issue. Browder may have been grinding Russian orphans into "herbal viagra" for all we know; the fact that his lawyer was imprisoned and murdered should say enough.
Though wrap your mind around this concept that would serve as a particularly anal smashing law school exam:
- 1. Can the Federal Government grant a foreign power the opportunity to question US citizens in Freedom ?
2. How the fuck does either compel a US citizen to testify?
as you know, the Federal or State governments cannot compel you to testify unless
you are granted immunity from prosecution. In that case, for a time, they can hold you in contempt--see Susan Rich protecting the Clintons.
What subpoena could the Feds issue? They are not investigating anything. So . . . do they send a Strongly Worded Letter to a person "demanding" they come in and be interviewed by Russians? And when the person's lawyer tells them to get fucked by Gram
's Mom . . . again . . . what do they do?
It may be a fatuous offer from Trump similar to Lt. Col. Oliver "Off the Shelf" North joke about offering the Iranian officials "free trips on the Space Shuttle" if it would get him something when Some Fat Democrat accused him of "lying!" to the Iranians.
In a sick way it is brilliant. Mueller & Co. will never interview the indicted Ruskies who are in Russia . . . even if they could, does protections apply . . . "In RUSSIA" [In Sylvester Stallone Voice--Ed.]? Whatever, unless Vlad I somehow compels them to cooperate . . . here . . . take a hit off of this! . . . nothing
will happen, BUT Trump & Co. can accuse Mueller & Co. of failing to "seek the Truth!!11!"
This is what we get for news before the NFL season.